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Commercial Financing Tailored to the Ankeny and Des Moines Metro Areas

It's Time to Experience Personalized Service that Puts You First

Our success as a community bank directly depends on the success of local businesses. At First National Bank, our commercial lenders work hard to build long-lasting, trusted relationships with their customers. They take the time to understand your company's unique financial needs so they can recommend the best loan product or business service to help you succeed. 

Local Lending Decisions

When you’re applying for a commercial loan, you want answers right away so you can move forward in funding your next project. At First National Bank, our local decision-making process allows for timely answers and quick turnarounds on your loan requests.

Flexible Financing Options

Our commercial lenders work with many different types of businesses (large to small) --- sole proprietors, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, commercial real estate developers, home builders, investors, manufacturers, wholesalers, and more. 

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Whether you want to build a new facility or improve an existing one, whatever your business needs, we can work with you to create a loan solution that brings the vision for your business to life.  

  • Commercial Construction Loans
  • Homebuilder Financing
  • Commercial Real Estate Term Loans
  • Revolving Lines of Credit
  • Commercial Equipment and Vehicle Financing

Complete Financial Services

First National Bank offers a complete line of business banking services and products to help you manage the day-to-day financial needs of your business. 

Commercial Lending Experts

Our commercial lending teams in Ankeny and West Des Moines are focused on understanding your financial needs and providing financial solutions tailored to those needs. 

At First National Bank, our lending experts are responsive, easy to work, and have faster turn-around times because of our local loan decision-making process. Meet our lenders below. 

We're ready to help! Let us fund your next project. 

To schedule an appointment to discuss your business' financial needs, call or email one of the commercial lenders below. Please provide your business name, the best way for us to reach you, and a few details about you business' lending needs. 


Tom Friedman

Tom Friedman

Market President, Ankeny

Ankeny Office

515-777-7172

Contact Tom 


Rod West

Rod A. West

Senior Vice President, Commercial Lender

Ankeny Office

515-777-7173

Contact Rod

Dean Whitaker

Dean M. Whitaker

Market President, West Des Moines

West Glen, West Des Moines Office

515-273-8903

Contact Dean


Dave Melling

Dave J. Melling

Vice President, Commercial Lender

West Glen, West Des Moines Office

515-273-8911

Contact Dave

Jarret Mulholland

Jarret Mulholland

Vice President, Commercial Lender

West Glen, West Des Moines Office

515-273-8902

Contact Jarret


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