Johnson Bank moving to Mequon
Building at Mequon Road, Market Street previously housed M&I Bank

By Gary Achterberg - News Graphic Staff

April 15, 2014

Johnson Bank plans to open a new branch at the corner of West Mequon Road and
Market Street in Mequon.

Photo by Gary Achterberg

MEQUON - Johnson Bank has filed an application to open a branch at 1555 W. Mequon Road, said Peter X. Engel, executive vice president of consumer banking for Johnson Financial Group.

The building at the corner of West Mequon Road and Market Street previously was a branch of M&I Bank.

It briefly was a BMO Harris branch, which later moved to a location just to the east.

“We are a strong financial partner to businesses and the people who live and work in the greater Milwaukee area,” Engel said. “Our new location in Mequon further demonstrates our commitment to this area and to Ozaukee County.”

The branch is expected to open late this fall after regulatory approvals are obtained, a news release from the bank said. Jac Zader, Mequon’s assistant director of community development, said the bank will not require approval from the planning commission.

“Area residents will soon have access to a broad range of financial services, including banking, wealth and insurance,” Engel said. “Our privately held status and local ownership provide our customers responsive assistance and helpful advice with a long-term view that only a privately held company can deliver.”

Gus Hernandez, Milwaukee regional vice president for Johnson Bank, added, “Our ability to offer local decision making, personalized service and customized solutions presents a unique opportunity for businesses and residents in Ozaukee County.”

Engel said bank executives look forward to working closely with residents, businesses and community leaders in Mequon.

Johnson Bank is a member of Johnson Financial Group, which offers comprehensive financial solutions in banking trust, insurance, investment management and leasing. The $3.9 billion financial services company has operating companies in Wisconsin and Arizona.

Principal owners of Johnson Financial Group are members of the Samuel C. Johnson family. Helen Johnson-Leopold is chairman of Johnson Financial Group and chairman, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Johnson Outdoors Inc. in Racine.

The company’s website is

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