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We’ve got great taste!

Blue Moon Diner and Porter's Smokehouse

A cut above

Mike and Christi Ulrich, owners of Blue Moon Diner (since 1996) and Porters Smokehouse (since 2016), enjoy serving pancakes at one restaurant and T-bone steaks at the other. Although both are Farmington favorites, Blue Moon might cater to a raucous baseball team, while Porters appeals to patrons looking for a quieter steakhouse meal. Christi, who oversees the menus and recipes says they’re proud of their house-made, fresh food. “Blue Moon’s handmade ice cream and Porter’s 65-item salad bar have no competitors,” she said. Mike—the muscle behind thousands of gallons of ice cream—agrees. “We are incredibly proud of our 60 local and long-term staff who are equally committed to quality.” The spices used in their award-winning house red chili sauce are freshly ground, and their meats are slowly roasted or smoked.

A side of service  

“We’re very busy so it is important that our bank is quick, responsive, and accurate,” said Christi. “We’re also community-oriented, and believe it is important to use a local bank that is too. We feel like FCCB is committed to enhancing our community.” The Ulrich’s use the bank’s personal and business banking products, as well as commercial lending for Porters.    

“We appreciate their willingness to lend to small businesses,” said Mike. “The home-town friendliness and free business banking set FCCB apart from other banks. And they know us by name. As small business owners themselves, the Ulrich’s say they appreciate FCCB’s support. “We feel like we have a partnership with FCCB, and are taken care of. We trust them to look out for us, so we can focus on our customers.”

Blue Moon Diner logo                         Porters Smokehouse logo

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We’ve Got Drive

America’s Auto Care

Cody Dennison got into automotive repair at a young age, working at (and eventually owning and operating) a Quick Lube in Cortez. “I eventually purchased the property from Western Refining in 2006, removed the gas station portion, and built service bays to accommodate automotive repairs and tires,” said Cody. (As luck would have it, it was previously owned by FCCB Board Chairman, Frank Macaluso.) Cody rebranded it as America’s Auto Care, and added the Durango location early 2019.

“I like being able to remove the stress of unforeseen car problems,” said Cody. “We provide a top-notch customer experience, quick service, and quality work.” Cody says America’s Auto Care is different from others in that they “go above and beyond to earn customers’ business and make their auto service experience as stress-free as possible,” he said. “It’s our job to turn a negative experience around. And we stand behind our work with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty.”

Fueling Passion

“Everyone at FCCB has been phenomenal,” said Cody. “There are a lot of options as far as banks and loans go, but FCCB is just about the last local option. I still get the local feel because everyone I work with is from the area.” He also finds the bank’s locations convenient and conducive to expansion. “It works really well to have an accessible place to make deposits where the stores are also located.”

Outside of operating his two locations, Cody enjoys spending time with his family and in the outdoors. He also loves to brainstorm ways to improve business and expand locations (which he plans to do in near future).

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244 East Main Street | Cortez, CO | 970.565.3672

474 East College Drive | Durango, CO | 970.247.9860


Groomed for success!

The Cave Men’s Grooming

A haircut is just the beginning  

Originally from Abilene, Texas, Martin and Brandy Caddell said they found three banks online upon moving to Farmington. Four Corners Community Bank was the first one they visited, and met Commercial Loan Officer, Joshua Bollacker that day. “I told Joshua what our vision was and within ten minutes he said, ‘We’re in!’” The Caddells decided not to visit the other two banks after the warm welcome they’d received from FCCB. “It immediately felt like home.”

Since July 9, 2018, the duo has welcomed gentlemen for a full line of barber services from as far as Phoenix, Pueblo, and Logan. Why Farmington? “There is more facial hair here per capita than just about anyplace else,” said Martin. “We wanted a small-town feel for our family, and one that was large enough to sustain our business.”

The Cave’s atmosphere is unlike any other barber shop in the region. They also feature several specialized amenities: oil-infused hot towels, honey bourbon-scented soap and beard oils, manicures and pedicures, a non-alcoholic bar with specialty sodas, membership options, and a Honey Hole Brotique. “We want people to have a great experience, not just get a haircut,” said Martin.

“We believe in your idea, but more importantly, we believe in you.”

Martin says the friendly and receptive attention he received at FCCB made all the difference. Brandy says they were welcomed immediately. “To walk into a bank, and meet someone who supports your vision is huge. Joshua believed in us from the very beginning,” said Martin. Joshua connected the Caddell’s to local resources within weeks of coming to town. “It opened one door after another, but none of them would’ve opened had it not been for Joshua sitting down and listening to us.”

“To be told, ‘We believe in your idea, but more importantly, we believe in you,’ that’s what the world needs!” said Martin. “And he gave sound advice.” In return, Martin says they’re very loyal FCCB customers. “They’ve always got our back,” said Brandy. “We’re extremely happy. We feel it’s more than just business.”

The Cave Men's Grooming article

5170 College Blvd. #101

Farmington, NM 87402



Polished and personal

On the Spot Cleaning

Thoughtfully orchestrated 

Since 2008, Sheldon Pickering expanded On the Spot Cleaning from carpet cleaning to routine business janitorial and residential cleaning, floor resurfacing, and construction cleanup. He and his original crew—including Rosa Rosas and Leticia Mendez—worked tirelessly for the first year.

“From the very beginning, our business plan was to provide consistent, exceptional service without making a big deal about it,” said Sheldon. “Like when you go to a nice restaurant, and the service just happens. You don’t even realize it, but when it’s over, you’re left with a great impression and experience.” Sheldon says On the Spot staff are highly valued and respected; the team gathers for quarterly celebrations that always include food, games, and a guest speaker for either a product-specific or personal topic like managing finances. “Our people are what make the difference,” he said.

Sheldon is also passionate about jazz—the piano, specifically. His work is featured on his new, all-original album, Along For The RideClick to view a video featuring a song from the album

Supporting the show  

Before FCCB fulfilled Sheldon’s building loan and business banking needs, he became a customer in 2003 for his personal banking needs. “We’ve been treated like family from the very beginning,” he said. “Everyone is welcoming, friendly, and kind.” Since starting his business, Sheldon says FCCB has been easy to do business with. “It’s nice to feel like you’re dealing with friends and have someone you trust.”

Sheldon recalls other banks often feel sterile, where you’re treated as a number, told to wait in line, and only valued if there’s a reason. “We never feel that way at FCCB,” he said. “I’m greeted by my name right when I walk in, even by folks who are training.” He also appreciates the friendly communication from his bankers. “If there’s an issue, I get a personal phone call, not a letter with a big red X. I feel like someone is looking out for me.”

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514 West Pinon | Farmington, NM 87401



"Our 'can do' bank...can do for you too!" 

Ancient Cedars RV Park

A vacation destination

Brent and Marilyn Leslie are new owner-operators of Ancient Cedars RV Park in Mancos. The destination park—located directly across the highway from Mesa Verde National Park entrance—accommodates any-sized RV (has plenty of 50-amp sites), cabin dwellers, and tent campers too. There is something for everyone, such as a pool and hot tub, dog park, mini golf, stargazing (with a telescope!), great views, Wi-Fi, close proximity to area attractions, and large group gathering places. The name doesn’t disappoint either; there are hundreds of centuries-old cedar trees on site.  

The park will reopen to vacationers March 15, 2019; reservations are being accepted now (online booking available). “We really enjoy sharing our park with our guests as they enjoy their vacation,” said park owner, Marilyn Leslie. Friendly staff, a newly-remodeled bath house, and commercial hot tub await 2019 travelers.  

A “can-do” bank

Aside from financing for the RV park, the Leslies use several other FCCB services such as business and personal banking, wires, foreign currency exchange, and notary. They praise FCCB for its community involvement, ease of doing business, simplified processes, reasonable reporting policies, respect in the business community, and banker communication and availability.

“Four Corners Community Bank has gone the extra mile on just about everything, and they worked with us on our loan structure with an understanding of our other business,” said Brent, who also owns High Country Storage. Marilyn agrees, and says FCCB is a “can-do bank,” whereas other banks cited limitations for small businesses. “Four Corners was a very noticeable difference,” she said. “Everyone is very positive, and we liked that other local business people are committed to the market too.” Brent believes personalized service is what sets FCCB apart, such as being greeted by name. “Everyone knows us, and we like the casual feel.” 

“We’ve worked with private bankers in the past, but we had to meet certain qualifications,” said Marilyn. “At FCCB, we automatically got that level of service.” Brent recalls seeing it among his observations of other customer interactions too. “They treat everyone that way,” he said.   

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34979 HWY 160 | Mancos, CO 81328



The bank for us…could be the bank for you.”

Armadillo Storage Co.

Armor-plated security 

Armadillo Storage—the largest of its kind in La Plata County—opened in 2006, now with 105,000 square feet of heated and unheated storage units. Manager, Jason Fisher says they cater to business owners, contractors, new residents, and students who typically store electronics, paint and other temperature-sensitive supplies, leather and antique furniture, artwork, instruments, and various other goods and inventory. He believes the quality and location of the facility are incomparable to any other in the area. “We have both,” said Owner, Gene Fisher.

The family-owned, highly maintained, and fully-paved location features amenities that are less common among similar facilities, such as gated and secure access, an on-site manager, restrooms, and solar power. The father-son team say they’re also heavily engaged in community activities, such as participating in area baseball and Men Who Grill (benefitting the Women’s Resource Center of Durango, which they co-sponsored with FCCB in 2017).

Iron-clad support  

“It’s helpful to have bankers who understand what local business people need,” said Gene, who appreciates that FCCB’s bankers are business minded. As of 2016, FCCB has served Armadillo Storage with its business banking functions, and provided financing for its recent expansion project, a climate-controlled building.  

“I chose Four Corners Community Bank because it is locally owned,” said Gene. “Greg Anesi [vice chairman of the board] told me the reason they started the bank was because they knew how important it was to have someone who understood local business owners and their influence.” Gene feels that banks owned by outside institutions lack an understanding of Durango. “That just takes money out of the community.” Gene believes FCCB embodies the concept of local banking, with its personal service and genuine understanding of each person’s needs.

“Modern banking has removed the human element, and that takes relationships and other factors out of consideration,” said Gene. “I feel very comfortable banking with FCCB because I know the people, and if there’s an issue and I need to address something, we can do that.” Jason agrees, citing the benefits of knowing he has access to the people he is familiar with at FCCB’s Durango location. “I know them, and they know me, and they’re always available, even if it’s a few minutes before or after hours.”  

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1555 CO 3, Suite A

Durango, CO 81301