The State Bank of Wiley was founded in 1907. Frederick Esgar and David Esgar represent the second and third generations of Esgar's that continue to serve the banking needs of the Arkansas Valley and the Front Range by offering the services of a modern financial institution while maintaining the integrity of a community bank where decisions are made locally.
The bank thrived through many century mark events that continued to change the economic landscape of commerce in Colorado. Success rested on tried and true values that created strong customer loyalty. Those moral compasses and secure character values found in the authentic culture of the bank continue to guide how we conduct our banking business today.
In 2004, Andrew Trainor brought great vision to the future of The State Bank of Wiley offering up expansion ideas and opportunities to reach more families with the homegrown banking values that were making such a difference in the heart of Southern Colorado. A Branch Charter was given to a new identity and Legacy Bank was christened in Pueblo, Colorado.
In 2007, the board of directors growth vision took Legacy Bank further expanding into Canon City and Pueblo West. July of that year prompted The State Bank of Wiley to adopt the name Legacy Bank after it celebrating 100 year of service. The growth continued as the bank added its first Colorado Springs location in August of 2007. Legacy Bank then began serving the Colorado Springs community after purchasing Cheyenne Mountain Bank.
2009 was another banner year of growth as the FDIC recognized Legacy Bank's strength amongst an ever-shifting instability on the banking industry. Legacy Bank was granted the acquisition of Southern Colorado National Bank in Pueblo, Colorado. That same year Legacy Bank opened two additional branches in Lamar, Colorado and the north side of Pueblo, University Park.
In 2018, Legacy Bank began serving Buena Vista and Chaffee County eventually moving into it’s current location in August 2021. The new building was created in partnership with the Buena Vista Historic Preservation Committee to ensure that the bank’s design was in step with the historic nature of Main Street. Andrew Trainor, Regional President of Legacy Bank believes the Buena Vista location was just one more step toward serving local business owners throughout Colorado. “Legacy Bank prides ourselves on being customer centric and quickly being able to meet the needs community. This new facility will allow us to provide even more convenience and financial security to those we serve in Colorado.”
Today, Legacy Bank supports 6 communities in Southern Colorado and boasts 9 convenient locations to serve their highly satisfied clientele.
Board of Directors:
Dave Esgar, Andrew Trainor, Curt Wyeno, Steve Zupan Corporate Executive Officers: Chairman, Dave Esgar, CEO, Andrew Trainor Regional President
Branch Bank Officers:
Wiley: George Pendleton, Vice President
Lamar: Mark Grasmick, Branch Manager
Cheyenne Mountain: Curt Wyeno, Branch President
Canon City: Steve Zupan, Branch President
Pueblo West: Vanissa VanEgmond, Branch Manager
Pueblo Riverwalk: Jody Sanders, Vice President
Pueblo University Park: Amy Good, Branch Manager
Pueblo Regency Park: Rebecca Diaz, Vice President
Buena Vista: Dave Reyher, Sr. Vice President