Two banks open new branches in growing Burleson


Rapidly growing Burleson is seeing an influx of banks.

Ciera Bank CEO Charlie Powell announced that the bank has opened its new branch at 116 E. Renfro Street in Burleson.

“This is our ninth location in North Texas,” says Powell. “Burleson continues to be a vibrant and growing region and its reputation as a heritage-friendly city matches the culture of Banque Ciera. We are excited to extend our philosophy of independent banking with local decision making to Burleson. “

The new 4,000 square foot office building is located near the heart of downtown Burleson, among local restaurants, retail and a few blocks from City Hall.

Steve Hockman – a resident of Burleson – is the branch president of the new location and has been senior vice president of commercial loans at Bank Ciera for the past 10 years. He is a 30 year veteran in the banking industry. Steve is a member of the regional council of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and he is the past chair of the board of directors of the Day Resource Center for the Homeless.

Kayla Hoffman – also a Burleson resident – has nine years of banking experience and is a bank officer at the new Ciera Bank. Kayla’s community involvement includes serving as Secretary of the Burleson Old Town Business Association and a member of the Centennial Spartan Football Booster Club. Now that she is headquartered in Burleson, Kayla looks forward to becoming more involved in the community.

Ciera Bank is a state-chartered community bank with nine locations that include offices in Fort Worth, Aledo, Aubrey, Bryson, Denton, Flower Mound, Graham, Hickory Creek, and now, Burleson.

Grandview Bank is also opening a new branch in Burleson.

Jeff Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Grandview Bank, announces that the bank has opened its fifth location with the addition of the former Community Bank & Trust site at 2500 SW Wilshire Boulevard in Burleson. Grandview Bank began operating in Burleson on December 1.

“Grandview Bank has served residents and businesses in Johnson County for over 130 years and we have been looking for an opportunity to have a location in Burleson for years,” said Williams. “This location is convenient for major residential areas and businesses.

He adds, “Due to our strong relationships throughout Johnson County, we have already done business with Burleson residents and businesses with loans and deposits. Our customers appreciate that we are a local bank with local management and decision-making, as well as cutting-edge technology that makes banking through our app and online easily accessible.

Grandview Bank hired a well-known Burleson banker, Bobby Lackey, who spent over four years at the National Bank of Texas in Burleson, and who has a total of 13 years as a Johnson County banker in Burleson, Joshua and Cleburne. He joined Grandview Bank in early 2020.

Lackey is a member of the Burleson Rotary Club, where he is currently President-elect. “I have been involved in a number of community events in Burleson, from United Way to the Chamber of Commerce, and I am thrilled to help open the Grandview Bank location at the same time that I will be President of Burleson Rotary. Club, ”he said. “I look forward to helping grow my relationships in the Burleson area as we help our local residents enjoy a breathtaking view of their financial future!” “

Lackey received his Associate’s Degree from Hill College and his BA in Finance and Financial Management Services from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Grandview Bank CEO Williams adds, “We brought Bobby to our team two years ago because we knew he was a strong banker with local roots in Johnson County. When we decided to acquire the Burleson site, Bobby was a natural fit to lead this new office due to his close connections and involvement in the Burleson area.

Founded in 1890, Grandview is the fourth oldest state chartered bank in Texas, with full-service banking offices in Grandview, Cleburne, and Weatherford, and drive-through offices in Alvarado.


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