Meet Ambank Company

Consisting of American Bank, American State Bank, American Investment & Trust, and Perspective Insurance; Ambank Company continuously works to provide the best, most secure service to you.

Who We Are

For 50 years, we have been committed to providing our customers and communities with high-quality products and exceptional customer service. We are here to make sure you have the adequate tools to successfully manage your financial health, in every aspect of the term. Banking products? Check. Insurance? We got you. Investments? Absolutely. But most importantly, we’re here to walk alongside you and give you advice when you need it. Don’t hesitate to ask us questions about any and every financial matter. When it comes to your financial health, we’re your person.

Integrity

Building A Foundation Of Trust Through Honest And Ethical Behavior

Community

Investing Time, Knowledge, And Resources For The Betterment Of Our Communities

Dedicated

Dedicated To Customers, Co-Workers, And Community

Caring

Actively Involved In The Lives Of Our Customers, Co-Workers, And Community

Innovative

Striving To Provide The Greatest Product, Knowledge, And Service To Our Communities

Community is at our Core.

“Having a bank charter is a privilege. But you have to not only do well for your stockholder and your customers; you also have to do well for your Community.” - W. Dale Den Herder, Principal Owner & Board Chairman of Ambank Company

1913

American State Bank was originally chartered as Hospers Savings Bank.

1934

Hospers Savings Bank became insured.

1968

Hospers Insurance Agency was formed.

1971

Hospers Agency Company was formed as the holding company.

1973

The Hospers Savings Bank Charter was moved to Sioux Center, Iowa. At the same time, the name was changed to American State Bank.

1984

Dale Den Herder purchased the controlling interest of Hospers Agency Company.

1986

Hospers Agency Company changed their name to Ambank Company, Inc.

1986

Hospers Insurance Agency changed their name to Ambank Insurance.

1993

American Investment & Trust was formed.

1994

Ambank Company purchased First Trust & Savings Bank.

1995

First Trust & Savings Bank changed their name to American Bank and opened a temporary office in Le Mars, IA.

2015

American State Bank merged with Community Bank.

2016

Ambank Insurance purchased Perspective Insurance and began doing business as Perspective Insurance.

Today

Today, we offer financial services to 12 communities and the surrounding area in Iowa and South Dakota.

Our Leadership Team

W. Dale Den Herder
CEO & Principal Owner, Ambank Company
Amy Van Es
Director, Ambank Company
Stephanie Harshbarger
Director, Ambank Company
Rob Bixenman
President, Ambank Company & Perspective Insurance
Joel Westra
Chief Financial Officer, Ambank Company
Kristi Hoogendoorn
Chief Risk Officer, Ambank Company
Brandon Woudstra
Chief Executive Officer, American State Bank
Eric Vande Hoef
President, American State Bank
Jeremy Bunkers
Chief Executive Officer, American Bank
Micah Lang
President, American Bank
Darren Raih
President | CFP®, American Investment & Trust
Jessica Mulder
Vice President of Operations, Perspective Insurance
Matt Susemihl
Vice President of Sales, Perspective Insurance