Allegiance Bank

August 1st, 2019

We Practice What We Pledge

Allegiance Bank is extremely proud to serve Houston and the surrounding counties as the region’s largest community bank. Perhaps the most important thing to understand is that all deposit dollars are invested directly into the local economy since Allegiance is exclusively focused on Houston and the surrounding area. Their niche is meeting the needs of local business owners, community organizations and residents. Allegiance Bank was founded in Houston in 2007 and currently operates 27 banking offices in and around Houston, Clear Lake, Anahuac, Dayton, Liberty and Beaumont.

The Allegiance culture depends on greater autonomy and open, honest communication. They operate with a decentralized model, which means decisions are made in the local banking offices. Allegiance customers benefit directly from working with experienced bankers who are given autonomy to make decisions in-office, which allows them to have open and honest communication with their customers. As a community bank, Allegiance chooses to get to know its customers on a personal level and pledges to give customers access to the decision makers today or sooner. Allegiance Bankers say, “It’s not what we do, but what we do together that makes the difference.”

Giving community bankers such a high level of autonomy requires a team of skilled, veteran bankers and the Clear Lake office team is led by Bill Holbert, Senior Vice President & Interim Bank Office President. James Waguespack, Barry McMahan, Leslee Farley, Libby McGee, Jay Farley, Jimmy Butcher and Clyde Hart have many years of experience and are passionate about serving the Bay Area. The Clear Lake office conveniently located at the corner of St. John Drive and NASA Parkway offers a “concierge” feel and extraordinary service. Allegiance Bank operates differently from traditional banks. Everyone who comes in gets personal attention from bankers who have a heart for service. There is no traditional drive-through banking, but customers can use the drive through ATM to make deposits, transfers and withdrawals 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The bank’s commitment to personal service also means that when someone calls the bank during business hours, they will speak to a person, not an automated phone system.

Visit Allegiance Bank and experience “The Allegiance Way.”

Bill Holbert, Senior VP & Interim Bank Office President

Bill Holbert, Senior VP & Interim Bank Office President

Jimmy Butcher, Bank Officer/Lender

Best of the Bay Winners

May 1st, 2018

The Best of the Bay Awards were announced at a highly attended and anticipated ceremony at Water’s Edge Venue on March 22. The 2017 winners, voted by you, are:

Best Asian Cuisine: Merlion
Best Auto Repair: Space Center Auto
Best Bank: Allegiance Bank
Best Bartender: Sarah – Volcano Room
Best BBQ: Dickinson BBQ
Best Breakfast: Pelican Grill
Best Brunch: Sundance Grill II
Best Burger: Tookie’s
Best Cajun: Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar
Best Car Dealer – domestic: Norman Frede Chevrolet
Best Car Dealer – foreign: Ron Carter Hyundai
Best Credit Union: JSC FCU
Best Café: Seabrook Classic Cafe
Best City to Live: League City
Best Contractor/Remodeler: Maverick Remodeling
Best Dentist: Tie – Dr. Farid Noie and Dr. J. Derek Tieken
Best Entertainment Spot – Jackie’s Brickhouse
Best Entertainment Venue: Kemah Boardwalk
Best Family Restaurant: T-Bone Tom’s
Best Gift Shop: Spruce Flowers and Home
Best Hair Salon: Brazil N Drops
Best Hair Stylist: Bonnie Wolcott – Heist
Best Hospital: Houston Methodist St. John
Best Italian: Grazia Italian Kitchen
Best Local Entertainer: Tie – Mickey Hobbs and Claudio Sereni
Best Luxury Car: Ron Carter Cadillac
Best Margarita: El Tiempo Cantina
Best Marina: South Shore Harbour
Best Mexican: El Tiempo Cantina
Best Oysters: Gilhooley’s
Best Pizza: Dan’s Pizza Co.
Best Pub: Scotty’s Pub
Best Realtor: Kimberly Harding
Best Resale Shop: Assistance League of the Bay Area
Most Romantic Restaurant: Opus Bistro
Best Seafood: Topwater Grill
Best Steak: T-Bone Tom’s
Best Sushi: Michiru Sushi
Best Web Design: Big Splash Web Design
Best Wine Bar: Chelsea Wine Bar
Best Women’s Apparel: The Clotheshorse
Best Women’s Boutique: Back Bay Boutique
Best Yacht Club: Lakewood Yacht Club

A Pledge of Community

October 1st, 2017

Allegiance Bank Building a Better Bay Area Houston

Leslee Farley, Vice President; Frank Law, Executive Office President; Meg Clements, Senior Vice President

Allegiance Bank is extremely proud to serve Houston as the region’s largest community bank exclusively committed to focusing on Houston and building a stronger community. The local Clear Lake office is led and operated by well-known local civic leader President Frank Law, who is well schooled in banking and has years of experience of leading financial institutions. He takes his leadership role seriously and has excellent business acumen.

Allegiance Bank celebrates 10 years of serving the Houston metroplex area and the local Clear Lake landmark has been open providing financial service in the local community for the past four years.

The Clear Lake bank has had a surge in business and has expanded its state-of-the art facility by 2,000 square feet to accommodate more bankers. Allegiance Bank “financing provided by” signs can be seen all over the Bay Area, helping our community expand and grow.

Randy Williams, Clear Creek Equipment Rental; Lorie Rothman, Asst. Office Manager; Sandy Williams

Along with the bank’s growth and expansion, they proudly display a colorful patriotic logo, redesigned in 2015. Frank Law would like to thank the city leaders of Nassau Bay for their professionalism and the opportunity to work together.

With the support and leadership of George Martinez, Chief Executive Officer of the bank and Chairman of Allegiance Bancshares, Inc., and the entire leadership team at Allegiance Bank, they have come up with a dynamic plan to meet the challenges created by Hurricane Harvey. They are aggressively implementing strategies to help those that suffered losses due to the storm. A plan is already in the process of assisting individual and business customers financially with disaster based pricing and other products to help rebuild.

Allegiance Bank is highly recognized for its entire team’s willingness to provide funding for the client and also with its expertise in their respected service businesses, making a perfect combination.

So, whether you need heavy equipment to help rebuild, add or expand, call Sandy and Randy Williams at Clear Creek Equipment Rental. If you require landscape needs at home or office, call Matt Hunter at Trustmark Landscape. Furthermore, if your pets require veterinary assistance contact, Dr. Cindy Marcum at Sea Paws Veterinary Clinic. These businesses, among others, are just a few that are also helping build a better Bay Area Houston Community. Let Allegiance Bank help you rebuild or expand your business. Their well-skilled and trained bankers will create a workable solution for your business needs. Thank you Allegiance Bank for building a better community.

Banking The Way It Was Meant To Be

October 1st, 2015

VP/Office Manager Libby McGee, left, VP/Lender Jay Farley, standing, and VP James Waguespack, right, consult with Mike Carlton, owner of Triple C Electric.

VP/Office Manager Libby McGee, left, VP/Lender Jay Farley, standing, and VP James Waguespack, right, consult with Mike Carlton, owner of Triple C Electric.

Allegiance Bank extends a big “thank you” to the Bay Area Community for its first year’s growth and success!

How important is it to choose a reliable bank or more importantly a reliable banker? Knowing you have someone you can trust to guide you through your life’s financial decisions is something hard to find today. Remember back in the day when personal service and a familiar face to do business with was the norm? It’s been a long time coming but that concept is alive and well today at Allegiance Bank.

VP of Commercial Lending, James Waguespack, left, with Chuck Simmons, President of Bay Area Utilities and well know real estate developer.

VP of Commercial Lending, James Waguespack, left, with Chuck Simmons, President of Bay Area Utilities and well know real estate developer.

The bank is founded on the premise of concierge service for everyone, whether you own a large business, a small business or are an individual who just wants to have a banker you can depend on to be there when you need a loan or advice. Allegiance Bank employees offer personal service and if they can’t meet your need, they will direct you to where you can find the interest rates and options you may require. And that philosophy is a part of what has made Allegiance Bank so successful.

The kind of success and growth, in just over a year, that Allegiance Bank has experienced is also because of a sincere commitment to its clients in the Bay Area Houston community. Allegiance has assembled a strong team of veteran bankers with a combined 200 years of experience. The staff can make quick decisions and find a solution that works best for their client’s current needs.

VP Jamie Ballard, left, visits with long time bank customer and highly respected Bay Area Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Jan Garcia, Jr.

VP Jamie Ballard, left, visits with long time bank customer and highly respected Bay Area Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Jan Garcia, Jr.

The Allegiance Bank team has expanded from 7 employees in the beginning to 7 lenders and a total of 13 employees in just a year. The need for a larger staff is a direct result of the phenomenal growth the Bay Area location has achieved due to the support of the community opening accounts and following their bankers who came to Allegiance Bank from the financial industry. The bank started from ground zero last year and now has $35 million in deposits and $100 million plus in loans. That kind of success is because of “allegiance” from the community and a team commitment to make every customer a priority.

President of W.M.F. Investments Bill Friedrichs, Jr. discusses his current real estate project with Bay Area Executive Bank President, Frank Law.

President of W.M.F. Investments Bill Friedrichs, Jr. discusses his current real estate project with Bay Area Executive Bank President, Frank Law.

Leading this remarkable group of experienced community bankers is long time Bay Area resident Frank Law. He started his banking career in 1967 and has been leading his Allegiance Bank team from day one. Law has taken a hands-on stance in every aspect of building the bank into a force that serves the needs of the community. As he says, “We are not about transactions, we are about relationships and when you call us, you talk to a person, not an automated answering system.”

The Bay Area bank is located at 2200 NASA Parkway, Suite 100. Allegiance offers the services of a large bank but with a hometown attitude. Services include remote deposit capture, allowing businesses to use a small scanning device directly from the convenience of their office; positive pay, an anti-fraud cash management system; real time deposits and a 24/7 ATM for deposits, withdrawals and transfers. Call 281-517-8770 or go to www.AllegianceBank.com for more information about the services Allegiance offers.

Owner of Clear Creek Equipment Rental, Sally Williams, one of the first Allegiance Bank customers, updates some documents with VP Leslee Farley.

Owner of Clear Creek Equipment Rental, Sally Williams, one of the first Allegiance Bank customers, updates some documents with VP Leslee Farley.

Allegiance Bank was founded in 2007 and has 16 offices in greater Houston and surrounding areas. Allegiance bankers are knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate and business lending, including revolving lines of credit, working capital support, treasury management services and equipment lending.

The staff and lenders at Allegiance Bank would like to extend a ‘thank you’ to the Bay Area community for their acceptance and support during this first year.  They want everyone to know that they are looking forward to continuing existing relationships and making new ones for years to come.