Union State Bank Breaks Ground in Bartlesville
BARTLESVILLE,OK – A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday in recognition of Union StateBank’s newest location. Close to fifty people braved the summer heat to celebrate the beginning of the bank’s construction in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Included with those in attendance was State Senator Julie Daniels, who took a few moments to explain the impact of such a project on the local economy.
“I’m excited always to see the expansion of financial services, it’s a very good bellwether of how healthy our economy is. To find a wonderful financial institution to put on this very significant corner in Bartlesville, and that you are growing in our community, growing financial services to a greater andgreater market of customers, can only bode well to your bank and our community,and our Senate District,” Senator Daniels said.
Union State Bank has a total of ten locations throughout South Central Kansas and North Central Oklahoma.
“We have a long history of going into markets and developing what’s called a loan production office and a deposit production office and really getting more familiar with the markets in order to make more strategic and better moves as we grow into that market,” said Eric Kurtz, Union State Bank’s CEO.
USB has had a presence in Bartlesville since 2014, with a loan production office currently located at 1740 SE Washington Blvd. USB officials hope to expand services through the new office, subject to prior regulatory approval, which will be located on the highly visible corner of Nowata Road and Swan Drive.
“There’s been a lot of thought and work that has gone into the decision of where we wanted to build. This is a significant investment for our organization,” Kurtz said.
The Bartlesville office is overseen by Union State Bank Market President Jeanna Breech. Breech expressed her thanks to the community while addressing the crowd.
“This day wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for our loyal customers, whom we consider friends. You are the ones that truly made this happen. Believing in us,trusting in us, and moving forward with us as a loan production office knowing that this day would come. We promise to continue to provide you the best service possible,” Breech said.
Breech was joined by her coworkers, Lisa Sellers and Tricia Evans, as she discussed the journey required to reach the point of construction.
“We work many hours together, work hard, and have kept faith that this day would arrive.With construction starting, and our application in-process to be a full-service branch, we are very proud to see that our efforts have paid off. We couldn’t be more proud or excited to provide more services for our existing customers and for future customers,” Breech said.
Included in attendance for the groundbreaking were several of Union State Bank’s officers and members of their Board of Directors. William Docking, USB BoardChairman, provided a brief recap of the organizations 110-year history and expansion from the original Arkansas City, KS location into Winfield, Udall, Wichita and Bartlesville. Docking also included an explanation of the symbolism behind Union State Bank’s stone arch bridge logo.
“Cowley County, where Ark City and Winfield are, is known for its stone arch bridges. Most of these bridges were constructed about100-years ago. They were strong and built to last. They took people from where they were to where they needed to be. That’s still the case with Union State Bank today. It is our role to take people from where they are financially to where they need to be,” Docking said.
North American Buildings Inc., headquartered in Wichita, KS, will be overseeing the bank’s construction. The company specializes solely in modular bank and credit union buildings. Construction on Union State Bank’s new Bartlesville location will begin soon with survey work and is scheduled to be completed in approximately six-months.
“This is the fourth project that we have done with Union State Bank. We very much appreciate the opportunity that you have given us to build this building. I want thank everyone for coming today and hope that when we are done everybody enjoys this facility,” said Jerry Dieker, NAB’s Construction Manager.
Union State Bank has received national recognition as the 114th Healthiest Bank in the Nation with an A+ Rating, according to DepositAccounts.com, as well as a Bauer 5-Star Rated financial institution. Union State Bank has $300 million in total assets and offers a full range of electronic, deposit and investment management services, as well as business and agriculture, commercial real estate, construction, mortgage, residential and consumer loans. Union State Bank is an equal housing lender and a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
For more information about Union State Bank, their services, or this press release please contact Clayton Pappan through the information listed above or visit www.MyUnionState.com.
(Pictured):Members of Union State Bank and North American Buildings Inc, join together for the ceremonial groundbreaking of Union State Bank’s newest location, 4110 SENowata Road in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. From left: Brian Docking, Senior Vice-Chairman, USB Board of Directors; Lisa Sellers, USB Customer Service Rep./Mortgage Lender, Bartlesville location; Tricia Evans, USB Business Banking Officer/Mortgage Lender, Bartlesville location; William Docking, Chairman USB Board of Directors; Jeanna Breech, USB Market President, Bartlesville location;Eric Kurtz, USB CEO; David Marshall, USB Executive Vice President and CFO; Mike Munson, USB Board of Directors; Steve McSpadden, Vice-Chairman USB Board of Directors; Jerry Dieker, North American Buildings Inc.