Ranked #1 Business Lender in McHenry County

For the 9th consecutive year, Home State Bank has been ranked as the #1 Business Lender in McHenry County (in dollars loaned out) by the FFIEC (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council) Community Reinvestment Act data.


The Best of the Fox

Voted "One of the Best Philanthropists" by the Northwest Herald's Reader's Choice Awards.


2015 Business Champion Award

Awarded by the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC). For the past eight years, MCEDC has recognized outstanding companies who have positively contributed to McHenry County's economy, and who have exhibited business acumen and vision.

Pride in Crystal Lake Award (PICA)

The PICA Award is presented quarterly to a business, organization or individual who has exhibited "Pride in Crystal Lake". This award is presented by the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Community Investment Award

Home State Bank was recognized on April 21, 2015 through a Mayoral Proclamation presented by Mayor Aaron T. Shepley and the Crystal Lake City Council. The Proclamation was in recognition of Home State Bank's 100th Anniversary and the commitment to the communities it serves.

Celebrating 100 Years of Community Banking

Recognized and awarded for "Outstanding and Dedicated Service to Your Community" by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA).

Blazier Center for Commerce, Leadership, Community

The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce held a ceremonious building dedication renaming their building the "Blazier Center for Commerce, Leadership, Community", in honor of both Bob (HSB Employee) and Rosemary Blazier. 

The "Best of the Fox"

Voted "One of the Best Financial Advisors" in the 2015 Northwest Herald's Best of the Fox Awards.


The "Best of the Fox"

Home State Bank was awarded in several categories:

  • Best Financial Advisor
  • Best Philanthropist
  • One of the Best Employers (over 40 employees)

The "Best of the Fox"

Home State Bank was awarded in several categories:

  • Best Mortgage Lender
  • One of the Best Philanthropists
  • One of the Best Employers (over 40 Employees)
  • One of the Best Financial Advisors

Home State is committed to our customers and we'll continue our tradition of providing the best products and services that our customers deserve!

GSB Banker Advisory Board Scholarship

The Herbert V. Prochnow Educational Foundation Awarded Home State Bank the 2013 GSB Banker Advisory Board Scholarship for the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 


Carl E. Wehde Award

Patti Lutz was awarded the Carl E. Wehde Award at the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce dinner for her 25 years of service that she has provided to the Crystal Lake Community. 

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Best of the Fox - "Best Bank"

Being voted the Best Bank in McHenry County is an honor we don't take lightly. That's why we work hard to make your experience with Home State Bank both pleasant and satisfying. From our tellers and PBCs to our executive staff, from our investment advisers to our loan administrators and from our retail team to our commercial team, Home State Bank makes you, our loyal customer, our first priority. Together, with your input and feedback, we will continue to earn our reputation as McHenry County's best bank!


Presidential Award of Excellence

Patti Lutz was honored with the Presidential Award of Excellence at the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce dinner due to the great impact and assistance she has provided to the Chambers success. 


For the 76th Consecutive quarter, we’ve achieved a 4-Star recommended rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating and research firm. Our 4-Star rating indicates that we are one of the strongest banks in the country. So what does that mean for you? In today’s economic climate, it means that we’re a well-run bank that places a high priority on safety and soundness as well as customer service. That means your money, and your future, are safe with us.


Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber Business of the Year


Illinois Bankers Association Community Service Award

Home State Bank received the Illinois Bank Community Service Award for 2005. The award is presented to a bank in recognition of the bank’s demonstrating a high level of service in the communities it serves, and is very special because the Illinois Bankers Association only honors three Illinois financial institutions with the award each year.

The Robert O. Covey Crystal Lake Business of the Year Award

Received for the bank’s contributions as a business that has been a leader in the community.

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