As this photo of our original Founding Fathers may suggest, First Bank has been helping meet the financial needs of the residents and businesses of Hendry, Lee, Glades, Palm Beach & Collier Counties since 1922.

From that time to today, we are committed to building relationships for the future — through honor, integrity, and trust that achieve our customers' goals. All while having a positive influence on our employees, vendors, community, and industry.

We strongly believe it is this commitment that will support our mission to be attentive, invested, and involved in the efforts of our customers, communities, and team.

100 Years, Many Locations, One Community.


A century of supporting small businesses & homeownership.

In 2022, First Bank celebrated our centennial year. Growing from 1 office to 7, from $250,000 assets to nearly $650 million today, we continue to give back and support the community that does the same for us.

Our goal has always been to better our communities by providing the banking products and services that simplify finances, and continuously forging lasting relationships with our customers.

Board of Directors
Front Row: Miller Couse & Carey Soud 
Back Row: Earle E. Edwards III, DDS, Bryan D. Beer, Morris E.
Ridgdill, Mary Elizabeth Carroll, Karl E. Larsen, Andrew J.
Higginbotham, & Thomas C. Perry Jr.

Executive Management Team
Front Row: Carey Soud, President & CEO, & Miller Couse,
Chairman of the Board 
Back Row: Andrew Couse, Executive VP & COO, Deborah Van
Sickle, Chief Lending Officer, & Randall Wood, Chief Financial Officer


To this day, we remain the trusted community bank for friends, family, and local businesses. With our broad and diverse services, we continue to develop products to meet our customer's needs.

We know that it’s not just about the way we bank, but the way we live and the way we help each other, and that’s why the concept of “Community” means everything to First Bank.



100 Years, Many Locations, One Community.