Local People Serving Local Needs

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 bank changed to Carroll County State Bank during World War I, the commitment to local businesses, farmers and individuals remained the cornerstone for continue 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 a close to 150-year tradition in each and every location — providing local service to the local communities.

1870

Carroll County Bank is established in Carroll, Iowa.

1887

German Bank of Carroll County purchases Carroll County Bank.

1887

1911

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

1911

1918

Name of bank is changed to Carroll County State Bank.

1918

1934

Carroll County State Bank opens branch in Arcadia, Iowa.

1934

1949

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

1986

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

1986

1997

Carroll County State Bank launches its first website.

2001

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

2001

2003

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

2004

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

2004

2005

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

2005

2008

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

2010

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

2010

2014

Carroll County State Bank completes merger with CSBank.

2017

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

2017

2017

Availa Bank announces the purchase of branch locations in Webster City, Roland and Jewell, Iowa.

2017

Availa Bank completes the acquisition of the Webster City, Roland, and Jewell locations.