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Deeply rooted in the bayou country of southeastern Louisiana, the Callais family has a reputation of entrepreneurship and family business management dating back to the 1940s. Beginning with maritime transportation, then into telecommunication, waste disposal, commercial banking, and automotive sales, the legacy is compounded by each generation providing new sets of opportunities seen in the fourth generation today.


Current Family Business

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Community Bancorp Inc. (1964-Present) UC Banking

  • FDIC insured, and state chartered commercial bank offering depository and loan products. Historically specializes in businesses customers in the Oil & Gas sector, and Commercial Real Estate. 12 locations, across 6 parishes (counties).
  • 2014 merger with United Community Bancorp Inc.
  • Headquartered in Raceland, LA

Pelican Waste and Debris, LLC (2013-present) Pelican Waste and Debris

  • Formed by the former General Manager of SWDI, a strategic partner, and Corey Callais. Since inception has focused on building the commercial pickup business, and undergone rapid growth.
  • Headquartered in Larose, LA

Previous Family Business


United Community Bancshares, Inc. (1998-2014)

  • FDIC insured. 7 locations across 2 parishes (counties). Merged in 2014 with Community Bancorp.
  • Headquartered in Gonzalez, LA

Abdon Callais Offshore, LLC (1953-2013) Abdon Callais Offshore, LLC

  • Harold and Nicholas are in the 4th generation of family business owners founded by Abdon Callais. ACO was included in Inc. magazine’s 500 fastest-growing privately held companies for four consecutive years. Operated a fleet of over 50 offshore supply vessels in the Gulf of Mexico ranging in size from 150’ – 220’ at the time of its sale to Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC in 2013.
  • Headquartered in Golden Meadow, LA

Solid Waste Disposal Inc. (1978-2011) Solid Waste Disposal Inc.

  • Founded in 1978, was the first residential and commercial waste disposal company in Lafourche parish. In 2011, SWDI was sold to IESI, Inc (now Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd.). Corey Callais was acting CEO and oversaw the sale. At the time of sale, the company provided waste collection services for over 140,000 homes and over 6,000 businesses across 18 parishes (counties).
  • Headquartered in Larose, LA

Callais Cablevision, LLC (1968-2003) Callais Cablevision

  • Founded by Harold Callais (Harold’s Grandfather) in 1968, and was the first cable service provider in Lafourche parish. Under Corey Callais’ management, it was sold to Vision Communication in 2003.
  • Headquartered in Larose, LA

Lagniappe Motors, LLC (1994-2001)

  • One of two automotive dealerships servicing lower Lafourche parish. Dealership offered Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles.
  • Headquartered in Golden Meadow, LA

KLEB/KZZQ Radio Stations (1985-1999)

  • Small and local radio station offering AM/FM Combo broadcasting to Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes. Was managed and operated by Corey Callais who later oversaw its sale in 1999.
  • Headquartered in Golden Meadow, LA

Citizen Progressive Bank, Inc. (1987-1997)

  • Operating Bank known as Citizen Progressive Bank. FDIC Insured commercial bank offering deposit and loan products. 3 Locations. Sold in 1997.
  • Headquartered in Columbia, LA

American Securities Bancshares, Inc. (1981-1997)

  • Operating bank purchased by Community Bancorp. FDIC insured commercial bank offering deposit and loan products. 3 Locations. Sold in 1997.
  • Headquartered in Welsh, LA

American Bank of Welsh (1981-1997)

  • Operating bank purchased by Community Bancorp. FDIC insured commercial bank offering deposit and loan products. 3 Locations. Sold in 1997.
  • Headquartered in Welsh, LA