Customer Success Stories

Our customers describe their business challenges and financial solutions from Stearns Bank

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Stearns Bank: National Presence, Hometown Service

Stearns Bank serves customers across the country with SBA loans, equipment financing and commercial banking services. See our interactive map to review the range of industries we cover and regions we serve.

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Christine Frezza

Bloom Organics Day Spa & Boutique
Sarasota, Florida

"The approval process was simple and easy, and I was able to find out I was approved within 24 hours…" Video | Story

David Therrell

Atlantic Tire & Auto
Sanford, North Carolina

“I always knew I wanted to own my own business. I knew I wanted to control my own destiny." Video | Story

Brandon Negrich

Team Negrich Landscaping
Central Florida

Brandon started doing tree removal at the age of 15, leading him to start Team Negrich Landscaping. Video | Story

Dr. Bryan Frazier

Frazier Vision
Tyler and Jacksonville, Texas

Dr. Frazier knows the benefits of financing a complete lane of optical equipment for both of his locations. Video | Story

Joel Meyer

Papa Murphy's
35 restaurants across Upper Midwest

Joel Meyer was turned down by eight financial institutions before he found someone interested in his small business dreams. Video | Story

Dr. Kathy Baker and D.J. Baker

Lucy's Mobile Veterinary Care

"Being able to customize our terms with Stearns Bank was amazing. Having time to establish our customer base was crucial." Video | Story

Brittney Muenster

Muenster’s Olde Homestead Farms and Registered Holsteins
Seymour, Wisconsin

"My siblings and I are the fifth generation on the farm,” Brittney Muenster said. “That’s 150 years of my family operating our farm." Video | Story

Jeremy Manea

SNX Technologies
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

SNX provides a wide range of other innovative woodworking machinery and supplies for the industrial woodworking industry." Video | Story

Dr. Seema Awatramani and Dr. Kelly Cleary

Naperville, Illinois

Seema was first inspired to open an urgent care clinic about four years ago. At the time, she didn’t know a much about SBA loans. Video | Story

Edwin Baron

Marco's Pizza
Apopka, Florida

Searching for a new venture, Edwin and his wife decided on franchising. After considering various franchise options, they chose Marco’s Video | Story

Nicole Kenefic

KDA Furniture & Interiors
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Being a female in the woodworking industry is not only rare, but it’s something Nicole takes a lot of pride in. Video | Story

Dr. Shawn McDermott

Connecticut Valley Chiropractic Rehabilitation
White River Junction, Vermont

Dr. Shawn McDermott calls his latest equipment purchase a “game-changer” for his chiropractic practice. Video | Story

Troy Ather

Jon Smith Subs
Oviedo, Florida

"There are so many moving parts when you start a franchise. Franchise financing is a major one and I was glad Stearns Bank was there for us." Video | Story

Jonathan Moravecs and Carla Palavecino

Virgina Beach, Virginia

"As somebody who understands how businesses work, and understands how loans work, this SBA financing process couldn’t have been smoother." Video | Story

Mike and DeNae Hiltner

Great Harvest Bread Company
St. Cloud, Minnesota

The Hiltners were looking to purchase land to start their business. Initially, finding financing wasn’t easy for them. Video | Story