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.
Founder Arlen “Arnie” Hauge purchased the Credit Bureau of Sturgis and opened Hauge Credit Service and later merged with Credit Bureau of Deadwood
Credit Control Company opened in Rapid City (SD)
Branch office Black Hills Credit Service opened in Spearfish (SD)
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
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
1990 Hauge Associates extended our service territory to include Minnesota and western South Dakota.
Hauge Associates, Inc. continued our market expansion to include Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois
Arnie Hauge named ACA International’s 2004 “Agency Member of the Year,” retiring in 2008
The Hauge Group was formed
Hauge Associates, Inc has positioned ourselves as one of the leading regional ARM company
Under new leadership, The Hauge Group was developed to better market our multi service platforms
2020 brought new ownership and continued growth of The Hauge Group entities Hauge Associates and Med-Plan Services.