Hall of Fame: Class of 2018
The Commerce State Bank Hall of Fame businesses demonstrate client loyalty of 10 years or longer, a solid banking relationship with Commerce State Bank, an advocate of the bank in telling others their experiences with our banking experts helping them run their business successfully and referring new clients to Commerce State Bank.
(L to R)- Luke Hagel- VP of Commercial Lending of Commerce State Bank, Joe Fazio- CEO & Co-Founder of Commerce State Bank, Ken Heins- CEO & President of KLH Industries, Dave Borchardt- CFO/COO & Co-Founder of Commerce State BankKLH Industries is a precision machining company created in 1987 where “one” was a key number: one room, one computer, one machine, one full-time employee (Ken Heins), and one part-time employee. Thirty-one years later, KLH has doubled in square footage five times, serviced thousands of customers, and produced millions of parts. However, “one” remains a key number for KLH, as a one-stop shop for precision machining solutions in Germantown.
(L to R)- Joe Fazio- CEO & Co-Founder of Commerce State Bank, Duke Long- Founder/Owner of Interstate Sawing CompanyInterstate Sawing Company was founded by Duke Long in 1996 with just one truck, a temporary office in his home garage and the support of his wife Sandi. Today, the business has grown with a fleet of 26+ fully equipped trucks and a 16,000 square foot facility in West Bend. Interstate Sawing is the Midwest leader in concrete cutting/sawing, robotic demolition, confined space demolition and excavating.
Jay Jepson, John Jepson and Steve Scholler of Unbolt, Inc. joined Commerce State Bank when it was founded in 2005.
“We started with Commerce State Bank right when they were founded in 2005,” said Jay Jepson.
“I had an existing relationship with one of the founders, Dave Borchardt, who is always straightforward and honest. Commerce State Bank has always been that way. If I have a need, they make everything easy to do.”
When asked if he would recommend Commerce State Bank to others, Jay said, “Unquestionably. Our relationship started based on straight talk and transparency. Commerce State Bank has been consistent with that from the beginning and has stayed true to that through today.”
Congratulations Jay, John and Steve on being charter members of the Commerce State Bank Client Hall of Fame!
John “BJ” Meyer, President of Jackson Concrete, Inc. joined Commerce State Bank when it was founded in 2005.
“Moving to Commerce State Bank was as important a move as I’ve made in my life,” BJ said. “From the beginning, they believed in what I could do. The most important thing was their ability to see my ability.” BJ said, “They actually got to know my business. It’s seamless – unbelievable how simple they make things for me.” BJ works well with the entire CSB team.
“Their team makes the difference. They’ve become our bank…for everything. I’m very proud of our relationship,” BJ said. “I believe they are, too.”
We sure are, BJ. Congratulations!