Headquarters 33 East Main Street American
Fork, UT 84003
Overview Bank of American Fork, a subsidiary of People's
Utah Bancorp, was established in 1913. Bank of American Fork is Utah's largest community
bank based on asset size and deposits. We operate
13 full-service branches across Salt Lake, Utah, and Davis counties, as well as
a loan office in St. George.
Bank of American Fork is committed to safe and sound financial management, a commitment
that has kept us thriving for the past century. We provide "Big City Banking ~ Small
Town Service" to all of our customers. This means we offer all of the technology,
products and services that can be found at a "big" bank, but with the exceptional
customer service and friendliness you'd find in a small town. Our business is guided
by the following Vision, Purpose, Values Statement:
To become the most distinguished provider of financial services in Utah.
We exist to strengthen individuals and communities by providing safe financial services
with exceptional care.
We care. We are safe and sound. Integrity is absolute. We are professional in every
History Bank of American Fork was established in 1913
as The People's State Bank of American Fork. In its early years, the bank found
modest success servicing mostly sheep farmers in Utah County. Key to the bank's
success was the leadership by Clifford E. Young, the Bank's manager from 1913 until
the mid 1950s.
After the stock market crashed in 1929, the Bank survived with the help of Young
and other shareholders who sold and mortgaged personal property. In early 1932,
Young decided to temporarily close People's State Bank instead of risking a run
on the bank, as had happened to many banks across the country. The bank re-opened
later that year.
Orville Gunther, a local businessman, had been serving on the Bank's board of directors
for several years when, in the early 1960s, he was given the opportunity to purchase
controlling interest in the bank, which he did. Soon after, Gunther shortened the
name of the bank by dropping "People's State" so that it became known as simply
"Bank of American Fork."
Expansion within Utah began in the 1970s when the Bank's second branch was built
in Alpine. The 1990s saw full-service branches constructed in Highland, Orem, Lehi,
Pleasant Grove and Spanish Fork. With the new century came new branches in the Salt
Lake Valley, including locations in Draper, Sandy, Murray and Riverton. Most recently,
a Saratoga Springs branch opened in Utah Valley and a Layton branch opened in Davis County, bringing the total number of Bank
of American Fork branches to 13.
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