Hear what our clients are saying about their experiences with Allegheny Valley Bank.
Their success stories offer a testament to the values of accessibility, understanding, creativity and reliability.
Rosen Louik & Perry, P.C.
“After becoming frustrated with the big bank we had used for 50 plus years, I noticed that Allegheny Valley Bank had a branch right across the street from our building downtown, so I stopped in to see what they were all about. Everyone looked happy, and eager to be of help. It reminded me of walking into the bank in my hometown of about 5,000 people. I moved my personal accounts there, and it wasn’t long before our law firm’s relationship went to Allegheny Valley Bank, too. We love the small-town approach delivered with the high-quality services of a major bank. AVB also has very actively supported my charity, Pennies From Heaven, helping to make a difference in the Pittsburgh communities served. "
- Jon R. Perry, Partner, Rosen Louik & Perry, P.C.
Pictured in photo (left to right): Cheryl Belsterling, Vice President – Senior Commercial Relationship Manager, Allegheny Valley Bank; Jon R. Perry, Partner – Rosen Louik & Perry, P.C.; Daniel Koller, Senior Vice President - Director of Investments, Allegheny Valley Bank; Renee Zigmond, Financial Center Manager – Pittsburgh Office, Allegheny Valley Bank
“After retiring from the police force, I started this pierogie shop and soon wanted to move to a larger space, but the bank I’d been with took forever to make a decision. It should have been easy, but it took more than six months. I approached Allegheny Valley Bank, and the wheels started turning in less than a week. They treated me with respect as a small business owner. I’ve used them ever since, because they’re big enough to make the loan and small enough to still provide that personal service.”
- Carl Funtal, Owner, Cop-Out Pierogies
Pictured in photo (left to right): Jason W. Ross, Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer & Treasurer, Allegheny Valley Bank; Carl Funtal, Owner, Cop Out Pierogies; F. Thomas Gongloff, Vice President – Business Banking Manager, Allegheny Valley Bank
Miller Electric Construction & North Side Development
Bill - “Some twenty-five years ago while expanding operations at Miller Electric we found resistance with our former lending institution. The knowledgeable and friendly staff at Allegheny Valley Bank listened, understood and helped us achieve our goals. Going beyond basic banking and lending, they continually offer advice and educational programs to help guide us with critical family business decisions. Our long term relationship with AVB makes it easy to see why ‘I love that bank."
Rich - “My brother Bill is right. They are a much more flexible lender, able to build a custom portfolio to suit their client’s need. They seem to truly care about our success at North Side Development, and there is always an actual local person I can talk to when needed.”
- William R. Miller, President, Miller Electric Construction
- Richard R. Miller, Jr., President, North Side Development
Pictured in photo (left to right): Andrew W. Hasley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Allegheny Valley Bank; Theresa M. Morrissey, Assistant Vice President – Commercial Portfolio Manager, Allegheny Valley Bank; William R. Miller, President, Miller Electric Construction; Jeffrey A. Martin, Senior Vice President – Chief Lending Officer, Allegheny Valley Bank; Richard R. Miller, Jr., President, North Side Development
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
“The word ‘community’ is in our name for a reason – we rely on the goodness of individuals and businesses to donate food and support our fund drives. The leadership and team members from Allegheny Valley Bank have long been some of our most valuable supporters, volunteering at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Blues Festival and hosting food drives the past two years. When they say AVB is a true community bank, you can believe it. We certainly appreciate their involvement, as does the PA Association of Community Bankers, which recognized AVB in 2015 for its work supporting the Food Bank.”
- Lisa Scales, President & CEO, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Pictured in photo (left to right): Lisa Scales, President & CEO, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank; Christian M. Chelli, Senior Vice President – Chief Credit Officer, Allegheny Valley Bank; Charlese McKinney, Network Development Director, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank; Stacy N. Krempasky, Vice President – Director of Finance and Assistant Treasurer, Allegheny Valley Bank; Justin Lee, Chief Operating Officer, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank; Marsha M. Posset, Assistant Vice President – Director of Marketing, Allegheny Valley Bank
A1 Realty Inc.
“It’s wonderful what’s happening in Lawrenceville. Allegheny Valley Bank has been very helpful with loans and construction mortgages, as my firm buys, upgrades, and rents out properties here for commercial and residential purposes.
I’ve known Andy Hasley for a long time, and I feel the Bank is a good local citizen, doing what’s right for this community. Lawrenceville is the new frontier of Pittsburgh, and I’m a resident, too. The atmosphere in Lawrenceville is vibrant – more bohemian, artsy, with better-educated clientele coming in, and the available stock of real estate is of a high quality.
It all translates into a higher standard of living and a stronger community. Allegheny Valley Bank is helping to support this.”
- Lee Gross, A1 Realty Inc., Lawrenceville
Pictured in photo (left to right): Jason W. Ross, Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer, Allegheny Valley Bank; Lee Gross, President, A1 Realty, Inc.; Theresa Morrissey, Assistant Vice President – Commercial Portfolio Manager, Allegheny Valley Bank; F. Thomas Gongloff, Vice President – Business Banking Manager, Allegheny Valley Bank
Provident Agency, Inc.
“We view Allegheny Valley Bank as valued partners in helping our company take advantage of opportunities to grow. Our company’s 100-plus year tradition has always been centered on personal client service and relationships. Likewise, we gratefully appreciate the depth of service and personalized attention we receive from everyone at AVB.
We recently had outgrown our previous facilities, and AVB was able to put together a creative credit and loan package enabling us to expand. This probably would not have been easily secured without our strong working partnership with them, because we can tell our story face-to-face and know that we will get the best and most advantageous terms as a result.
That's why we're continuing to grow our relationship with Andy and his team at AVB.”
- Daren D’Ippolito, President – Provident Agency, Inc., O’Hara Township
Pictured in photo (left to right): Ulrich Mauser, Executive Vice President, Provident Agency, Inc.; Jeffrey A. Martin, Senior Vice President – Chief Lending Officer, Allegheny Valley Bank; Daren D’Ippolito, President, Provident Agency, Inc.; Dave Gibson, Executive Vice President, Provident Agency, Inc.; (front): Barry Balliet, CEO, Provident Agency, Inc.