Hear what our customers have to say.
“I have been a customer of Pillar Bank since 2011, and they have always been easy to work with. They get to know you and make sure you feel comfortable. The bank has transitioned with us from dairy to crop farming and supported us in purchasing new equipment and additional property. They help us navigate the right corridors – ensuring we have the proper papers, the right mortgage, and everything is clear.” – Ed and Elaine Hartung
“I would also like to say I would not be where I am today if Pillar Bank would not have taken a chance on me in 2006 when I bought my first store. The Bank has always been there for me when I needed them, whether it be a line of credit, a loan for equipment, or to buy my next store. I would also say that getting to know them personally and them to know me personally goes a long way as well. I’m very blessed to have them as a partner in my growth as a person and in business. Thank you.” – Jason Nilssen, Nilssen’s Foods/Wayne’s Foods Plus/FoodPride
“I had given up hope on securing a loan to purchase a business. It was a complicated business deal, and we had tried several banks over the course of two years. Neil came to us and said, let’s give it another try – and they made it work! They challenged us with questions that I believe made our business stronger. We are so thankful they took a chance on us. If it hadn’t been for the bank, we most likely would’ve moved away and taken a different career path – we would have completely different lives. After several years, the bank continues to be a partner as our business grows and opportunities present themselves. They work quickly and are always available when we have a question. The relationship is easy. Thank you, Pillar Bank!” – Dan
“At Pillar Bank, they give personalized service and get to know you and your history so that you don’t have to go through it each time you apply for a new loan. They are consistent, convenient, trustworthy, and timely. We have personal and business accounts with the bank, and I can, hands down, say that they are one of the reasons we have been able to go from employees to entrepreneurs. They have been able to help move our business forward by securing loans to purchase vehicles, equipment, and buildings. Rather than just offering another loan, the bankers take the time to ensure it’s the right decision for you. They empower you to feel financially secure.” – Kelli and Caden Cook, The Yoga Plant and Wissota Dock
“In 2001, I moved back to the area and was looking to purchase a home. Pillar Bank gave me the best rate and was so helpful in getting everything done correctly so I could get into my house. Shortly after, they helped me secure a loan for my car. It’s so easy to have all my accounts in one place. I can quickly pay bills and transfer funds between accounts with their online banking and app. I always feel taken care of. They’re a local community bank that cares about its customers.” – Chris
“It’s so nice having a bank in town that supports the community; personalization to all transactions and encounters; and just having a friendly, welcoming atmosphere when you walk in.” – Tim Kusilek, Clear Lake Telephone Co.
“Pillar Bank has been a tremendous add to our community. They truly are a community-first bank with a small-town, personal feel that seems to have been lost over the years by others. Small town banks with big city features, they are our one stop shop!” – Jeff Reed, SunnySide Marine, Inc.
“We love working with Pillar Bank for all our personal and professional needs. The staff is not only friendly but knows what we need and are knowledgeable about the products and services.” –– Karen Paulzin, Gehrman Auto Body
“The ease of using the online features has been very user friendly and an efficient way to operate my practice. Local support has been prompt and very helpful when I need it to manage our account. I’d highly recommend using this bank for success with your small business!” – Emily Monson, Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists
“I was looking to refinance all my properties and checked all around town and was referred to Pillar Bank. Boy, am I glad I was. The terms and rates were better than expected and the personal service was above and beyond. I have never worked with a bank that has the personal service, helpful advice and friendship that has been created. All this in a year and a half, excited to see what the future holds. They have earned a long-term customer in us.” – Eric Ryan, Ryan Property Management
“Lisa Lien gave me creative and realistic spending solutions for my new small business! I’m so happy using Pillar Bank in Clear Lake! I had a few hiccups and they have been very responsive to sorting everything for me in a timely fashion. As a new business I was rather intimidated by opening an account, but everyone was so helpful! 100% Highly recommend for Business Banking!” –– Mrs. Emily Becker, Emily’s Remedies, LLC