Granite City Family & Cosmetic Dentistry


    Dr. Kari Peterson


    Dr. Kari Peterson already knew about Stearns Bank before she decided to move locations for Granite City Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in St. Cloud.  She was previously located in Stearns Bank’s Financial Center in St. Cloud and knew Stearns CEO and owner Norm Skalicky. It didn’t hurt that both are University of North Dakota alumni. When she told Norm about her plans to move, he wanted to have the chance to bid on her business’s new building. After receiving other bids, Dr. Peterson decided to go with Stearns because it accommodated her needs the most.

    Dr. Peterson worked with lender Eric Cook on construction funding for her new location and new equipment for her practice. The doors to the new building opened on November 1 and everything has gone flawless since. Dr. Peterson appreciated Stearns’ personal touch, including Eric being at the groundbreaking ceremony. 

    “Stearns was willing to listen to our needs and look at different ways to accommodate us. Stearns understood where I was coming from. They were the only bank that was willing to work with us on different options. Eric was available anytime we needed him. It was a very easy relationship for us. He was wonderful.”