Arvest Bartlesville Spotlights United Linen

Wednesday, August 10 at 07:36 AM
Category: Business Banking

The Saddoris family has been in the textile business since 1936, when current President and CEO Mat Saddoris’ great uncle started the business by taking in laundry for the neighbors. Although they have gone through many name changes throughout the years, they are, and always have been, home grown. Saddoris Companies, Inc. purchased United Linen of Tulsa in 1972, and has since been known as United Linen and Uniform Service.

Through the years, United Linen has stretched their geographic borders to service the greater Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas, along with Northwest Arkansas, Southwest Kansas – including Wichita – and they travel as far South as the Red River. In fact, 93% of their business is generated outside the Bartlesville area. 

Saddoris offers his steadfast commitment to the city of Bartlesville in many ways. “We will always do what is right – not just for us – but for those who depend on us. Whether it’s a customer, the city, or charities, United will always give our absolute best,” he stated. The people, culture and integrity of United Linen’s employees are what sets them apart from the rest. Saddoris leads his team to the tune of “doing what is right and doing whatever it takes.”

When asked about the role Arvest has played in the development of his business, Saddoris says, “Arvest Bank has always – and I don’t use that term loosely – I mean always, at every turn, Arvest has been there ready to help.” He reflects on a time back in 2001 when they were looking at an acquisition of a business in the OKC area. At that time they were not banking with Arvest. When the funding fell through, Mat made a call to David Kedy and in four short hours they had a deal. Saddoris continued, “That single act is a huge part of United Linen’s success today. Thanks Arvest.”

Visit United Linen online at www.unitedlinen.com.

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Tags: Bartlesville, Business Banking, Fifty Years, Oklahoma
 

Tom Brown Homes, Inc., a part of Shawnee, Oklahoma for 47 Years

Wednesday, August 10 at 07:34 AM
Category: Business Banking

For 47 years, Tom Brown Homes Inc. has been an integral part of the Shawnee, Oklahoma community, concentrating exclusively on building single family homes in Shawnee’s finest neighborhoods.  This, along with the focus on building lasting relationships and friendships with customers is what sets them apart from their competition.  Tom Brown Homes has maintained a long commitment with their sub-contractors, which is very unique in the business.  Tom Brown says that “The terms ‘we’ and ‘team’ are words that are often heard from our sub-contractors during the construction process.  These long-term partnerships help with expectations and also eliminate any learning curve on their part or mine.”

Tom Brown was born and raised in Shawnee and he and his business partner and good friend Dick Liddell, chose Shawnee for the location of their company because of this and the sense of pride that the community has for its members and businesses.  As a result, Tom is able to offer his customers a sense of history, from a building perspective as well as a local citizen.  “Our business is unique in that when I leave the house each morning, the day is totally unpredictable and full of surprises, sometimes even good ones,” Tom said. 

Since 1964, Arvest Bank has provided banking solutions to meet Tom Brown Homes’ needs.  About the relationship, Brown says, “I feel Arvest shares many of my own values, such as honesty, integrity, hard work, and family.  That has enabled me to build relationships over the years with the Arvest folks and to be able to have all my banking needs taken care of.”

For more information about Tom Brown Homes, call (405) 273-5188.

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Tags: Business Banking, Fifty Years, Oklahoma, Shawnee
 

Spotlight on Reardon Pallet Company, Kansas City

Tuesday, August 02 at 07:59 AM
Category: Business Banking

Sixteen years ago, Kansas City native Dan Reardon opened a pallet business. He used his family name in order to ensure that his reputation and the satisfaction of his customers would always be a top priority. For this reason, and many others, Reardon Pallet Company quickly grew to be one of his hometown’s largest and most successful pallet companies. 

Reardon credits much of his company’s success to the way it differentiates itself from others. Reardon Pallet Company doesn’t just simply supply the Kansas City community with quality wood pallets and crates – it provides them with color and size options as well as a pallet recycling division. By recycling, Reardon makes the production of pallets more efficient and economical for his customers.

He also attributes much of his success to Arvest Bank. Arvest provides Reardon Pallet with a variety of Business Banking products and services. “From commercial lending and depository services to financial service, Arvest has met all of our financial needs and helped us succeed,” says Reardon.
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If you have been an Arvest business customer for more than five years and would like the opportunity to be one of our 50th Anniversary Business Spotlight Stories, please contact us at  interact@arvest.com or speak to your business banker.

 

Tags: Business Banking, Fifty Years, Kansas City
 

Arvest Siloam Springs Spotlights 2 B’s Auto Sales Inc.

Friday, July 29 at 07:41 AM
Category: Business Banking

Dennis Bergthold decided to open a car dealership in his hometown of Siloam Springs in 1993 and that is how 2B’s Auto Sales began.  So who is the other B?  His wife, Sue Bergthold is the other B.  They are committed to honesty and kindness. 

The Bergtholds keep both their website, www.2bsautosales.com, and their Facebook Page updated with all of the latest deals they have to offer for the convenience of their customers. They are also pleased that the staff at 2 B’s has been with them for the past four and a half years. The unique employees at 2 B’s love cars and enjoy helping people with automotive needs.

Dennis has a drive to provide the best value on an automobile that he can to his customers. “We self-warranty most of the vehicles we sell,” he said. “We don’t feel our customers should be spending money repairing their new car just after they bought it. We treat customers as we would want to be treated, even offering financing options. By doing this, we find our customers become our best advertising.”

“Arvest has always been my bank,” said the owner of 2B’s Auto Sales Inc.  2B's Auto Sales, Inc., and Arvest have been doing business together since 1993.

 

 

 

 

 

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If you have been an Arvest business customer for more than five years and would like the opportunity to be one of our 50th Anniversary Business Spotlight Stories, please contact us at  interact@arvest.com or speak to your business banker.

 

Tags: Arkansas, Business Banking, Fifty Years, Siloam Springs
 

Arvest Joplin Spotlights Employer Advantage

Thursday, July 28 at 02:29 PM
Category: Business Banking

Arvest Joplin is proud of the relationship it has with one of the area’s largest providers of employment services.  Employer Advantage has been serving clients in the four state area for 21 years.  Employer Advantage decreases a business owner’s burden by handling everyday administrative functions such as payroll processing, human resources, benefits administration, workers compensation and risk management.  As one size does not fit all in terms of business entities, their unique service model is based on individuals.  Employer Advantage helps businesses focus on their individual profit center and concentrate on what they are in business to do.

“We are one of the best kept secrets in the area,” said Employer Advantage President Lee Allphin.  “Employer Advantage is a stress reliever for many businesses.  By using combined resources, the business community is benefited greatly by valuable expertise at a fraction of the cost it would take to have all these experts in their own business.” 

Arvest Bank’s Cash Management System has allowed Employer Advantage to monitor and reconcile their cash accounts and accounts receivable on a daily basis. Arvest’s Purchasing Cards eliminate paper checks and help better control their business costs.  Employer Advantage provides a great service to the community and has been a customer of the bank since they opened their first Joplin branch in 1998!  Arvest Bank looks forward to helping them continue to thrive for years to come.     
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Tags: Business Banking, Fifty Years, Joplin
 

Arvest Bank Spotlights Chicken Holler in Farmington

Monday, July 25 at 03:27 PM
Category: Business Banking

When a store is named after a chicken farm, a bit of whimsy is expected when customers step inside the door.

Chicken Holler, founded in 1977 by Carl and Pat Odom, is a family owned and operated store that caters to gardeners and homeowners throughout Farmington and Washington County.

Now owned by youngest daughter Carla and her husband Jimmy Gibson since 1988, the store provides bulk garden seeds and bedding plants grown in its own greenhouses to the avid gardener.

“We specialize in many varieties of tomatoes and peppers in the spring,” Jimmy Gibson said. “In the nursery you’ll find Stark Brothers’ fruit trees, roses, lawn trees, shrubs and perennials as well as spring flowering bedding plants and hanging baskets.”

Homeowners can find a wide selection of wood stoves, fireplace inserts, wood furnaces and gas stoves, along with all the piping required to install them.

“Just a few days after opening, three businessmen from town who knew Carl stopped by to see how the store was doing. They looked around, talked a while, and, before they left, they told Carl the business wouldn’t last six months,” Gibson said. “Well, I guess they were wrong.”

Gibson said strong support from Arvest Bank has helped Chicken Holler continue to prove those businessmen wrong since 1977.

“They have always been upfront and helpful with me. It is nice to know they are hometown people who will be there if you have a problem,” Gibson said. “It’s always better to do business with hometown people.”

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If you have been an Arvest business customer for more than five years and would like the opportunity to be one of our 50th Anniversary Business Spotlight Stories, please contact us at  interact@arvest.com or speak to your business banker.


 

Tags: Arkansas, Business Banking, Fifty Years

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