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Stay up-to-date on the construction progress of our second branch in Lima on the east side!

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Updates on Our Lima Bellefontaine Road Branch


 Lima East Expansion 2023

FNB To Open Second Lima Location in 2024

July 31, 2023 - First National Bank of Pandora is pleased to announce the future site of its second location in Lima at 1991 Bellefontaine Road, on Lima’s east side near the intersection of State Route 117 and Greeley Chapel Road. Technicon Design Group of Ottawa has designed the branch and Touchstone CPM, a subsidiary of Tuttle Services, will oversee construction of the building. Construction is expected to start in September and the branch will open in Spring, 2024. Click here to read more.


 Lima East August 23 2023

First National Bank Begins Construction

August 23, 2023 - Construction began before our groundbreaking! The area of raised ground will be where our building will sit at 1991 Bellefontaine Road in Lima.


 Lima East Groundbreaking

First National Bank Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

September 5, 2023 - First National Bank held their groundbreaking ceremony. Pictured are (left to right) Jared Lehman (FNB Board of Directors), Scott Basinger (FNB Board of Directors), Pete Suter (Chairman of Pandora Bancshares, Inc.), John Arnold (Chairman of FNB Board of Directors), Todd Mason (President & CEO at FNB), Randal Verhoff (FNB Board of Directors), and Brendon Matthews (EVP, Chief Lending Officer at FNB).


 Lima East September 14 2023

Digging The Footers 

September 14, 2023 - The construction crew has been busy staking the building pad, getting the utilities ready and digging the footers to get ready for concrete. We’re making great progress so far!


 Lima East 10.11.2023

Ready for Concrete Building Slab

October 11, 2023 - Underground plumbing and electrical were installed and inspected. The crew is prepping to pour the concrete building slab. The steel will be delivered and erected next week and it will really start to look like a building soon.


 Lima East 10.22.2023

Structural Steel Erected & Building Slab Poured

October 22, 2023 - You are looking at an aerial view of construction at our future branch located at 1991 Bellefontaine Road. The building slab has been poured. The structural steel erection is now complete and wood framing will begin soon!


 Lima East 11.01.2023

Wood Framing

November 1, 2023 - Wood framing is in process. The building is beginning to take shape.


 Lima East 11.03.2023


November 3, 2023 - Wood trusses are being set on the building. You can start the see the roof line taking shape.


 Lima East 11.15.2023

Roof Sheathing and Building Wrap

November 15, 2023 - The nice weather we have had this fall has allowed construction to move along quickly! The construction crew worked on roof sheathing and building wrap this past week.


 Lima East 12.07.2023

Metal Roofing

December 7, 2023 - The blue metal roof is being installed. The exterior blue storefront frames for the windows and doors are being put in. On the interior, metal stud framing and mechanical rough-ins are going in.


 Lima East 12.15.2023

Metal Stud Wall Framing Complete

December 15, 2023 - Things are moving right along with construction at our Lima - Bellefontaine Road branch. The metal stud wall framing on the interior was recently completed. Interior metal door frames were set. Also completed were plumbing rough-ins. On the exterior the storefront frames were installed. The HVAC and Electrical rough-ins are up next and drywall will be going up soon! It's been awesome to see the progress over the last few weeks.


 Lima East 12.28.23

Drywalling is Underway

December 28, 2023 - Progress is visible on the interior as drywalling is underway. The roof is almost done, and we're tapped into the water line.


 Lima East 01.05.2024

Paint and Brick are Coming Soon!

January 5, 2024 - The roof is installed, drywall installation is getting close to being finished, and they should be starting to paint the last week of January. Masonry veneer is set to begin soon, weather depending!


 Lima East 02.15.2024

Brick and EIFS

February 15, 2024 - The outside is looking great. This picture shows the brick and EIFS progress. We can't wait to put our FNB logo on the building!


 Lima East 02.15.2024 Inside

Interior Paint and Ceiling Grid

February 15, 2024 - Drywall finishing was completed. Interior painting is almost finished and it looks really nice! The ceiling grid is being installed and next are light fixtures. Flooring and casework installation will begin at the end of February. It's really starting to feel like the end is in sight. 


 Lima East 03.08.24

Interior Paint, Flooring and Cabinetry

March 8, 2024 - Interior painting is completed! Flooring looks great. And the teller line and other cabinetry is being installed. We're excited to open, but have a few things to finish up. Stay tuned!


 Lima East 03.28.2024

Let there be Light!

March 28, 2024 - The curbs and sidewalks were poured and the night drop and exterior lights were installed. The teller line cabinetry was installed. The ATM will be installed soon, along with the drive thru tube system so we will be ready to serve you when our doors open! We have a few more significant things that need to happen before we open. The biggest is paving the parking lot, which is weather dependent. We also have furniture to install, network connectivity, landscaping, and interior and exterior signage. We look forward to serving you on the east side of Lima soon!


 Lima East April 18 2024

Lots of Updates this Month

April 18, 2024 - The parking lot was paved and striped. We installed the exterior video message board. We were excited to see our logo up on the on exterior. The gutters and downspouts were added to the exterior. Lastly, topsoil was added to prep for landscaping.


 Lima East 04.30.24

Landscaping and Grass

April 30, 2024 - Landscaping is going in and grass has been seeded. Offices are set up and ready to move in. We're in the home stretch now!


 Lima East 05.15.24 Outside

We're Now Open!

May 15, 2024 - We are excited to share that our second Lima Branch is NOW OPEN! The branch is located at 1991 Bellefontaine Road, near Sam's Club. Feel free to stop in and visit our team who is ready to help make your banking easier.


 Lima East 05.15.24 Inside

Hours of Operation

May 15, 2024 - We are excited to share that our second Lima Branch is NOW OPEN! We are open Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm and Saturday: 9:00am - Noon. Come visit us and check out the new branch!


 Lima East 05.08.24Team

Meet the Team

May 15, 2024 - Feel free to stop in and visit our team who is ready to help make your banking easier. Pictured left to right are Customer Service Representatives, Kristie Rodriguez and Evan Lyle, Branch Manager, Martrice Smith and Customer Service Representative, Brandie Galvis.




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