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Jacob VandeBerg family

Above: Jacob VandeBerg family – Markesan, Wisconsin.

"Our choice was to work with a bank that we know and who knows us - that I’ve been banking with on and off my whole life."           – Jacob VandeBerg, Markesan, Wisconsin

Jacob VandeBerg was born and raised in Markesan. He attended Markesan High School where he graduated in 2002. His wife Cami, grew up in Brandon, where she attended Laconia High. When it came time for Jacob and Cami to build a new home in Markesan they turned to Markesan State Bank.

According to Jacob, "My parents and grandparents live in Markesan and I’ve been banking with Markesan State Bank in some capacity all of my life. About five years ago, we decided to build a new home, and reached out to MSB who helped us to navigate the process.”

“First we took out a loan to help with purchasing the lot and then MSB provided us with a construction loan as we started building a year later, “ said Jacob. “Once our home was completed, they guided us into fixed rate mortgage through the secondary market program.”

Jacob elaborated, “As those who have done it understand, building your own home can be very trying, yet working with our bank was great. No surprises and no hidden fees. There were many steps involved and MSB spelled out all the costs up front. What’s more, Lisa Broder, our loan officer, stayed after hours to accommodate our schedules and helped us prepare the needed paperwork.”

“We feel we have a personal connection with Markesan State Bank, “ continued Jacob. “Everyone from the tellers to the officers are friendly, and we know many of the employees on a personal level.”

Repeating a familiar refrain, Jacob expressed appreciation that he and Cami are not just a number at Markesan State Bank. “The staff are just nice. If I had describe MSB in three words I would say, local, local and local."

Besides working with MSB on building their new home, Jacob and Cami have a checking and savings account with Markesan State Bank and each of their four children also have savings accounts with the Bank.

Jacob works for The Farm Service Agency (FSA), which is tasked with the implementation of the Farm Bill as well as working with farmers on conservation and regulation laws. He also stays active coaching baseball and basketball in the public schools.

Markesan State Bank has been providing both personal and business banking services since 1891. If you're not already a customer, get to know us – you'll be glad you did!