Work began in late January at the bank's new location at the intersection near Main and Malone to create the 8,500-square-foot building. According to Rick Adams, bank president, construction should be complete around Labor Day.
Even with 39 years experience in the banking business, Adams said the construction of a new facility is exciting. The bank staff is equally happy about the prospect of a new home.
"We are very excited and looking forward to it," he added. "The public has seen the sign on the location and construction and are talking about it, too. Everyone has said they are looking forward to seeing the completion."
What they will see is a two-story brick facility built by Brockmiller Construction of Farmington.
Outside will be four lanes for drive-through banking services along with an automated teller machine.
Adams described the design by architect Dale Rogers with Robert A. Stearnes and Associates of Sikeston as having "traditional styling and a home-like atmosphere" complete with a double fireplace in the lobby.
In addition to Adams, the local staff includes Becky Wade, assistant vice president and branch manager; Marty McCarty, head teller; Ginny Slay and Janet Kaye Herron, tellers; and Sheryl Langley, customer service representative.
"All of our staff is well-known in the banking market," said Adams. "First State Community Bank is dedicated to providing the most personal banking services possible and we believe it is more comfortable to bank where you have friends."
First State Community Bank, which began in Farmington, has 17 locations in Southeast Missouri, including Sikeston. Adams said each of the banks is managed independently which enables each bank "to offer personalized service tailored to each individual."
Marking its 52nd year in operation, First State Community Bank has grown dramatically in the past 10 years, the community bank president said. He noted it has over $630 million in total assets.
First State Community Bank, currently located at 901 E. Malone Ave., is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
The telephone number is 472-5933.
"If anyone has any banking services necessary call us and we will take care of them," Adams said.