About Us / Letter from the President
A Message from Mike
Centier Bank achieved another year of strong, steady growth in 2018 with reported earnings over $57 million and a return on assets of 1.39% for the year ending December 31, 2018. The bank finished the year with over $4.4 billion in assets.
Reinforcing its position as Indiana’s largest private, family-owned bank, Centier also expanded its footprint in 2018 with new branches opening in the Fishers and Elkhart communities. The expansion into new markets showcases Centier’s commitment to supporting Indiana communities through its remarkable service. Centier has plans for continued branch growth in Michigan City, Elkhart, and a new office in downtown Indianapolis in 2019.
In 2018, Centier was also named the #1 Best Bank to Work For in Indiana by American Banker magazine and ranked 10th nationwide. Since 2007, Centier Bank has been among the “Best Places to Work in Indiana” by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and is one of 19 companies to earn Hall of Fame status among the Best Places to Work.
Our community focus and “Not for Sale” promise continues to resonate with more people, businesses, and communities in the state of Indiana. Our commitment to personalized service excellence and our family legacy are the foundation for our “Not for Sale” promise that Centier Bank will remain independently owned and operated by the Schrage family for future generations to come.
While 2018 was a year filled with highlights for our organization, I am confident in our ability to build on our successes with a strong and sound approach to helping our communities grow as we grow.
Michael E. Schrage
President & Chairman of the Board