Edit ModuleShow Tags

Top Company 2011 winner: FirstBank


FirstBank Holding Co.
Years in business: 48
Location: Lakewood
CEO: John Ikard (Watch an interview on ColoradoBiz TV.)
Employees: 2,000
Company snapshot:
FirstBank Holding Co. provides banking services such as checking, savings, certificates of deposit, health savings and individual retirement accounts and loans, including mortgage and home equity, auto and home construction loans. The company also provides such services to businesses. FirstBank is Colorado's largest locally owned bank and one of the best performing banks in the country.
Notable practices: The employee-owned bank reported that the past three years were the most successful since its inception 48 years ago, which it attributes to conservative management, a focus on credit quality and a long-term approach to customer service and growth. The bank prides itself on its high employee satisfaction and retention. Of the company's 2,000-plus employees, nearly half (more than 100 officers and 710 employees) have worked for FirstBank for 10 years or longer.
Community involvement: FirstBank donated more than $4.2 million in cash to Colorado charities last year, an increase of 24 percent from its 2009 contributions. The bank was the presenting sponsor for the inaugural Colorado Gives Day, which raised $8.7 million for 523 nonprofit organizations in Colorado.

{pagebreak:Page 1}

Edit Module
the staff of ColoradoBiz

Get more of our current issue | Subscribe to the magazine | Get our Free e-newsletter

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Articles

Executive wheels: Lots of Lexus luxury, but little distinction

These two Lexus sedans are both wonderful vehicles, full of the latest luxuries and technology, and they drive beautifully. So the question is, would you – or should you – buy one?

In booming Denver, housing’s not all that’s scarce

I’ve seen firsthand the effects of a tightening labor market, and evidence that Denver has room for not just more housing but more businesses.

Pay attention to the dancing baby

A few weeks ago, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in what has come to be known as the “Dancing Baby Case” that every business needs to know about before sending Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notices to Web hosts and other companies that host third-party content such as Facebook, YouTube, Amazon and eBay.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Thanks for contributing to our community-- please keep your comments in good taste and appropriate for our business professional readers.

Add your comment: