One bank, one builder, one goal. How Gateway Bank, Brian Ehlers Construction, and the concept of design-build helped create Ocala’s newest landmark.
Over photographs of South Carolina homes and fluted street lights spread out across the conference table, the Gateway Bank site committee shared its vision for its new location on historic Silver Springs Boulevard. Gateway would forgo the cold, industrial look so prevalent in bank design for a distinctly Southern style, complete with large colonial columns and aged brick pavers out front and warm woods and a grand staircase within.
For Project Manager Holland Drake of Brian Ehlers Construction, the job was the opportunity of a lifetime.