welcome to solidus

We specialize in branch transformation for New England's community banks and credit unions.
We practice data-driven design and construction to optimize delivery channels and guarantee ROI. Our integrated approach saves clients both time and money. Ask us anything you like about our unique DesignBuildFurnish® concept.

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COVID-19 Branch Safety Kits

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United Bank

This magnificent 72,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters has lavish conference rooms, state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, stunning floors and a glitzy spiral staircase, overlooking central Hartford, CT.

Finex Credit Union

We renovated a traditional 1,800 ft credit union branch by re-purposing space and creating a high-tech experience for its members. The space has a sleek lounge feel and curved interior design featuring flat screen TVs and glass partitioned booths.

Pioneer Valley Pediatrics

We worked off-hours, enabling this medical practice to function without interruption. A bold palette and "soft corners" created an upbeat atmosphere. We installed a large fish tank, signature clapboard reception, and renovated all labs and exam rooms.

UHart Locker Room

We expanded the men’s basketball locker room at the University of Hartford, adding a kitchenette, an ice bath alcove for cold water immersion, and an audiovisual lounge where athletes can review games.

Sulzer Pump Solutions (US)

We completely gutted and rebuilt this large office space, including cafeterias, ceiling duct work and other newly-exposed mechanicals. Using natural light and a fresh palette we restructured the interior concept, and created a workplace employees love.

client testimonials

"Solidus doesn’t just design and build beautiful branches. They consult and listen first, and I have always appreciated their focus on building a branch that will achieve our business objectives. Their financial industry experience helps us to sharpen our thinking and leads to a design that is effective both architecturally and strategically. Their ability to offer a guaranteed price and deadline reflects the level of expertise you gain when you hire Solidus – they know what they are doing and they stand behind their work."

- Ken Weinstein, President and CEO, Newtown Savings Bank
"Solidus designed and built what is a beautiful office building during the day, but at night, when it’s fully illuminated, you couldn’t pay for that kind of billboard on Route 30 if you tried. It’s incredible."

- CarrieAnne Cormier, VP of Retail Operations, Avidia Bank
"I didn’t have any constructive criticism following our Chicopee office renovation because everything went so well with Solidus. In fact, we’re using the firm again over in Westfield and we are confident everything will again proceed according to our agreement."

- Jim Kelly, CEO, Polish National Credit Union
"What is great is that I have a very strong relationship with Mark Charette. Whenever there was a roadblock to progress of any kind, Mark would get right on it and make sure it was resolved immediately, which is important on a project of this scale."

- Eric Newell, CFO, United Bank
"The Solidus team knows where the future of banking is going, and really understood our needs when developing a primary theme for the branch. They refined several design options before coming up with the ideal solution, and also helped establish best practices for us. Communication was always on point. We were always on the same page and, once finalized, our concept was realized on schedule. "

- Dillon Tardif, Marketing Manager, Seasons Federal Credit Union
"Solidus designed and built our new Financial Solutions Center. This full service center has dramatically boosted productivity. We’ve doubled our deposits, and tripled our loan volume compared to our old branch template across the street. Solidus understood our strategic vision exactly, and were there with innovative answers. "

- Jonathan Wood, Executive Vice President, Savings Institute Bank & Trust
"Finex CU choose Solidus for our branch redesign / rebranding project. With our branch delivery systems rapidly changing, Solidus displayed the needed expertise in new small branch concepts that enabled us to implement video ITMs and reshape our traditional cash operations. They seamlessly integrated rebranding concepts into the open flowing design which included glass partitions, pendant lights, flat screen TV, and spotlights. The new branch facilitates private consultative advice along with more efficient automated cash transactions. Solidus earned our trust and executed flawlessly with professional expertise and a friendly personal touch!"

- Michael Palladino, CCE, President/CEO, Finex Credit Union
"Throughout the entire design and construction phases of our new Norwalk branch, the Solidus team was extremely organized and professional. They demonstrated great attention to detail, finished the project on time and on budget…and the end result was a great finished product."

- Diane Knetzger SVP, Director of Marketing, Bankwell
"I know that many companies talk ‘turnkey’, but Solidus lives it. You truly understand what is going on during the process and Solidus delivers what they promise on time and on budget."

- Paul Edwards, Vice President, Facilities, Liberty Bank
"Solidus should have a billboard stating that they deliver what they promise. They worked closely with us before the project to assure that all our criteria were met and that we saved time and money. We use Solidus for all of our construction and renovation work."

- Laurie Caetano, Practice Administrator, Gynecology & Obstetrics at Rocky Hill
"Solidus' pre-construction assessment was amazing – it ensured that we were selecting the most productive, cost-effective space for our new facility. They are rock solid people who made a terrific effort and delivered the goods."

- Paul Stratton, President Macey Noyes
"Solidus has proven to be responsive and knowledgeable. We have an excellent working relationship because they anticipate our needs and offer creative ideas and solutions. We trust their process and their commitment to meeting our expectations."

- Aaron Phelps Jr., Office & Facilities Manager, Shipman & Goodwin LLP
"We represent both national and international models who say our offices are the best they’ve ever seen. I believe our new training and work space will help take our business to the next level."

- Tina M. Kiniry, President, John Casablancas Modeling & Care Center