History

Proud of our past...Confident of our future

THE JOURDANTON STATE BANK was established in February, 1942 with $25,000 in capital, $370,000 in assets and 250 shares of stock to satisfy the need of a home owned independent bank dedicated to serving the local community.

Commitment to standards of integrity, capital strength, technological advancement and most importantly customer satisfaction has enabled the bank to enjoy prosperity and progress for over 72 years. Located in a small rural community, this steady growth has required the bank to upgrade and double in size three times. In May, 1979 the current JOURDANTON STATE BANK building of 11,763 sq. ft. was completed with accommodations for future growth and expansion. The present site has seen the addition of three new offices, two more drive-in lanes and an ATM.

The opportunity to expand into a market beyond the confines of its rural environment was realized with the acquisition of the First American Bank in San Antonio. On June 9, 1989 JOURDANTON STATE BANK's First American Branch was formed with assets of $14,000,000. A three story glass office building was purchased on November 23, 1989. Thirty-five days later the First American Branch moved into 4,500 sq. ft. of ground floor space and the new JSB building opened its doors for business on January 2, 1990. Situated high on a hill overlooking San Antonio to the south and the Texas hill country to the north, the JSB Building with 32,000 sq. ft. of prime quality office space has been continuously 100% occupied.

The JOURDANTON STATE BANK opened its second branch November, 1997 next to San Antonio's Quarry Market Mall. The Lincoln Heights Branch occupies half of the 6,000 sq. ft. building and offers 3,000 sq. ft. of rental space. The building and the bank interior feature an inviting Texas hill country decor.

JOURDANTON STATE BANK's third branch opened May 3, 1999 in Pearsall, Texas. The 4,400 sq. ft. building is conveniently located near IH 35. The interior is decorated in a casual western design. It also provides a unique 'cowboy' drive through lane to accommodate trucks and trailers.

Over the years, The JOURDANTON STATE BANK has been rated in the top ten percent of all banks in Texas as well as the nation. It consistently receives a Five Star rating from Bauer Financial Reports and Veribanc's Blue Ribbon award and is listed in Sheshunoff's Book of Best Banks. It has been designated a 'Fortress Bank of Texas' by Texas Independent Banker's magazine.

Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Jerome W. Schuchart says, "Although our history is rich in accomplishments and awards, we will never rest on our laurels. We look forward to meeting the challenges and opportunities of the future with the same conservative philosophy, optimism and enthusiasm that has served us so well in the past. With over 72 years of experience we are poised for continued growth as a proven and successful leader in banking. I invite you to visit any of our offices...you will be greeted warmly and treated as the valued and special person you are."

Jourdanton State Bank 1942 Jourdanton State Bank 1942
Jourdanton State Bank 1979 Jourdanton State Bank 1979
First American Branch 1989 First American Branch 1989
Lincolnton Heights Branch 1997 Lincoln Heights Branch 1997
Pearsall Branch 1999 Pearsall Branch 1999