Grafton branch is Port State Bank’s next remodeling project


Port Washington State Bank will begin remodeling its Grafton branch this month.

The project, which coincides with the 20th anniversary of the branch at 2080 Washington St., will include new furnishings, additional safe deposit boxes, a refreshment area and improved children’s area, as well as enhanced heating and ventilation systems that circulate and purify air.

 The improvements have been designed with both the bank’s customers and employees in mind and are important even in a day and age of online banking services, James Schowalter, president and chief operating officer, said.

“Our investment in our brick-and-mortar branches is important because despite all the technology available for simple transactions, it’s still one of the preferred ways for many of our customers to conduct more complex business,” he said, referring to everything from mortgages to business loans. “In addition to the dreams that have been made real, this is a place where approximately 20 employees across our retail and deposit operations teams spend eight or more hours of their day. It’s equally important for them to feel at home here too.”

The branch is expected to remain open during the project, which is scheduled to be completed in late spring, although access to safe deposit boxes and some services may require appointments during phases of the work.

The Grafton project comes less than a year after the completion of the sweeping renovation of its flagship branch and headquarters in downtown Port Washington. The bank remodeled several of its other branches prior to that.




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