Fort Collins welcomes new Elevations branches and market leader
New branch locations and key staff to expand service to Northern Colorado communities
BOULDER, CO (April 26, 2017) — Today, Elevations Credit Union furthered its commitment to the Fort Collins and Northern Colorado communities by breaking ground on new branch construction at 2025 South College Avenue. Elevations is also acquiring property at 221 East Mountain Avenue in Old Town to build a multi-story development, which will include a branch and community room.
“These two new locations will enable us to better serve members in Larimer County and across Northern Colorado,” said new Northern Colorado Market President Bryan Watkins. “We continue to be humbled by our members’ loyalty, as this growth would not be possible without their support.”
Watkins—a director on the North Fort Collins Business Association and Foothills Rotary Club boards and Larimer County Small Business Development Center advisory board—recently joined Elevations from First National Bank, where he spent more than 15 years cultivating relationships with small businesses and other leaders throughout Northern Colorado.
“Elevations Credit Union has positively impacted our community’s growth in the last few years, and we value their commitment to Fort Collins families and small businesses,” said Fort Collins Councilmember and Elevations Board member Ray Martinez.
The Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce celebrated the South College Avenue groundbreaking with Watkins and other Elevations staff. The Neenan Company, a fully integrated design-build firm based in Colorado, is serving as the architect and general contractor for the South College Avenue branch. The 4,900-square-foot, one-story building will include a drive-through lane that will be accessed off College Avenue and Arthur Drive on the south end of the site. The Neenan Company will lead the redevelopment of the 5,000-square foot space on Mountain Avenue, as well.
“Working with the Elevations team to improve the lives of Fort Collins families and business owners is a natural fit for us,” said The Neenan Company president David Shigekane. “We value our longstanding relationship with Elevations, not only as a client but also for the goodwill it fosters in the Northern Colorado community.”
In the last year, Elevations has been recognized as a top ten mortgage lender in Larimer County; added seven additional mortgage and commercial lending staff; and relocated to a larger, 5,200-square-foot mortgage loan office in Windsor to accommodate growing member needs in the area.
Members can expect the South College Avenue branch to open in late 2017, and the Mountain Avenue branch is expected to open in 2018.
“The vitality of the Fort Collins community is unparalleled and serves as an inspirational force for our team,” added Elevations President and CEO Gerry Agnes. “We feel honored to serve its families and businesses, and we consider ourselves privileged to grow alongside them.”
Left to right : Don Cheyne, Carroll Beach, Bryan Watkins, Clint Jones, Darin Atteberry, Ray Martinez, Nancy Herbert, Chris Basford, Heath Blanton, Gerry Agnes, Dennis Paul, Bryan Eubank
About Elevations Credit Union
Elevations Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving Colorado’s Front Range. Elevations provides a broad portfolio of financial products and services including checking and savings accounts, mortgage loans, credit cards, auto loans, home equity lines of credit, student loans, business loans and financial planning. Founded in 1953 as the U of C Federal Credit Union in Boulder, Elevations has grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to an institution with more than 125,000 members that manages more than $1.9 billion in assets and is the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado. In 2014, Elevations earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In 2015 and 2016, Elevations was named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Colorado in the large company category. Readers of local newspapers name Elevations “Best Bank/Financial Institution,” “Best Mortgage Lender” and “Best Customer Service” year after year. To learn more, visit elevationscu.com.