Evergreen Bank Group is a locally owned and managed, full service Illinois State chartered commercial bank with over $800 million in assets. We are dedicated to being the best community bank, meeting the diverse financial needs of individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations in the marketplace we serve.
Our three branches are in the Chicago suburbs of Evergreen Park, Oak Brook and Hinsdale. We are focused on the relationships we build with our clients and the communities we serve. Our experienced staff is professional and highly responsive to personal and business needs.
The Evergreen Story
In 2006, Darin Campbell, President, and CEO, had the desire to open a bank of his own. He had been in finance and banking all of his career and knew how he would build his own bank – with integrity and social responsibility, and with a staff focused on providing superior service with every customer interaction. He knew people would respond to a true community bank that finds ways to get involved, offers a direct line to local decision-makers, and contributes back to the local economy.
After twelve years with a publicly traded bank, Campbell resigned from his executive bank position to start Evergreen Bank Group. He recruited a group of investors and in early 2007 re-organized and re-capitalized a small but well-known community bank in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Around the same time, he opened a new branch and the bank’s headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, a thriving community located only 15 miles west of the Chicago Loop. Along with expanding the bank’s local retail and commercial banking presence, Campbell and one of his long-time business associates saw the potential to apply their expertise in motorsport financing, launching FreedomRoad Financial, a national motorsport lending division of the bank.
Since then, we have continually been a top-performing bank in our peer group with substantial growth. Our new state-of-the-art Hinsdale branch opened in late 2016, with an amazing lobby offering many amenities, including professional shoe shines, a coffee house, the latest banking technology, a convenient drive-up facility, and the ultimate indoor golf experience on our golf simulator. Most recently, we opened our second national motorsport lending division of the bank, Performance Finance, supported by a partnership with Polaris Industries, an American manufacturer of motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, and neighborhood electric vehicles. Bank assets have grown from just under $70 million in 2007 to nearly $1 billion today. We employ over 130 people across 4 locations in Illinois and Nevada. The bank has received multiple awards as the Best Bank to Work for nationally and Best Company to Work for in the Chicago market.
Our unique national business model, along with our local community banking philosophy, provides us with a competitive advantage in serving our customers and communities. Our commitment to customers and community lets us make a difference in the communities we serve, allows our employees to thrive in a challenging and meaningful banking career, and provides results that enhance the return to shareholders.