First Tech Credit Union

Job Summary

When tasked with delivering widespread updates to First Tech Credit Union’s Palo Alto location on a 10-week timetable, Rylko went above and beyond— not simply meeting, but exceeding the expectations of the client, with exceptional (and memorable) results that allowed the credit union to open its doors earlier than anticipated.


First Tech Credit Union had leased the space for their Palo Alto location, but the previously vacant 3,985 square-foot suite required some significant changes before they could move in. Rylko provided design/build services to upgrade the HVAC and electrical systems, install extensive security measures, and expertly lay out electrical, telephone and data lines. A new fire sprinkler system was also required to bring the building up to code.

From there, the aesthetic work could begin. Rylko coordinated between trades to install a modular wall system that complimented the underlying systems of the space, which was added at the furniture load-in stage. A custom-build teller line and high-end finishes rounded out the streamlined new look of the suite. As usual, it was Rylko’s overarching eye for detail and superior onsite field management that made the project an overwhelming success— as verified by First Tech Federal Credit Union’s facilities manager.

This has been one of the most satisfying and most rewarding working relationships I have had in my 32 years in the Facilities field. I hope I get the chance to work with all of you again in the future."
Bryan Rodrigues, Facilities Manager, First Tech Federal Credit Union