Established in 1934, FNBD is a pillar of stability in the communities we serve. Our roots run deep, anchored in the strong foundation laid over 80 years ago, and we’re recognized as holding the largest market share of any bank in Beauregard Parish. Providing outstanding customer service and encouraging community involvement are part of the long-standing traditions of FNBD.

Beauregard Parish has a diverse and flourishing economy that we service through four locations. From our historic and marbled office in downtown Deridder to our modern expanded Park Terrace location, FNBD has a sizable hometown presence. In 2011, we made the jump into the growing and vibrant Calcasieu market with the opening of our Mortgage Loan Office in Lake Charles. FNBD further expanded its Calcasieu Parish footprint in 2013 with a Moss Bluff location on Highway 171, followed by a full-service, modern branch in Lake Charles, which opened on Nelson Road in 2014 and became the new home for our mortgage specialists. This expansion provided us the tremendous opportunity to bring our hometown-banking philosophy to Calcasieu. Our future in SWLA has never been brighter as we continue to grow our original base in Beauregard and our presence in Calcasieu Parish.

Our primary goal at FNBD is to identify the banking and lending solutions that will best assist our customers in achieving their financial goals. To accomplish this objective for our clients, we have to employ the best and brightest employees and give them the training, products, and resources they need to be successful at what they do. FNBD seeks out individuals who are customer-service oriented and self-starters. We have implemented extensive training on consumer and commercial lending along with relationship management programs to cultivate a staff of professional bankers. In addition, the bank has made substantial investments in cutting-edge technology that few community banks can match, pairing well with our extensive array of competitive products and services.

FNBD believes that if we have dedicated professional bankers committed to providing the best customer service, in combination with solid products, we can attract and meet the needs of the best clients. Our job is to partner with customers to give them sound banking advice and provide the right combination of top-level products and services to meet their needs.

When we do our part to serve as a financial resource for our clients, they will succeed and prosper. This, in turn, benefits and grows the local economy, supporting the families and businesses that make up our communities. By employing the best talent, who provide the best-in-class service and attract new opportunities and clients, FNBD will accomplish its ultimate goal and truly be the best bank in SWLA!

I invite those who are looking for this type of banking experience and expertise, as well as those who want to be part of making this vision a reality, to join us on our journey at FNBD.

 

John R. Nichols
CEO/President and
Chairman of the Board