Northstar Industries

Littleton, North Carolina

Daniel Long

Getting to know someone means something to Daniel Long.

The owner of Northstar Industries in Littleton, North Carolina, puts a lot of stock in relationship building with the financial institution he works with. That’s why he keeps working with Stearns Bank on his equipment financing. He has held seven contracts with Stearns Bank and has come to value the camaraderie he has built with client relations representative Tasha Fischer.

“If you get along with people, as far as I’m concerned, you’re going to keep going to those people for business,” Daniel said. “Working with Stearns Bank has been easy from the beginning for me. Tasha is 110 percent helpful and she makes everything convenient for me when I call in. I’ve never had any issues working with her or Stearns Bank.”

Northstar Industries, which Daniel started in 1999, works on everything from septic systems, to taking down trees, digging basements and doing complex grade work.

“Working with Stearns Bank has been easy from the beginning for me. Tasha is 110 percent helpful and she makes everything convenient for me when I call in.”

Daniel most recently financed an excavator that has already come in handy for his business.

“We use it for a lot of things – whatever we need it for at the time,” Daniel said. “We found a real need for septic work. That’s really our main bread and butter now.”

Daniel has worked with other financial institutions in the past, but his work with Stearns Bank stands out to him. In fact, he would refer others in the construction industry for equipment financing with Stearns Bank.

“I would definitely do that. They are flexible and their employees get back to you right away. You can’t go wrong with that,” Daniel said.