The Edmond Sun

December 14, 2012

BancFirst Edmond breaks ground on new facility


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — BancFirst Edmond recently announced plans to move from its current location at 3200 E. Memorial to a new facility at 1264 S. Bryant, adjacent to Hafer Park. The new BancFirst facility is scheduled for a late August opening in 2013.  

This location move is part of a larger plan to expand BancFirst’s presence in the Edmond community. The new Bryant office will be 10,000 square feet and will house 15 employees, including market president Mark Lisle, customer service officer Michelle Ratcliff and commercial lender Brian Blundell. This office will be the main Edmond location and the first of three new Edmond locations planned for the next three to four years.

“We are excited to be able to increase our presence in the Edmond area,” Lisle said. “With the planned new locations, we will be able to provide additional access for our customer base, while allowing us the opportunity to offer our experience and expertise to new customers.”

BancFirst entered the Edmond market in 1999 and is one of more than 25 BancFirst locations in the central Oklahoma area. Once a confederation of small community banks throughout the state, BancFirst is now Oklahoma’s largest state-chartered bank with assets of more than $5.8 billion.

The BancFirst branch network currently spans more than 50 Oklahoma communities and includes more than 100 service locations. BancFirst employs more than 1,500 employees across the state. BancFirst has been named in the top 20 “Safest and Strongest Banks in the Nation” by Bank Director Magazine for six consecutive years, and it is currently ranked in the list of Forbes Magazine’s “Best Banks in America” for 2012.