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Testimonials

Words From Our Business Partners


My experience with Gulf Coast Bank was exceptional from start to finish in the SBA 7a loan process. I first met with Carey Chopin and Cody Thayer in October 2023. This is my first venture in the business purchase arena on a personal level. The process is daunting and I had considered declining the conversation with the business owner when I investigated the process. Fortunately, I received a referral to Carey from a close business associate. From our first meeting, these two gentlemen were very informative regarding the process and I decided to move forward with the purchase agreement. Every step of the way was closely monitored and expectations were fully outlined. I would highly recommend Gulf Coast Bank if you are considering an SBA loan. They are truly professionals when it comes to closing the deal. 

John Bilke - Ross Tire & Service


Camp Bow Wow logoI have worked with Gulf Coast Bank for the better half of thirteen years. Over the years, Gulf Coast Bank has been instrumental in not only the growth of my business, but they gave me a chance when other banks did not. They believed in me and my abilities. I have had at least two SBA loans, personal loans, and a vehicle loan. I have developed a trusting relationship with the bank and the employees and that alone gives me a tremendous amount of comfort. I absolutely would not be where I am today, with a successful business, if Gulf Coast Bank was not in my corner. I will be a customer for a very long time.

Suzette Tardo Fowler - Camp Bow Wow

Le Marche Your Local One Stop Cajun ShopMy family and I have partnered with Gulf Coast Bank for a few years now. The Gulf Coast Bank team always goes above and beyond to make sure we are knowledgeable every step of the way. Our family-owned business is grateful and honored to have chosen such a trustworthy bank. Throughout the years we have not faced any issues regarding any unethical practices or have reasons to believe Gulf Coast Bank wasn’t following protocol or regulations. We are never hesitant to share our experiences with others. There is no doubt our business is successful because of the guidance and knowledge we have received from the bank. We look forward to a lasting relationship.

Trevor Courville - Le Marche

Foundation Tumbling and Trampoline CenterThanks so much to Gulf Coast Bank and all of their incredible employees. Because of you guys and your knowledgeable staff, we were able to start our dream business. Your availability to answer any questions and handle any of our needs to get this business up and running was top-notch. I continue to advise anyone interested in starting a business in the Acadiana area to go to Gulf Coast Bank…..” You won’t regret it”. Thank you, Jason Patout, Cody Thayer and the GCB team for making our dream come true!!!!

Jon Beck - Foundation Tumbling & Trampoline Center

Quality Tug Services LLC logoWhen we started our company seven years ago, we started at another bank. When we wanted to make a purchase on another vessel, this bank would not help us grow our business. So, we were told to try Gulf Coast Bank, and that was the best decision we ever made. Since starting our journey with Gulf Coast Bank it has always been such an easy process. When we call Carey Chopin, he and his coworkers are always so willing to help. Thanks to this amazing team, we are now the owners of 4 vessels and a new building. I have never dealt with a bank that no matter which branch you go to every employee is so helpful and kind. We are totally blessed to have them in our lives! Thank You Gulf Coast Bank!

Franchelle & Marcus LeBlanc - Quality Tug Services LLC