TFCU continues to expand across the Sun City! The credit union celebrated the opening of their ninth branch in Northwest El Paso at 1656 Resler Dr., on Thursday, December 19, 2019, to serve the growing community of West El Paso. The TFCU Board of Directors, TFCU CEO and President, Max Villaronga, Resler Branch Manager, Luis Islas, and El Paso Chamber of Commerce Representative, Gladys Gonzalez, ceremoniously cut the ribbon, officially opening the new TFCU branch doors to the community.
The construction of this project impacted the local economy by utilizing more than 50 local construction companies, suppliers, and vendors. The credit union reinvested nearly 90% of the project cost into El Paso area companies by employing over 150 trade workers. The 5,630 square foot facility accommodates ten employees, including six Member Service Representative offices, a safe deposit room with two private view rooms, and an online banking area within the lobby.
The contemporary designed branch features a drive-thru lane system with three real-time deposit-taking ATM lanes. “The structure includes an RGB color light feature that will be activated at night to make the glazed entrance of the building look like a beautiful gem in the desert,” said Max Villaronga, TFCU CEO and President. Additionally, the credit union will build a shaded area and watering station on the walking path in front of the branch for people to rest and hydrate themselves and their pets.
The Candlelighters of El Paso provided luminarias that were on display at the branch entrance during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. TFCU invited the organization to acknowledge and appreciate the difference the organization makes in El Pasoan lives and to present Scott Lynch, Candlelighters CEO, with a $3,312 check (the Resler branch address multiplied by two), so that they may continue their efforts. Two special young guests dressed as superheroes were also present with their families to receive the donation!
Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, guests were welcomed into the new TFCU branch by local mariachi group Los Galleros, a colorful Mexican candy table, and delicious food by locally-owned Julio’s Café Corona.
TFCU was created by seven educators with a mere $3,000 more than 80 years ago and today boasts more than $675 million in assets and 62,000 members.