Farmers National Bank Unveils Plans for Expansion

CANFIELD, Ohio – Farmers National Bank unveiled plans Tuesday for its 27,000-square-foot expansion to its main office headquarters in Canfield.

Strollo Architects of Youngstown was selected to design the expansion project, with Gregg Strollo serving as lead architect and David Roose handling the project manager duties. 

DeSalvo Construction of Hubbard will manage the construction, which is scheduled to begin in June and is expected to last 14 to 16 months.

“Farmers has been central to the growth of our region since 1887,” said Kevin Helmick, Farmers’ president and CEO. “Now, as our company continues to grow, the expansion will greatly enhance our ability to be centrally located, taking advantage of the synergies of the talented people that have joined Farmers over the years.

Helmick said the new addition will house a portion of the lending team, branch operations, marketing and executive offices. A media production room on the first floor will provide space for content creation by the marketing team.

A rooftop meeting area will include seating, picnic tables, a putting green and an outdoor kitchen, allowing the bank to host employee and customer functions.

An artist’s rendering of Farmers National Bank’s expansion project.

The alterations and additions will expand across Lisbon Street to the south of the existing Farmers Bank campus, which sits along the western edge of the Canfield Green. The southeast corner of the new building will feature a rounded aesthetic, echoing other intersections around the green. The glassy corner will highlight the second floor of the executive boardroom, expressing a new character and identity for the expanding bank. Yet the new addition will incorporate the architectural features of the community, including a two-story scale, color palette of the brick exterior, double hung windows and shingled roof of the current Farmers building to the north.

“We’ve had a rock solid history for more than 136 years,” Helmick said. “As the ninth CEO in Farmers’ history, I’m proud to continue that as we enter this next phase for the company’s growth.”

The new facility will also pay homage to Farmers’ roots, featuring historical photos of the office locations, directors and CEOs.

The current flagship branch, known as the Canfield Main Office, also will undergo renovations in 2023, complementing the new headquarters building and branded with the bank’s signature royal blue and gold colors.

Pictured at top: An artist’s rendering of Farmers National Bank’s expansion project.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.