Our History

As one of the oldest community banks in New Mexico, we have proudly served our customers since 1903. We were chartered in Artesia, where our corporate headquarters remains today.

1903 ... November 24, we opened our doors to our first customers.

1963 ... we began offering Trust Services.

1996 ... our expansion started with a location in Hobbs, our second banking center.

1997-2007 ... new banking centers opened in Las Cruces, Roswell, Lovington and Alamogordo.

2008 ... we opened a new branch in Chaparral with a post office and a mortgage loan office in Rio Rico, AZ.

2009 ... expansion continued with a data, operations, and mortgage office in Las Cruces.

2010 ... two locations were acquired in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

2012 ... another branch opened in Albuquerque.

2013 ... a loan office in Carlsbad and mortgage office in Ruidoso were opened. On November 24, we celebrated 110 years of serving New Mexico as a premier community bank.

2014 ... three locations in Grant County were converted to First American Bank and we reached 1 billion dollars in assets!

2015 ... a full service state-of-the art branch welcomed new customers in Carlsbad.

2017 ... we will celebrate our 114th year of providing community banking services in New Mexico.

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