HCU Ave A -Looking Forward to your Future
Something important has happened in the South of Hutchinson; our Avenue A branch has been completely remodeled to better serve our members!
Our Avenue A branch opened for business in January 2002. Adding this branch was a bold move for HCU, being both a commitment to downtown renovation and to serving our members with a Southerly location.
The location at Avenue A and Adams had previously been a filling station. If you've ever been to this branch you've probably noticed that it sets on a hill. This was due to high groundwater levels at the site and gives the building a "unique" perspective, since most of Hutchinson is totally flat. Interestingly enough, on our opening day we were forced to close at noon due to ice and snow!
Originally we shared this building with Hutchinson Postal CU, essentially splitting it in half. As recently as 2011, Members Mortgage Services (our mortgage loan servicing subsidiary) occupied the half vacated by HPCU in 2008.
Fast forward to today: A lot has changed, with our Avenue A branch becoming a major part of the HCU success story. To celebrate our 10 year anniversary at 129 W. Avenue A and to serve members better, we undertook a major expansion in 2011-2012, both in the building and in staffing.
Parking was added at the rear of the building for staff, to allow members more convenient parking upfront. The newly revised branch now features a modern teller line immediately upon entering, with state of the art cash handling equipment and dedicated teller staff. We've rebuilt the drive-thru systems for better communications with our tellers and moved the ATM to the outside drive-thru lane for better access and added a cash depository. We also tied both halves of the building together to offer members open spaces as well as private offices, and to expand square footage for future staff.
Staffing wise, a mortgage loan officer and extra teller have been added with additional staff and services planned for the near future.
As a member owned cooperative, our success is truly your success. Here's looking forward to the future, together.