Four Peaks puts trust in National Bank of Arizona
By Debra Gelbart
Four Peaks Brewing Company is a quintessential Arizona success story. The brewpub opened in 1996 in Tempe and has enjoyed double-digit growth every year since. Management focuses on excelling in food quality, beer quality, customer service and ambience. Four Peaks distributes handcrafted kegged, bottled and canned beer to outlets around the state, and it ranks among the top 50 craft breweries in the U.S.
How has National Bank of Arizona helped your company?
“They’ve helped us double our brewing capacity,” said Jim Scussel, CFO and co-founder of Four Peaks. “The bank gave us the opportunity to build our new brewing facility with very few hurdles and great loan rates.”
What do you value most about your relationship with National Bank of Arizona?
“That’s easy — they say‘yes’,”said Andy Ingram, co-founder, president and“brew master”at Four Peaks. “They have a pretty good handle on what it takes to be an entrepreneur and they’re pretty trusting with us.”
What do you most appreciate about National Bank of Arizona?
“From an operations standpoint, it’s the personalized service that we get from National Bank of Arizona every day,” said Randy Schultz, Four Peaks’ director of operations. “Interacting with the staff is always a great experience, too; everyone we deal with is especially helpful.”
What sets National Bank of Arizona apart from other banks?
“The relationships are so much better,” Schultz said. “There’s less red tape; you can get answers within minutes. I especially appreciate that National Bank puts us in the right category — we’re a brewing company in the manufacturing sector with double-digit growth, not just a restaurant.” “Every employee at NB|AZ who we have had the opportunity to work with has been very helpful and efficient,” Ingram said. “They have been responsive and understanding with all of the issues that can arise when building a new brewing facility. We have moved all of our accounts to National Bank of Arizona because we know the bank will be a driving force for Four Peaks to reach its potential as one of the most successful breweries in the country.”