Our History

Building beneficial relationships for 50 years.

Established in the 1960s as Hauge Credit Services, our company has experienced first hand the evolution of the debt collection industry from processes and practices to regulation and oversight. As the industry changed, we have adapted to accommodate the changes, expanding the services we offer, adjusting our processes, updating our systems and reshaping our philosophy.

1960

Founder Arlen “Arnie” Hauge purchased the Credit Bureau of Sturgis and opened Hauge Credit Service and later merged with Credit Bureau of Deadwood

1970s

Credit Control Company opened in Rapid City (SD)

1970s

Branch office Black Hills Credit Service opened in Spearfish (SD)

1980s

CCC incorporated as Hauge Associates, Inc.partly due to changes in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) that discouraged the use of the term “credit” in the corporate names of collection agencies

1990s

Service offerings expanded by purchasing Check-Mate from South Dakota Retailers Association and with the formation of Promax Financial, LLC – later named Med-Plan Services, Ltd. to provide outsourced services

1990s

1990 Hauge Associates extended our service territory to include Minnesota and western South Dakota.

2000s

Hauge Associates, Inc. continued our market expansion to include Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois

2000s

Arnie Hauge named ACA International’s 2004 “Agency Member of the Year,” retiring in 2008

2010s

The Hauge Group was formed

2010s

Hauge Associates, Inc has positioned ourselves as one of the leading regional ARM company

2010s

Under new leadership, The Hauge Group was developed to better market our multi service platforms