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People are talking, and it is humbling to hear what they have to say about the business banking services at Centier. Our clients regularly tell us how much they appreciate our commitment to delivering value-driven services while developing relationships based on trust and cooperation. View what our clients are saying about Centier Bank.
Fred Berglund, President
Kevin Geshwender, Chief Financial Officer
"As a client for well over five years, Centier has provided Berglund Construction with the professional counsel needed to make difficult, yet informed, banking decisions. Centier's exemplary service is evident in the knowledgeable, efficient, and effective service we are given. We have opened offices in several different states and have been able to manage our Columbus, OH and Chesterton, IN operations without any disruptions because of Centier's flexibility."
Timothy F. Larson, President
"Our banking relationship is like our company — it has many dimensions. Like Larson-Danielson, Centier Bank is independently owned, which means that our banking decisions are made quickly by people I know and trust. Whether it's financing a new project or a line of credit, their experienced lending officers understand our banking needs."
Crossroads Development Partners
"Centier Bank knows how to serve the needs of real estate developers. I'm passionate about my projects and Centier Bank has helped turn my plans into reality. Whether it's land development, construction financing or term loans, Centier is fair, makes decisions quickly and goes to great lengths to help me meet my project goals. When another so called "local" bank was unable to meet my lending needs, Centier came through. They are a true partner and sit on the same side of the table, making the process simple and efficient."
John Phair, President & CEO,Holladay Properties
Steve Staszewski, President, Holladay Construction Group
Manette Tepe, Senior Vice President, Development
"We have been in the real estate development business for over five decades. Our life blood is access to capital. Centier stayed with us during a time when most banks headed to the sidelines. Projects that we have completed in the last year - with Centier's assistance - have been some of the most profitable we have ever done. We are glad that Steve Watts & Centier opened an operation in St. Joseph County and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship-even during tough times!"
Location Finders International, Inc.
Joe Bochenski, Chief Financial Officer
Mike Rose, President
Tim Rose, Director of Leasing
Dan Rose, Financing & Leasing Specialist
"Centier has allowed LFI to concentrate on its core business - real estate development. Centier learns how you do business and then assists you with your growth plans. During financially challenging times, not many bankers try to understand their client's needs, but this is exactly what Centier sets out to do. Their ability to work with and alongside the customer allows them to support their customer in many diverse ways. As a result, Centier has provided LFI a full service bank that keeps everyone's eyes on the bottom line."
Oakmont Development, LLC
Mike Thomas, President
"Centier Bank has been a great addition to the Northeast Indiana Area and has provided Oakmont Development LLC with a very professional level of service."
Steiner Homes, Ltd.
Dan Steiner, President
"Centier worked with me to finance a number of homes that I could never have worked out elsewhere. Centier has truly had my back and they have stepped up and made building possible, through years of trust and mutual respect. We look forward to a long and successful relationship. In this tough economy, having a bank that is willing to work with us has been good for the builders, homeowners, and Centier Bank."
In Good Company, LLC
Michael Sakich, President
"Centier shines in a lot of areas, but service is very important. Not only do I get great service from my business banker, but the loan committee process is streamlined. I can't afford to have a deal or lending quote change. Whether I am financing an existing project or a new development, they manage to help put it all together, and that's a good partner. Centier has earned my business in a market where I have a choice. In 25 years of doing business, they're at the top. It's because I know the people behind the decisions will be there years from now."
RealAmerica Development, LLC
Ronda Shrewsbury, President
"Doing business with Centier today is what banking used to be: A relationship with people who care about you and your business. I appreciate that Centier strives to deliver the same quality of service year after year. With Centier, my business success is as important to my business banker as it is to me."
White Lodging Services
Bruce White, President & CEO, White Lodging
Dave Sibley, President & CEO, Hotel Management Services
Deno Yiakes, President & CEO, Investments & Development
"We have had a banking relationship with Centier for over fifteen years. They have provided construction and mini-perm financing for a number of our hotel projects. They have consistently demonstrated the ability to come up with solutions. Recently, we had an opportunity to build a hotel in Fort Wayne as part of the revitalization of the city's downtown. Despite the crisis in the US economy and the banking industry, Centier lenders were able to lead a consortium of eight banks to put a financing package together to enable us to begin building the hotel. We appreciate Centier's leadership and "can do" attitude."
Hotel Development Services, LLC
David C. Wespiser, Managing Member
Jesse Stauffer, Asst. General Manager, Staybridge Suites
Mary Donley, Director of Sales, Staybridge Suites
"We have been pleased with our relationship with Centier Bank. We have completed three commercial loans and have found that our business banker and the bank are very knowledgeable about our business and able to make loans even under the most difficult circumstances. It is nice to work with a bank that is not too big to listen to their customers and their needs. In our business you cannot grow without good banking relationships."
Pines Village Retirement Community
Laurie Mullet, Chief Executive Officer
Karen Sommers, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Tracy Huyvaert, Chief Operations Officer, Resident Services
"Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc. & the people we serve have benefited from the outstanding customer service provided to us by our partner bank, Centier. Working with the commercial lending department has far exceeded our expectations. The Centier team understands & embraces our corporate mission, vision, core values, & works to educate themselves on the intricacies & challenges of the senior service industry. The counseling provided to our residents through the on-site Centier branch provides secure, individual, & personal financial service."
Foundations of East Chicago
Russell Taylor, Executive Director
"Centier Bank has helped the Foundations of East Chicago serve its mission in a seamless fashion. Centier's leaders understood our financial situation and responded quickly to our needs. Because of Centier, we have continued to support many excellent programs with grants and have reliable investments for our future."
Valparaiso Nazarene Church
Shawn Evans, Executive Pastor
"It's refreshing to have a bank partner that will help me take care of business so that I can focus on our community and ministries. At Valparaiso Nazarene Church, we believe in doing life together, and with Centier as our financial partner, I spend less time worrying about banking and spend more time concentrating on the needs of our community. Centier values our business and our community."
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