Featured Business Customer Stories
514 West Pinon | Farmington, NM 87401
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.”
5170 College Blvd. #101
Farmington, NM 87402
We’ve got great taste!
Blue Moon Diner and Porter's Smokehouse
committed to enhancing our community.
And they know us by name. 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.”
1819 E. 20th St. Suite B | Farmington, NM 2210 E. 20th St. | Farmington, NM
"Our 'can do' bank...can do for you too!"
Ancient Cedars RV Park
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.
Brent believes personalized service is what sets FCCB apart, such as being greeted by name.
“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.
34979 HWY 160 | Mancos, CO 81328
The bank for us…could be the bank for you.”
Armadillo Storage Co.
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).
“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.”
1555 CO 3, Suite A
Durango, CO 81301