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Hole in the Wall BBQ finds comfort in community bank

Together, Hole in the Wall BBQ and Oregon Pacific Bank bring a lot to the plate.

With its savory ribs, smoked brisket and pulled pork, Hole in the Wall BBQ has been a favorite of customers in Eugene and Springfield since they first opened nearly 30 years ago.

It’s homestyle, hearty side dishes are popular, too, including the coleslaw that Richard Becker makes in strict accordance with his mother’s recipe – “I wouldn’t dare change it,” he says.

Customers keep coming back because they know what to expect, Richard says. “I guess the best thing we’re known for is comfort food,” he says. “You just feel good about it.”

That comfort level extends to how Richard does business, as well. Fostering relationships with people he trusts is vital to his operation, which is why he’s glad to have found Oregon Pacific Bank.

Richard has been self-employed since he was 18 years old, following in the footsteps of his father. Having a banker around the business when he was growing up was just how things were done. “It seemed like they were always part of the family,” he recalls.

That thought came back to him one day while Richard was talking with his accountant. “You know what?” he said. “I miss having a good banker that you can bounce things off of.”

His accountant referred him to Dave Williams at Oregon Pacific Bank, and the two hit it off immediately.

“I’d say five minutes into the conversation, I knew this was the kind of guy that I wanted to do business with,” Richard says. “I’m telling you: it’s just so refreshing to have a banker ask, ‘What can we do for you to help you?'”

Dave, a Commercial Relationship Manager at our Eugene branch, says OPB emphasizes having more than just transactional relationships with clients.

“It is a true relationship,” he says. “Every business is going to have their struggles, and they need to know that their banker is going to be there with them.”

Richard says he’s seen a lot of restaurants come and go, and it takes a lot of planning to look out for the interests of his customers and employees. Dave is easy to reach and always ready to discuss any ideas or concerns he might have, he says.

As a result, Hole in the Wall BBQ uses a full slate of OPB services that help the business run smoothly and keep hungry customers coming back for more.

“It’s a great community bank,” Richard says. “You’re dealing with a friend. It feels like a family member … It’s been the best move that we’ve ever made.”

Together, Hole in the Wall BBQ and Oregon Pacific Bank bring a lot to the plate.

With its savory ribs, smoked brisket and pulled pork, Hole in the Wall BBQ has been a favorite of customers in Eugene and Springfield since they first opened nearly 30 years ago.

It’s homestyle, hearty side dishes are popular, too, including the coleslaw that Richard Becker makes in strict accordance with his mother’s recipe – “I wouldn’t dare change it,” he says.

Customers keep coming back because they know what to expect, Richard says. “I guess the best thing we’re known for is comfort food,” he says. “You just feel good about it.”

That comfort level extends to how Richard does business, as well. Fostering relationships with people he trusts is vital to his operation, which is why he’s glad to have found Oregon Pacific Bank.

Richard has been self-employed since he was 18 years old, following in the footsteps of his father. Having a banker around the business when he was growing up was just how things were done. “It seemed like they were always part of the family,” he recalls.

That thought came back to him one day while Richard was talking with his accountant. “You know what?” he said. “I miss having a good banker that you can bounce things off of.”

His accountant referred him to Dave Williams at Oregon Pacific Bank, and the two hit it off immediately.

“I’d say five minutes into the conversation, I knew this was the kind of guy that I wanted to do business with,” Richard says. “I’m telling you: it’s just so refreshing to have a banker ask, ‘What can we do for you to help you?'”

Dave, a Commercial Relationship Manager at our Eugene branch, says OPB emphasizes having more than just transactional relationships with clients.

“It is a true relationship,” he says. “Every business is going to have their struggles, and they need to know that their banker is going to be there with them.”

Richard says he’s seen a lot of restaurants come and go, and it takes a lot of planning to look out for the interests of his customers and employees. Dave is easy to reach and always ready to discuss any ideas or concerns he might have, he says.

As a result, Hole in the Wall BBQ uses a full slate of OPB services that help the business run smoothly and keep hungry customers coming back for more.

“It’s a great community bank,” Richard says. “You’re dealing with a friend. It feels like a family member … It’s been the best move that we’ve ever made.”

Banker Spotlight
Dave Williams

Dave Williams

VP, Commercial Relationship Manager
Eugene Branch
541-636-4804

“I think we do things the right way and are fast to respond. We’re proud to be a part of the community.”

There are a lot of things Dave Williams likes about living in Eugene. It’s not too small and not too big. He loves being able to drive to the coast or the mountains. And he enjoys living in a college town, where he can cheer on the Oregon Ducks.

Living in Eugene most of his life, Dave has come to know the city well. He began his banking career in Medford in 1993 and spent some time in Bend before he and his wife, with twins on the way, decided to return to Eugene to be closer to family. He went into banking by following in the footsteps of his father, who was a longtime Eugene banker.

A few years ago, when the bank that Dave was working at was acquired by a larger company, he decided he wanted to join Oregon Pacific Bank. OPB’s reputation as a true “community bank” is what drew his interest. He wasn’t alone. In all, he and eight co-workers left to join OPB. Dave is now a Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager in Eugene.

“I like the small-bank feel,” he says. “It’s a team atmosphere here. Everybody is trying to help each other out and help our clients first.”

At various times in his career, Dave has participated in community service projects and has been involved in the Rotary Club of Eugene and the Eugene Chapter of Kiwanis International. In his free time, he enjoys hitting the golf course and attending Duck games.

Dave says one of the best parts of his job is getting to know people in the community and being part of a team that helps customers with business banking solutions.

“I think we’ve got some real knowledgeable bankers here who understand their business and business in general,” he says. “I think we do things the right way and are fast to respond. We’re proud to be a part of the community.”

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