A New Dream With A Great History!
Patriot Bank is the culmination of a great dream and tremendous
entrepreneurial effort. During 2004 a group of very seasoned
Houston Bankers lead by our Chairman, Don Ellis realized
that the ongoing bank mergers in Texas had created significant
opportunity. Large banks inevitably became control centric
and customer unfriendly. Micro banks lacked product diversity,
significant lending limits, and financial strength. The
Patriot Bank dream was to create customer value and financial
freedom by offering the best of both worlds. A dream focused
on creating a new bank that would be totally customer focused,
provide extraordinary service, and offer world class product
diversity all while providing both the financial strength
and 21st century sophistication that would truly add value
to all customer relationships.
On January 20, 2005 that dream became a reality when a
very committed group of investors raised $23 million in
new capital and acquired The First State Bank of Honey
Grove, Texas (chartered in 1883 and holder of the 5th oldest
bank charter in Texas). The Patriot Bank team acquired
the First State Bank in order to acquire a bank charter
and subsequently moved the corporate main office to Houston.
Patriot Bank not only produced the 3rd largest new bank
capitalization in Texas history, but it is also heir to
a 122 year operating history with a proud record of stability
Patriot Bank is now poised and positioned to help you
achieve your financial freedom and go beyond the American
A Traditional Approach Focused on You!
is a home owned Texas bank focused on you. We provide
an extraordinary level of personal service because our
customers are our reason for existing. Our professional
staff represents over 100 years of world class banking
experience and is totally focused on your financial needs
and your timetable. Our priority and total focus is to
exceed your expectations and make your financial freedom
priority 1! We approach banking in a very traditional
way - person to person, because we bank people. We believe
banking is about hopes and dreams and our mission is
to help you achieve those hopes and dreams.
A Responsive & Valuable Loan
Bank is unique in it's ability to offer a variety of loan
products and pricing in a customer centric time frame.
Response times at Patriot Bank are measured in minutes
and hours not weeks or months. But our responsiveness is
coupled with market expertise and experience that add real
value. Our bankers provide real insights that cut costs
and help you make or save money. Every loan is customized
to meet individual needs, because everyone and every project
are different. We lend to people, not to the numbers.
Our goal will always be to provide service that exceeds the expectations of
the most demanding borrower. Most of all, we are determined
to do whatever it takes to help you win! To help you achieve
your financial hopes and dreams! That is our passion. That
is our commitment.