East Idaho Credit Union Selects Momentum as its Design-Build Partner

IDAHO FALLS, ID (September 13, 2013) — Today, East Idaho Credit Union, headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho, announced it has chosen Momentum, a national design-build firm to assist in the development of its long-term facilities strategy.  Momentum will work with East Idaho to address a set of broad initiatives that will better position the credit union as a leading financial institution in the community and establish a platform for sustained growth and performance. East Idaho has tapped Momentum to develop a comprehensive prototype strategy that will include renovation of their Arco branch, prototype application, and retail prototype strategy.

The $262 Million credit union began a national search for a design-build partner in March 2013 conducting extensive research and due diligence on three firms.  The process included multiple interviews and an evaluation of each firm’s history of performance with credit union clients.  “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 with other credit unions made them an ideal fit for us”, said Dan Thurman, VP of Operations at EICU.

Chartered in 1963, East Idaho has a network of 10 retail branches, including its main operations center.  Momentum will take a holistic approach to developing a strategy for the credit union, ensuring alignment with the organization’s long-term mission and objectives.  “We are honored to be selected as East Idaho’s partner, and we see great growth potential for the organization in the years to come.  The leadership team has a clear vision of who they are and what value they offer to their members”, said Jim Haack, President of Momentum.

About Momentum
Momentum is a national design-build firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The company is focused on developing and delivering facilities strategies that drive higher levels of long-term organizational performance.  Momentum provides market and demographic research, strategic branch planning, prototype and business model development, site investigation and selection, and construction management.

About East Idaho Credit Union
East Idaho Credit Union was founded in 1935 under the name Idaho Falls U.S. Government Employees Federal Credit Union. In 1963, the name was changed to East Idaho Federal Credit Union and in 1998 became East Idaho Credit Union. Today, it remains one of the oldest Credit Unions in Eastern Idaho. Of the sixteen credit unions started in 1935, only two remain today.

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