Ag Credit/Country Mortgages, an agricultural lending cooperative serving farmers and rural residents and agribusinesses in northern Ohio, has moved their Mt. Gilead branch to 5362 US Hwy. 42 in Mt. Gilead. The move was made official with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on September 16, 2015.
“We’re looking forward to serving our community in the new ag service center,” said Joseph Erb, “We will continue to provide the same superior customer service in our new facility.” The building currently houses five Ag Credit team members: Branch Manager, Joseph Erb; Account Officer, Andrea Bayles; Mortgage Loan Originator, Michael Kleinknecht; and Operations Support Specialists, Kristen Redmond and Brandy McKinney.
The cooperative purchased the property in March 2014. Jim Brucker of Mt. Gilead designed the new 11,700 square foot building and 2K General Company, Inc. was the lead contractor. The new Ag Credit offices opened on Sept. 9, 2015. The initial tenants will also include: Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District, OSU Extension, Community Tax Service LLC, and Community Bookkeeping LLC.
“We are very excited about our new facility in Mt. Gilead and believe it will help us better serve the rural and agricultural community in Morrow and surrounding counties,” said CEO Brian Ricker.
Morrow County Development Director, Brandon Miller, added, “I feel the new facility plays an intricate role in community by bringing a plethora of businesses, organizations and services under one roof. The new facility is a direct reflection of Morrow County moving forward and investments in our future coming to life. This is an exciting time for Morrow County residents, business owners and organizations as we shift into a growth and expansion phase of our community development.”