Credit Union of America to move and expand Derby branch

WICHITA — The Derby Credit Union of America, which currently is at 620 N. Baltimore, is moving to the northeast corner of Rock Road and James Street.

“We’ve got this land deal done, and we’re trying to go full speed ahead on this branch,” says Glenda Burkett, vice president for marketing and business development.

“It is going to be a larger branch.”

The credit union is in 1,200 square feet now and will have 3,000 square feet in its new space. There also will be a drive-through with two or three lanes and an ATM lane. The current branch doesn’t have a drive-through.

“This will be a freestanding location that we are building,” Burkett says.

She says there won’t be a traditional teller line at the new branch.

Burkett says the employees who greet members will be full-service workers who are able to handle all of members’ needs.

“We’re really excited about that,” she says. “We’ll be creating three or four new jobs for this branch.”

There will be more announcements closer to the new branch’s opening, but Burkett says there will be some interactive devices to help members conduct business and learn more about what the credit union offers.

“This branch is … going to showcase our technology-based services inside.”

Randy Johnston at J.P. Weigand & Sons handled the deal for the new space. Dwayne Rumsey and Rod Koker are the architects, and George Lay Signs is doing the signs.

In addition to a corporate office, the company has 11 Wichita-area branches, including Derby and Goddard sites.

Look for construction to begin at the new Derby site in early September and for the credit union to be open by mid 2015.