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Farmers and Merchants Bank begins construction of O’Fallon location

Farmers and Merchants National Bank, in partnership with the City of O’Fallon and Poettker Construction, has begun construction on a new location at 1805 East Highway 50 in O’Fallon, Ill.

The 4,000-square-foot facility, part of the Four Points Center development, will be the bank’s seventh area location.  Ground was broken May 18. The project is anticipated for completion in fall 2021.

“Farmers and Merchants National Bank is excited to bring our services to the O’Fallon Community with the help of the City of O’Fallon and Poettker Construction,” said Stephen Greene, president of Farmers and Merchants National Bank. “We are committed to providing exceptional services with our traditional family and community banking values. As we continue to grow and achieve success, we are looking forward to stepping into new communities with our quality products and great customer service.”

FMB currently has six locations in St. Clair and Washington counties in Illinois.

The new building consists of metal stud walls, brick masonry walls, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing and shingled roofing; and features two drive-thru lanes.

“We are honored to work with Farmers and Merchants National Bank as their general contractor in order to bring more convenience and services to the O’Fallon community,” said Ryan Poettker, executive vice president and COO of Poettker Construction Co. “Poettker is looking forward to many more projects in the future as Farmers and Merchants continues to expand and deliver exceptional services.”

The project’s design team is led by Michael E. Bauer Architecture.  GC Engineering is serving as the structural engineer; 303rd Engineering Group as the mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineer; and TWM Engineering as the civil engineer.

Farmers and Merchants National Bank was chartered in Nashville, Ill., on May 6, 1906, by a group of local residents and merchants. Visit

IMAGES: A rendering of the new building, top. Below, Farmer and Merchants Bank leadership team and the City of O’Fallon, Ill. “breaks ground” on the banks’ seventh location.  From left, Lucas Poettker, Poettker project manager; Ryan Poettker, Poettker executive vice president and COO; Dan May, senior vice president/senior lender; Dean Oelze, board member; Marion Oelze, chairman of the board, Stephen J. Greene, president/CEO; Herb Roach, O’Fallon mayor; Mark Davitz, St. Clair County Market president; Allan Dahncke, board member; Nathan Parchman, O’Fallon branch manager; and Michael E. Bauer, architect, who provided the rendering shown above.

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