CCCU Cascade Branch Major Remodel


February 22, 2022

Media Contact:

Larry Ellifritz, 503-872-9421, lellifritz@consolidatedccu.com

Major Remodel, Member Experience Enhancement Underway for CCCU Cascade Branch

HOOD RIVER, OR (date) – Consolidated Community Credit Union (CCCU) began construction on their Cascade branch remodel at the end of August. The remodel aims to increase overall convenience and comfort for members and the larger Hood River community, supporting CCCU’s mission to provide an outstanding banking experience to all members of the community. CCCU acquired an existing credit union at this location January of this year.

The CCCU Cascade branch building was originally an auto parts store and like many buildings, it has seen new faces, new users, remodels, and additions throughout the years. By incorporating original building pieces and features in as many ways as possible, CCCU and the project team intend to tie new and old together for one cohesive, beautiful building that will have presence within the existing neighborhood.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide our members and employees with an improved space. We are grateful for the Hood River community’s decades of loyalty to the credit union, and we look forward to continuing to serve our members from our remodeled branch for decades to come.” – Larry Ellifritz, CCCU CEO.

Scott Edwards Architecture is serving as architect for this remodel. The remodel consists of numerous improvements to the member experience, including a new entry, new teller and loan officer area(s), and high ceilings that provide an abundance of natural light throughout the space. The design uses modern materials and fixtures, giving the existing building and branch a new life for its next chapter.

Through the duration of the remodel and beyond, CCCU Cascade members and the Hood River community can expect to receive the same exceptional services from staff they’ve counted on for decades. The enhancements made to the branch will further enable CCCU Cascade’s team to serve members through a new interior environment, updates to technology, and more.  

While the branch building is undergoing major remodeling, the branch operations are temporarily relocated one block away to 1108 12th Street-B (formerly Curves), and the ATM is temporarily moved to 1216 C Street (formerly Marley’s). Additional details regarding the branch re-opening date will be shared in Spring of 2022.


CCCU Cascade is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial co-op, driven by the purpose of providing an outstanding banking experience to all members of the community. They serve nearly 23,000 members across the Pacific Northwest with assets of $470 million. Chartered in 1954 under the name Consolidated Federal Credit Union, CCCU’s original goal was serving the employees of Consolidated Freightways and Daimler Trucks, but have since expanded to serve anyone who lives, works, worships, owns a business, or goes to school in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia, Hood River, Yamhill, Clark, or Skamania counties, and their immediate family members. For years CCCU has proven its financial strength and stability by consistently ranking in the very top of DepositAccount.com’s TOP 200 HEALTHIESTS CREDIT UNIONS. More information is available at www.consolidatedccu.com or 800.444.8115.

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