Where did you get started?
Locally owned and operated, Alpine Bank has been a part of the Western Slope of Colorado for over 41 years. With 37 convenient locations, we serve more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage, and electronic banking services. We opened our doors in 1973 in Carbondale, Colo. with $250,000 in assets; today, we’ve grown to $2.4 billion in assets. On April 12, we celebrated the Grand Opening of our first branch on the Front Range near Union Station in Downtown Denver.
What makes Alpine Bank different?
Our Employees make us different. In our five Grand Valley locations, we employ 49 individuals with 15 of those employees having at least 5 years of service, 4 with 10 or more years of service, 6 with 15 years of service and 6 with 20 or more years of service. Through the Employee Stock Ownership Program, the Alpine Bank employees are the largest shareholder of Alpine Bank stock. This structure directly impacts the unique culture and high level of service employees provide to their customers.
Tell us about your involvement in the community.
Founded on the principal of giving back to our communities, we strongly support non profits across Colorado. Community events, the arts, animal shelters, sports, recreation, and particularly children and education have been the focus of Alpine’s philanthropy. In 1997, our loyalty debit card program was introduced as an innovative way for Alpine Bank and our customers to give back to our communities. Customers can pick between one of the following cards: community, arts, education, environment, Americas and CMC. Each time a customer swipes their loyalty debit card, Alpine Bank donates 10 cents per transaction to organizations associated with the customer’s card. In 2013, this program gave back over $770,000 to various community organizations.
How does this sense of community impact employees?
Giving back is a part of our culture. Each employee is given 24 hours of paid volunteer time annually; many provide their time and talent beyond this. Recently during National Volunteer week, Alpine Bank employees partnered with: Food Bank of the Rockies, Kids Aid, Hilltop, Habitat for Humanity, and the City of Grand Junction giving back over 100 hours. Throughout 2013, Alpine Bank employees volunteered 25,894 hours of their time.
Tell us about other unique initiatives at Alpine Bank.
Passionate and charged to improve our organization’s environmental practices, Alpine Bank employees started a grassroots effort called the Green Team in 2005. Since 2006, Alpine Bank has earned and maintains certification to the “ISO 14001” standard - the universally recognized standard for environmental management. Receiving this certification verifies to our community and business partners we have an effective environmental policy in place, that we are continuously improving our environmental practices, and that we are working to implement our policy throughout our bank operations. For more information on our Green Team, visit our website.
For those looking to purchase a home or refinance, what does Alpine Bank have to offer?
Our mortgage experts are hard at work making sure you’re receiving the expertise and service you deserve. We know buying a home can sometimes be intimidating and stressful, especially for first time home buyers. Alpine Bank has a full complement of loan programs from FHA, VA, CHFA, Conventional, and Jumbos as well as financing to meet your special needs for acreage or unique properties. For those getting ready to build their dream home, we have construction loans as well as one-time close construction to permanent financing options available. Because we are not a national banking chain, we have the ability to make local decisions and create solutions for customers that do not fit your typical approach. Our size and streamlined organization structure enable us to create solutions for customers that do not fit your typical approach.
Meet our Mortgage Lenders:
I was born and raised in the Grand Valley. My Junction roots result in loyalty to the community, a spirit for the outdoors and knowledge of the local market. I am lucky to work for a company that shares these same loyalties as it enables me to volunteer and develop community relations. The beautiful surroundings of the Grand Valley feed my outdoor hobbies including snowboarding, camping, and staying active with my two daughters. My daughters are my inspiration; they bring out my inner child and drive me to success. I’m currently volunteering at Broadway Elementary School through Girls on the Run. My passion in the real estate market was launched by my personal experiences including purchasing my first home in the area after high school, and several others thereafter. In 2006, I began my journey with Alpine Bank. Working in bank operations, front line customer service, consumer lending and account management has given me a vast understanding of the business. By understanding both mortgage lending and banking, I am able to offer helpful insight on various lending needs ensuring my customers a tailored solution to their needs. To contact Cassie call at 254-2717.
Having been raised on the North Shore of Long Island, going to college in Texas, and moving to California before landing in Grand Junction over 30 years ago, has given me a clear prospective with what is really important in being part of a community. Working for Alpine Bank over the last 17 years has allowed me to dedicate time to the community through organizations like: Grand Valley Dressage Club, Junior Service League, and Mesa County Board of Adjustments, Redlands Water & Power, Colorado Housing and Financing Authority Advisor Groups. The right relationship is everything when it comes to buying, building or refinancing your home. My 30 year experience in the industry is a benefit to my customers; I have a passion for helping borrowers find the best program for their particular needs. To contact Patti call at 254-2042.
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