Premier Members Credit Union breaks ground on Thornton Branch

Project marks credit union’s entrance into Thornton market

BOULDER, CO (July 6, 2021) — Premier Members Credit Union (PMCU) has broken ground on its first branch location in Thornton, Colo. Founded in Boulder nearly 60 years ago, the not-for-profit financial institution’s expansion into Thornton marks its 16th retail branch location.

The 1,900-square-foot facility will be located at 755 E. 144 Ave. in Thornton, within a vibrant, new commercial development for the area. With anticipated completion in early 2022, the new development is the third project between PMCU and The Neenan Company, who is serving as the design-build partner.

“We view this project as an opportunity to enhance our commitment to our membership and expand our service and support to local communities,” said Brian Resch, EVP Consumer Banking at Premier Members Credit Union. “We are looking forward to introducing our full range of financial products and Artisans of Banking approach to the Thornton community.”

The one-story, full-service branch location will feature indoor banking space, drive-thru teller access, and drive-up ATM access. With sustainability a brand pillar for PMCU, the project’s design and practices bring a concerted focus on conservation.

“This project’s design will accommodate a variety of banking opportunities for members. As lifestyles and needs evolve, our teams felt it was important for the “on-the-go” member experience to be as strong as the traditional in-person banking experience,” said Michele Forrest, design manager with The Neenan Company. “Continuing to expand our partnership with PMCU means a great deal as we focus on the impact this project will have toward supporting their growth and future needs.”

PMCU Thornton

About Premier Members Credit Union

Premier Members Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution dedicated to providing financial solutions to individuals and businesses in Colorado’s Front Range. With more than 77,000 members, $1.7 billion in assets, and 19 retail branches, Premier Members is a leader in the credit union industry. In addition to being at the forefront of the industry in sustainable business practices, Premier Members takes pride in giving back to the communities it serves, supporting a wide variety of partnerships with charitable and sustainable organizations like Community Foundation Boulder County, Eco Cycle, Impact on Education, Jack’s Solar Garden, United Way, Westminster Public Schools Foundation, and others. In 2021, Premier Members Credit Union was awarded first place in the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award and has also been recognized as a Civic 50 Honoree each year since 2020, where the credit union was recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in Colorado. To learn more, visit

About The Neenan Company:

The Neenan Company strengthens and builds communities across the country with an integrated and entrepreneurial approach to design, construction and development projects. The Colorado-based firm, founded in 1966, is a pioneer of the design-build model specializing in creating commercial, education, healthcare and government facilities that generate economic vitality and inspire people to be well, to learn and to lead. More information is available at


Karen Bigelow
Corporate Social Responsibility & Public Relations
Premier Members Credit Union
303.657.7000 x7304

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