About The Old Fort Banking Company
Established in 1916, we pride ourselves on delivering a hometown feel while providing the exemplary service clients have come to appreciate and expect. Our employee-owned bank operates through a community banking model that is our foundation for local decision making, and the basis for prompt, professional and personal client service.
As a community bank, we believe it is our responsibility to develop strong roots in each community we serve, through both financial support and employee involvement. We maintain a strong presence in a variety of service organizations, charitable causes and public efforts. Our associates are also active members of civic groups, economic development projects, educational programs and revitalization efforts. Old Fort bankers are devoted to the communities they serve and, in a mutually beneficial relationship, we thrive when those communities are healthy, secure and prosperous.
In 2015, The Old Fort Banking Company became employee-owned, as our Employee Stock Ownership and 401(k) Plan (ESOP) acquired 45% of the common stock of its holding company, Gillmor Financial Services. In 2021, this ownership increased to 64%, resulting in a majority-controlling interest for the ESOP. With this effort, we are proud to be one of the few majority ESOP-owned banks in the country.
The Old Fort Banking Company proudly serves Allen, Greene, Hancock, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood Counties, with financial centers in Bettsville, Clyde, Findlay, Fostoria, Fremont, Old Fort, Tiffin, Sugarcreek Township and Xenia. The bank also operates a commercial loan production office in Lima. Old Fort is a recognized leader in community banking throughout the area in assisting members of the community, including individuals, families and businesses alike.
Whether it’s investing in the communities we serve, exceeding our clients’ expectations, or developing career paths for our associates, we have been there to help pave the way to success for more than 100 years. When you are ready to begin a new path, join the bank that is prepared for your journey.