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Bell Bank Equipment Finance combines a wide array of leases and loans across almost all industries, with the fast responses, flexible terms and great pricing that allow you to bring in the equipment that’s critical to
your success. At the same time, we focus on people first – building strong relationships with our customers and growing with you over the long term.

In short, we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and go to work as your equipment finance partner.

Why Bell

At Bell Bank, you can always count on real people with real expertise. You’ll feel good about your local, independent bank that’s here when you need us.

  • We Listen to Our Customers
  • Our Team
  • About Us
  • Contact Us

We Listen to Our Customers

When we ask our customers what’s most important to them in the world of equipment finance, we consistently hear these answers:
  • Speed and responsiveness
  • Flexibility and a company that’s easy to work with
  • Competitive pricing
  • Friendly, likable employees

You ask for it, and at Bell Bank Equipment Finance, you’ll find it. We’ve made what is important to you our top priorities:

  • We’ve invested in cutting-edge technology to expedite loan underwriting and origination, so we can offer quick turn-around times on your           financing.
  • We hire industry veterans – the best of the best – who have the knowledge to create customized, flexible leasing packages for you and your       company.
  • Our bank’s low cost of funds allows us to be very competitive on your rates.
  • We place high value on our culture, employee happiness and giving back to the communities we serve. As a result, our employees love their       jobs –and that will shine through in your customer experience.

Our Team

Our management team has an average of 20 years of experience in the equipment finance industry to ensure a smooth process from start to finish.

Eric ZehrPresident


Mike LaSalle, SVP/Bank Channel Director


Travis Johnson, SVP/Credit Officer


Ben Bakke,VP/Relationship Manager


Tim Stickler,VP/Controller


Sally Laing, VP/Documentation Manager


Jeff Tibbetts, VP/Territory Manager


About Us

Headquartered in Fargo, N.D., Bell Bank was chartered in 1966 and has grown to become one of the nation’s largest privately held banks. Working with us, you’ll get a family-owned, award-winning company that offers full-service commercial, consumer and private banking, as well as mortgage, equipment finance and other financial services.

Bell Bank Equipment Finance is committed to giving you unequaled personal service, flawless execution and competitive pricing while offering a variety of financing options. We work directly with end users, provide vendor finance options, buy and sell syndications with other financial institutions, and provide equipment finance solutions to other banks.

Bell Bank is committed to the communities we serve, giving back more than $16 million since 2008 through our unique Pay It Forward program.


Contact Us

Interested? Contact us to start talking about what you and your company need.

Direct: 952-905-5151
Toll Free: 833-749-9845

Bell Bank Equipment Finance is headquartered just west of downtown Minneapolis in our Colonnade location at 5500 Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis.

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