Local People Serving Local Needs —

Availa Bank's History

The roots of Availa Bank run deep in the Iowa soil. In 1870, German Bank of Carroll County began operations to serve its local community in western Iowa. Although the name of the bank changed to Carroll County State Bank during World War I, the commitment to local businesses, farmers and individuals remained the cornerstone for continued growth in the area.

Over the years, we partnered with other banks in the region who shared our commitment of local people serving local needs. That included Council Bluffs Savings Bank in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and CSBank with offices in Pocahontas and Fort Dodge, Iowa. In 2017, Carroll County State Bank and its affiliates made the decision to adopt a single name for all institutions. That name was Availa Bank.

Today, Availa Bank celebrates an over 150-year tradition in each and every location — providing local service to our local communities.

1870

Carroll County Bank is established in Carroll, Iowa.

1887

1887

German Bank of Carroll County purchases Carroll County Bank.

1911

1911

German Bank of Carroll County moves into building at 501 N Adams St. in Carroll, Iowa.

1918

1918

Name of bank changes to Carroll County State Bank.

1934

1934

Carroll County State Bank opens branch in Arcadia, Iowa.

1949

Gronstal family acquires majority of ownership in Carroll County State Bank.

1986

1986

Carroll County State Bancshares purchases bank in Pocahontas, Iowa, with CSBank.

1997

Carroll County State Bank launches its first website.

2001

2001

Carroll County State Bancshares establishes presence in Fort Dodge, Iowa, with CSBank.

2003

Carroll County State Bank opens loan production office in Council Bluffs operating Council Bluffs Savings Bank.

2004

2004

Council Bluffs Savings Bank opens full-service bank at Mall of the Bluffs location in Council Bluffs.

2005

2005

Carroll County State Bank opens branch in Coon Rapids, Iowa.

2008

Council Bluffs Savings Bank opens an office in downtown Council Bluffs.

2010

2010

Grand opening of new Carroll County State Bank main office in downtown Carroll, Iowa.

2014

Carroll County State Bank completes merger with CSBank.

2017

2017

Carroll County State Bank, CSBank and Council Bluffs Savings Bank rebrand under one name — Availa Bank.

2017

Availa Bank announces the purchase of branch locations in Webster City, Roland and Jewell, Iowa, and completes the acquisition of these locations later that year.

2018

Availa Bank adds branches in Nevada and Holstein after completing the merger with Community Bank.

2019

2019

Availa Bank announces the purchase of branch locations in Ames, Ankeny, and Sioux City, Iowa, and completes the acquisition of these locations later that year.

2020

2020

Carroll branch adds new ITMs (Interactive Teller Machines) to the drive-up area.

2020

2020

Availa Bank opens new location in Denison, IA. 

2021

2021

Availa Bank adds ITMs to Denison, Council Bluffs - Downtown, Council Bluffs - Mall and Nevada locations.