Pioneer Breaks Ground on new Administration Building in Mountain Home, Idaho
The facility underscores a commitment to the community where the credit union started nearly 65 years ago.
Pioneer Federal Credit Union started as the Civilian Employees Federal Credit Union in 1954, operating in a trailer on the Mountain Home Airforce Base and was able, at that time, to offer limited products and services for only a few hours a day.
Fast-forward 65 years, and you’ll find them managing more than $500 million in assets for over 50,000 members through innovative, 24/7 technology and at 16 bricks and mortar locations across southwest Idaho.
“And we still don’t have enough space,” said Curt Perry, President and CEO. “That is a very, very good problem to have.”
Part of the solution allowing Pioneer to grow its team, services, and membership will be a new Administrative Building in Mountain Home, where it all started. The Mayor and City Council were among attendees cheering as the first shovels of dirt were turned.
“Home is where the heart is,” said Rich Sykes, Mayor of Mountain Home. “Pioneer never forgot where they came from. They could have invested anywhere in this great state of Idaho, but chose to be true to their roots, and come back home, to Mountain Home, Idaho.”
The Administration Building will be larger than 27,000 square feet. A community room will provide gathering space for local organizations to use. The new building will also focus on service to employees, by offering amenities such as dedicated areas for nursing mothers, an onsite gym to promote healthy lifestyles, and a breakroom and outdoor café with a courtyard.
“This is such a huge day for Pioneer, for Mountain Home, for our membership” Perry said. “This clearly shows that we are not going anywhere. We are going to stay right here in Mountain Home. We’re excited. This building will evolve and will allow us to continue to serve our members for many, many generations.”
The credit union wants to be “the employer of choice in Mountain Home for years to come,” according to its website.
Construction of the facility is expected to take approximately one year.