First Federal selects Momentum as its design-build partner

PORT ANGELES, WA (October 11, 2013) — First Federal, a Washington State savings bank, has announced it has selected Momentum to provide market analysis and research, branch network planning, and design a new branch prototype in Kitsap County.

First Federal conducted a comprehensive review process including extensive due diligence, multiple interviews and an evaluation of the firm’s history of performance with financial institutions in Washington.   “It was a long process, but we are confident we took every reasonable step to ensure thorough due diligence was conducted on each of the firms.  In the end, we felt Momentum’s approach, expertise, and overall track record made them an ideal fit for us”, said Kelly Liske, Executive Vice President, and Chief Banking Officer.

Momentum will take a holistic approach to developing a strategy for the bank, ensuring alignment with the organization’s long-term mission and objectives.  “We are honored to be selected as First Federal’s partner, and we see great growth potential for the organization in the years to come”, said Jim Haack, President of Momentum.

In furthering First Federal’s commitment of strengthening their communities, Momentum will partner with other local vendors and contractors to provide services as needed.

About First Federal Bank
First Federal has nine branches, serving Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap Counties from Forks to Port Townsend to Poulsbo. In addition, in August 2012 they opened a lending center in Bellingham.

First Federal is a Community Bank focused on providing traditional banking services to consumers and small business owners in their local communities.  They are celebrating their 90th anniversary this year, delivering banking products and services that support customer convenience and choice.

About Momentum
Momentum is a full-service strategic planning, design-build firm with offices in Seattle and Pittsburgh. Momentum provides financial services clients throughout the United States with performance-oriented retail and operations facilities. For more information, visit or call (206) 267-1900.

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