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About JD Bank

About jd bank

Since 1947, JD Bank 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 JD 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.

Our community

Giving back to the community is essential, and at JD Bank we proudly support local non-profit organizations. If you would like us to consider your non-profit for donations please read our guidelines and donation form.

Corporate Contribution Guidelines (.pdf)

Corporate Donation Request Form (.pdf)

mission statement

At JD 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 premier community bank of Southwest Louisiana.

1946
Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Co. was organized. Charter secured from the Office of Financial Institutions on November 8th.
1946
1947
Frank Gallaugher was hired as Chief Executive Officer on January 1st. Jeff Davis Bank opened for business on March 12th.
1947
1958
The bank moved to a new facility with a drive-in feature, which was the first in Jefferson Davis Parish.
1958
1967
The first Lake Arthur branch was opened for business on July 10th.
1967
1974
Additional Jennings branches were opened on Roberts Avenue and West Division Street.
1974
1986
The Iowa branch was opened on the corner of Kinney Street and Highway 90.
1986
1987
A larger Lake Arthur facility was opened on the corner of 4th Street and Arthur Avenue in May.
1987
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.
1990
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.
1992
1995
Construction of the Kinder branch was completed in April. Jeff Davis Bank opened offices in the Greater Lake Charles area on August 4th.
1995
1997
The Sulphur branch was opened.
1997
1999
The corporate office on Elton Road in Jennings was opened. The Lake Charles branch on Nelson Road was opened in October.
1999
2003
The Hwy 14 office opened in Lake Charles. This is the seventh office opened in Calcasieu Parish.
2003
2005
Carlyss opened in a temporary location while the permanent location was built next door.
2005
2006
The permanent office in Carlyss opened.
2006
2008
The Sulphur and Kinder offices were remodeled and expanded.
2008
2009
Remodeling of the Jennings office was completed in December.
2009
2011
Both Loan Services and Kirby offices finished their remodeling projects. The Moss Bluff office was also renovated in late 2011.
2011
2012
Ground was broken on the Big Lake and Morganfield branches in November. The acquisition of Guaranty Bank (Mamou, La) was finalized in December. Branches were opened in Eunice, Mamou, Vidrine and Ville Platte.
2012
2013
In June, Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Company officially changed its name to JD Bank. In July, the Morganfield and Big Lake offices opened for business.
2013
2014
In June, a loan production office was opened in Lafayette, with plans to open full service branches in Opelousas, Lafayette and New Iberia. The Westlake branch was also opened in June.
2014
2015
In January, a loan production office was opened in Opelousas. In February, full service offices were opened in Lafayette and New Iberia. JD Bank now has 24 offices throughout SWLA and Acadiana.
2015