About Jeff Davis Bank
Since 1947, Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Company has been serving Southwest Louisiana. Through the years we have seen the communities that we serve grow, and we are honored to have the support of our many loyal customers.
We are very knowledgeable about our customers at Jeff Davis Bank. With that in mind, we want our customers to be as familiar with our organization as we are with them. This section of our website provides our customers with all the information they could need to get to know us better.
Giving back to the community is essential, and at Jeff Davis Bank we proudly support local nonprofits. If you would like us to consider your nonprofit for donations please read our guidelines and donation form.
At Jeff Davis Bank, we put our customers first. We strive for excellence by developing and maintaining strong, long-lasting personal relationships with our customers. With our customers in mind, we have designed and provided quality accounts and services to them and their businesses, as well as local government agencies. We staff our facilities with professional, knowledgeable, and caring employees dedicated to outstanding service. You're the reason we're here, and with your help, we plan to be the premiere community bank of Southwest Louisiana.
Jeff Davis Bank through the Years
1946 - Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Co. was organized. Charter secured from the Office of Financial Institutions on November 8th.
1947 - Frank Gallaugher was hired as Chief Executive Officer on January 1st. Jeff Davis Bank opened for business on March 12th.
1958 - Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Co. moved to a new facility with a drive-in feature, which was the first in Jefferson Davis Parish.
1967 - The first Lake Arthur branch was opened for business on July 10th.
1974 - Additional Jennings branches were opened on Roberts Avenue and West Division Street.
1986 - The Iowa branch was opened on the corner of Kinney Street and Highway 90.
1987 - A larger Lake Arthur facility was opened on the corner of 4th Street and Arthur Avenue in May.
1990 - The stockholders approved the acquisition of Jeff Davis Bank by Jeff Davis Bancshares, Inc. on September 25th. Jeff Davis Bancshares, Inc. became effective on November 1st.
1992 - The downtown Welsh branch on South Adams Street was opened. Jeff Davis Bank implemented technological improvements throughout our operations enhancing the quality of customer service.
1995 - Construction of the Kinder branch was completed in April. Jeff Davis Bank opened offices in the Greater Lake Charles area on August 4th.
1997 - The Sulphur branch was opened.
1999 - The corporate office on Elton Road in Jennings was opened. The Lake Charles branch on Nelson Road was opened in October.
2003 - The Hwy 14 office opened on Hwy14/Gerstner Memorial Drive. This is the seventh office opened in Calcasieu Parish.
2005 - Carlyss opened in a temporary location while the permanent location was built next door.
2006 - The permanent office in Carlyss opened.
2008 - The Sulphur and Kinder offices were remodeled and expanded.
2009 - Remodeling of the Jennings office was completed in December.
2010 - Loan Services began expansion. When finished the square footage will have more than doubled. Also, plans to remodel the Kirby office have begun.
2011 - Both Loan Services and Kirby offices finished their remodeling projects. The Moss Bluff office was also renovated in late 2011.
2012 - Ground was broken on the Big Lake and Morganfield branches in November. The acquisition of Guaranty Bank was finalized in December.