About Western State Bank
We're built around connections with our customers, team members, and communities.
Committed to our values.
Our core values are at the center of everything we do. Whether you're a new customer or you've been banking with us for years, here's our commitment to you:
- Respect everyone
- Be curious and creative
- Listening is learning
- Do more than expected
- Communicate openly and often
- Improve someone's life
- Be a team player
- If something's wrong, make it right
Active in our communities.
It takes all of us to make our communities better. Here are some of the ways we give back.
Team member involvement.
Western team members get involved, whether it’s with Habitat for Humanity or the local chamber of commerce. Over the past five years, our team members have used more than 1,500 combined hours of paid time off to volunteer for community causes, organizations, and activities.
We contribute to local needs that make our communities stronger. Each December, our Cause in Your Community program provides financial support to local nonprofit organizations nominated by our customers.
Whether it’s the Firebirds, Mustangs, Packers, Hawks, Cougars, Spartans, or surrounding schools, we join our neighbors to support our hometown teams.
True to Our Roots
We’re proud of our North Dakota origins and our longevity of hometown banking since 1902. You can be confident that we aren’t going anywhere, and your banking relationship is in good hands. As we grow, we’ll remain true to our history — and we’ll never lose sight of our hometown banking philosophy.
Bank of Webster (ND) is founded
Name changes to Western State Bank and headquarters moves to Devils Lake, ND
Western Equipment Finance is formed to provide nationwide equipment financing
Bank location opens in West Fargo, ND
Company forms Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Bank location opens in Fargo, ND
Loan production office opens in Chandler, AZ
Chandler location becomes full-service bank
Western acquires bank in Casa Grande, AZ
Western acquires bank in Scottsdale, AZ
Bank location opens in Sun City, AZ
Bank location opens in Sun City West, AZ
Administrative building opens in West Fargo, ND
Bank location opens in Mesa, AZ
Fargo, ND bank relocates to Osgood area
Administrative building opens in Chandler, AZ
Bank location opens in Deer Valley, AZ
Our Board of Directors includes Ray Horne, Brian Houkom, Gary Lochow, Todd Heilman, Brad Jacobson, Brett Johnston, Steve Daley, Laurie Bakke, and Andy Strand.
Founded in 1902
Five Star Superior Rating by Bauer Financial
Recognized as a Best Regional Bank