Photography by Spacecrafting

Erik Hendrikson, Dan Fagan and Chad Schumacher

Tradition Companies

Tradition Companies is composed of a family of local, independently owned financial businesses whose leaders and employees believe there’s more to life than just the numbers. “We look beyond the numbers to the vision, passion and unique situation each client brings,” says Erik Hendrikson, president of Tradition Mortgage. “That embodies the Tradition spirit. We strive to understand our clients and their unique situations.”

Tradition prides itself on building relationships, from builder to lender, client to advisor — even a handshake out on the golf course. “We connect the dots and will set you up, from businesses to communities to futures,” notes Dan Fagan, president of Tradition Capital Bank.

Combining know-how with top-notch service, Tradition sticks with clients for life, assisting with everything from building a home to building a business. In fact, for nearly a century, 99 percent of its business has come from referrals and word of mouth — a sure sign that what Tradition is doing is working.

And though Tradition is local and independently owned, it has the firepower one would expect from a larger financial institution. “We take an old-school approach to doing business,” says Hendrikson. Some might call that a solid tradition.

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