About PremierBank

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As we advance into the future, we pledge to retain the high, historical standards of excellent customer service and integrity that have earned PremierBank an outstanding reputation.

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We're changing, and we can help change your life.

We’ve dedicated ourselves to being your community bank, now and into the future. If we expect you to trust us with your money, you should be able to trust us to be honest and clear with you. You have our word that we’ll always:

  • Be an independent bank that knows listening is worth more than talking.
  • Be neighbors who want to know your family more than your credit score.
  • Be financial experts who know your future is more important than your past.
  • Be community-minded partners who offer solutions, not excuses.
  • Be there for you and your family with advice aimed at improving your life, not our bottom line.


History of PremierBank

PremierBank was originally organized in 1863 as The First National Bank and has served the Jefferson County area continuously since that date. In 1975, the Bank changed its charter to become a state bank and changed its name to First American Bank & Trust.

The North Drive Up location was built in 1986 in preparation for the Main Street location being expanded. The South Drive Up location was built in 1993 to serve our customers while the Main Street bridge was closed for construction.

First American Bank & Trust decided to expand outside Fort Atkinson in 1995 and began a branch in Johnson Creek, first operating out of a mobile banking unit. The building in Johnson Creek was finished the following year.

In 1998, First American Bank & Trust purchased the two branches of Jefferson County Bank and became PremierBank.

PremierBank expanded with a grocery store branch in 2000 when Pick 'n Save opened on the west side of Fort Atkinson. This branch offers extended evening and weekend hours.

In November 2003, PremierBank purchased the deposit accounts of the Johnson Creek and Sullivan Associated Bank branches, keeping the Sullivan branch open to make a total of eight PremierBank locations.

The decision was made to grow into Rock and Walworth Counties in 2017.  That August, PremierBank purchased Commercial Bank with locations in Janesville and Whitewater to make a total of nine PremierBank locations.

The heritage of the combined Fort Atkinson, Johnson Creek, Jefferson, and Sullivan banks includes:

  • The first bank in the county;
  • The first bank to offer drive-through services;
  • The first bank to have its own trust department; and
  • The first bank to be on the Internet.

You may contact our Bank several ways. See our locations and hours for address information.

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Purpose Statement:

PremierBank is devoted to improving the lives of our customers by being an independent, high-performance, community-minded financial resource.


Corporate Vision

As we advance into the future, we pledge to retain the high, historical standards of excellent customer service and integrity that have earned PremierBank an outstanding reputation.

  • We commit to serve our communities by providing a safe environment for our depositors' funds, making prudent lending and investment decisions while remaining a competitive force in the marketplace.
  • We strive to provide competitive salaries and benefits for our employees and offer a challenging and pleasant workplace.
  • We encourage our employees to be involved in our communities through their participation in community activities and civic organizations of their choice.
  • For our stockholders, we are committed to strong profitability, steady growth, and a fair return on your investment.

PremierBank can best accomplish our mission by remaining an independent community bank.


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