07 Jun. 2012

The Company began the turn of the century looking forward to a new century of opportunity. Investment customers had grown to over 6100 with purchases of almost $150 million. Steady growth was seen over the next few years, but 2005 was a year not soon to forget. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused extensive damage in our Louisiana and Mississippi service areas. Although no employees were injured, 28 of our offices suffered damage and our Bay St. Louis, Mississippi office was completely destroyed. The office was reopened in a new location later that year. In 2008, loan services moved into Tennessee with the opening of 7 offices. By the end of the decade, the company had opened 57 new offices and our employees now numbered over 1,000 across the Southeast.