Anahuac National Bank | Barbers Hill Bank | East Chambers County Bank | Hardin Bank
“A Family of Community Banks Serving Southeast Texas.”
In 1976, a handful of local farmers, ranchers and businessmen chartered & organized the only national bank in Chambers County. Today, over 40 years later, Anahuac National Bank is still the only national bank in Chambers County, but more remarkable is that it is also the only locally owned & independently operated bank in Chambers County.
Ken Moore, President & CEO stated that “in the wake of deregulation, costly compliance constraints and fierce competition, many of the once local owned community banks have sold out and consolidated with larger regional financial institutions. We are truly “the last of the Mohicans”!
When Anahuac National opened its doors in 1976 with $1.5 million in Total Equity Capital, the bank had one location, three officers and a board of directors that was comprised of Sherwood Blair, Arthur T Jackson, B.M. Jenkins Sr., Elton Kirkham, Ralph Leggett, Leo Moon, and Floyd Williams.
Today, nearly half a century later, $24 million in capital, $285 million in total assets, 5 locations, 15 officers and over 36 employees. President Moore stated that “we have been very fortunate with our growth strategies that focused on serving customers and seemed to always be at the right place at the right time.”
We have banking centers located in all the major communities of Chambers County: Anahuac, Mont Belvieu, and in Winnie. Each location operates as an independent bank of their respective community, staffed by personnel who reside within their specific locales, helping to provide better service and the assurance that there is a connection between our customers and our banks. In early 2018, Hardin Bank was opened in the community of Hardin, Liberty County as well as Barbers Hill Bank – HEB, our 2nd location in Mont Belvieu.
Our customer base ranges from teenagers to folks who are well into their nineties, so it is critical that we provide a wide range of services to meet all their banking needs. Some customers want more tangible services, including physically talking to someone, shaking someone’s hands, providing paper statements or just a good cup of coffee. Others like more automated, hi-tech services such as e-statements, mobile & online banking products.” No matter what bank location or what age of the customer, ANB has always focused on the main goal of providing financial solutions, dedication and commitment to the communities that it serves in Chambers and Liberty Counties.
This simple philosophy has sustained Anahuac National Bank over the past 40 plus years and will continue to help the banks of our organization to thrive and grow over the next 40 years. It is our privilege to be of service.
The experience and continuity of the Board of Directors and Management team is the foundation of our bank. Anahuac National Bank believes that banking is a people business and professional service and personal care is the true mission of our banks. The Board of Directors and the executive management team have served on average, for over 20 years. It is this long standing commitment by our people that separates our banks from most others.