Valued Clients Share Their Stories

Your Business Is Our Business, Your Partnership Is Our Privilege

See how businesses of all shapes and sizes have partnered with Lake Ridge Bank to grow and succeed.

Gilda's Club Madison

Lannia Stenz (2021) 

Being there for others is central to the mission of Gilda's Club Madison. But when calamity struck in the form of historic flooding, leaving the fate of the organization's home base hanging in the balance, the Club needed someone to be there for them.

Here's the story of how Scott Ducke and Lake Ridge Bank stepped up to ensure that this invaluable community resource made it through the darkness to reach the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Full Compass Systems

Susan & Jonathan Lipp (2021) 

For Susan & Jonathan Lipp, the husband and wife team behind the A/V powerhouse Full Compass Systems, their bank was working for them...until it wasn't.

Here's what led them to embrace the relationship-based approach that hallmarks Lake Ridge Bank service, and the difference it's made for their business. 

Harvey Wendel


In addition to his long, well-respected career as a Madison-based attorney, Harvey Wendel has served on a number of area bank boards and committee. It's safe to say, he's seen a lot.

Here, he talks about his 40+-year client relationship with the bank – specifically, the value he's realized from Lake Ridge Bank's Wealth Management team, and the stellar customer service that sets them apart.

HealthX Ventures

Joel Martin (2020) 

HealthX Ventures is a digital healthcare-focused venture capital firm, investing in innovative companies making healthcare safer, more efficient, and more affordable by delivering easy-to-use, cost-effective, and scalable solutions to the market. 

Partnering with Lake Ridge Bank in 2019, HealthX is located near Epic Systems’ Madison-area headquarters and led by seasoned, successful entrepreneurs and investors. HealthX provides unique value to its portfolio companies through extensive operational support, deep industry knowledge, and executive-level networking.  

Fearings Audio Video Security

Doug Fearing (2020) 

"Audio, video, security, and automation technology that advances your business, enhances your home, and simplifies your life!"

Partnering with Lake Ridge Bank since 2018, Fearings’ has evolved during 23 years of operation to meet the rapidly changing needs and offerings in the digital communications marketplace.

Kalscheur Implement

Glen Wipperfurth (2020) 

Kalscheur Implement has been partnering with the agricultural community in Southern Wisconsin for more than 30 years – and with Lake Ridge Bank for just as long. Whether their customers need equipment for the fall harvest, or machinery to help keep their yard tidy, Kalscheur has the right gear for the job.

Vierbicher Associates

Rod Zubella (2019) 

Vierbicher is a team of planners, engineers, landscape architects and surveyors committed to providing the highest level of skill and expertise to clients throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.

Partnering with Lake Ridge Bank since 2018, their multi-disciplined, team-based approach enables them to combine their strengths and bring a unique perspective to a wide range of projects.

Harbor Athletic Club/Canvas Club Boxing

Todd Passini (2019) 

Harbor Athletic Club has been defining the personal fitness landscape in Madison for decades, partnering with Lake Ridge Bank since 1991, and when Canvas Club Boxing Club opened in 2016, they looked to Lake Ridge Bank as well.

Lone Girl Brewing

Kevin Abercrombie (2016)

Moving to a new community and starting a brew pub from scratch wasn’t always the plan for Kev and Koz, but when the Lone Girl Brewing Company hatched their ambitious enterprise, the plan came together quickly – with support from Lake Ridge Bank. Lone Girl planned to become part of the community – much like their banking partners.

Endres Manufacturing

Sam Ballweg (2016) 

Endres Manufacturing Company is an AISC Certified steel manufacturing company in Waunakee, They work on everything from large construction projects all the way down to individual beams for home builders. But they may best be known for their famous piers and shoreline equipment.

Generations of Endres leadership have been working with Lake Ridge Bank since 1974, helping to grow their business and their community.

Village Smile Care

Dr. Angela Cotey (2016)

Small businesses are the backbone of our communities, and Village Smile Care is a perfect example. And when they were getting started in 2012, they wanted to work with a bank who was also invested in their community – Lake Ridge Bank. 

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