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Home State Bank Breaks Ground on New Location in Polk City

JEFFERSON, IA (December 5, 2022) – Home State Bank in Jefferson, Iowa, is excited to announce its expansion with a new location opening in Polk City, Iowa, in late 2023.

On October 27, Home State Bank President Bob Allen, CEO Sid Jones, Market President Eric Hockenberry, and owners Liz Garst and Jennifer Garst held a groundbreaking ceremony at 101 East Bridge Road in Polk City to kick off the construction of their second location. Currently, Home State Bank has a temporary office in Ankeny, Iowa serving clients in and around the Des Moines Metro area.

“Over the last decade, we have been growing and expanding our relationships in the Polk County area, hoping to find a location someday to build and better serve that market. We were very excited to find the location we did in Polk City and for us to find the right people to serve in that market. Polk City is a community that many people call home and will be a great community for Home State Bank to have the opportunity to be a part of and to offer full banking services.” Bob Allen, President.

“Since 1934, Home State Bank has been a staple for community banking in Greene County. We are excited to expand into Polk City and bring our community banking experience to the market. We look forward to growing with and supporting Polk City and the North Polk School District.” Eric Hockenberry, Market President.

Home State Bank is expected to open this new location in late 2023, offering services, including commercial real estate, construction development, personal checking and savings, home mortgage, agricultural lending, land management, small business accounts, and more.

Founded on October 1, 1934, by Warren Garst, Home State Bank is known as an agricultural bank. Now, the bank is owned by a multi-bank holding company comprised of Warren’s grandchildren. Home State Bank currently employs 49 people, serving customers in 43 states.


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