Valued Clients Share Their Stories

Your Business Is Our Business, Your Partnership Is Our Privilege

For many years prior to our merger in 2023, State Bank of Cross Plains and Monona Bank had a long history of helping clients meet their financial goals. Our bankers take time to understand our clients’ needs and goals, which helps us ensure they have the best products for their specific needs.

The testimonials below demonstrate how businesses of all sizes and from different industries have partnered with our banks to grow and succeed. Each of the clients featured here were clients of either Monona Bank or State Bank of Cross Plains – long before we were Lake Ridge Bank. And just as we have grown and evolved, so too have they.

As our two banks came together to create the best community bank in South Central Wisconsin, one thing that was obvious was that both banks shared a common belief that we are not successful unless our clients and communities are successful.

Check out the testimonial videos below and you’ll soon see that although we used to be two banks, we’ve always shared one common goal—to help our clients prosper and grow. 

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. 

Vintage Brewing Company

Scott Manning (2019)

Meet Scott Manning – the Brew Master at the prestigious Vintage Brewing Company. With not one, not two, but three breweries in Dane County, he has perfected the art of brewing that will keep you coming back for more!

Scott shares his experience working with Arlyn Steffenson, and his personalized approach which made all the difference when they were looking to expand their operations. He took the time to really understand Vintage's unique needs and business model. After all that is how we work with our neighbors.

Rutabaga Paddlesports

Darren Bush (2019)

Meet Darren Bush, owner of Rutabaga Paddlesports in Madison, WI. Want to know his secret to success? It's all in the relationships he builds - especially with Lake Ridge Bank. But it's more than just banking - it's good business. Darren is all about supporting his community with Shop Local and Buy Local initiatives. So why not also bank local?

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.

Uphoff Farms

Bob Uphoff (2019)

Meet Bob Uphoff of Uphoff Farms, a multi-generational pig farm that was in search of a financial partner who truly "got it" - who understood the ups and downs of the local economy and the unique challenges that farmers face every year.

As proud supporters of our local farming community, we're more than happy to lend a hand to farmers like Bob. With a partner like Lake Ridge Bank, Uphoff Farms can continue to grow and thrive, passing on their family's farming legacy from one generation to the next.

Klein's Floral & Greenhouse

Sue Klein (2017)

Did you know the best greenhouse in Madison's Eastside is Klein's Floral and Greenhouse on East Washington Avenue? And when Sue was seeking to expand her beloved greenhouse, Jordan Casto from Lake Ridge Bank was there every step of the way to make it happen.

At Lake Ridge Bank, we're not just a source of funding for your business goals; we're your partner for the long haul. Whether you're in the planning stages or looking for support post-project, we've got your back. Let's grow your business together!

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.

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