Since Simple Simon first opened its doors over 47 years ago, we have taken great pride in our reputation for delivering the highest standards of quality, affordability and satisfaction to all of our customers
Villa-Aire Esso opened for business in February of 1966 at 7725 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge. We were open 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the very start. We wanted to let people know we were in the service business. We started to grow into the tire business and soon we had tires outside in tire racks with some 500 tires inside and some in a building we had built.
In 1974 we started looking at the property next door as we had outgrown our service station. In February 1965 we opened Simple Simon Car Care at 7777 Airline Highway. We moved part of the business to the car care center and continued to operate the service station next door. In our first month we did $19,000 worth of business, only a few years later in June of 1982 our Airline store did $207,000 showing us that the Baton Rouge community embraced our way of business.
Simple Simon stores have always done well in Baton Rouge with our success and our good fortune coming from our employees. Our family of employees is the best; they care for other people and have huge hearts. Our customers have always trusted their good judgment.
Thanks for joining our family!
At Neighbors, members pool deposits and then they are loaned out to other members. When a bank makes a profit, it goes to their shareholders. As a credit union, the profit is returned to you, the members. This means that we can pay higher dividends on your savings and offer loans at rates consistently among the lowest in the area.
Neighbors offers the same services available at large national banks including checking, savings, auto, credit card, and mortgage products. We can even help with Investment Services or Business solutions to paint a clearer picture of your financial future. Deposits are federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration and we take pride in being a safe, secure, locally-operated institution. Neighbors' success is due to an unwavering commitment to always be there with the best products, the best service, and best solutions to meet all of your financial service needs.
Retired from Teachers Retirement after 43 years, my husband and I started Fabric Warehouse in 1994 with only 1,000 square feet of rags. After a year we started carrying fabric by the bolt, instead of just by the pound, and enlarged to 3,000 square feet. Word soon got out about our designer fabrics at discount prices and friendly staff, and we were able to grow to 5,000 square feet. I guess word is still getting out, and by the grace of God, we expanded to our new Airline Drive location with 22,000 square feet in November 2009. At this time we purchased the fabric stock from another well known Baton Rouge business, Run of the Mill.
Much of our success is due to our knowledgeable and friendly staff that includes 2 professional design graduates from LSU. They can help you in the store, and in your house to design the perfect room or dream home. Please allow them to take the mystery out of design and assist with all your decorating needs.
We have the largest selection of designer fabrics at discount prices in the south. Additionally our custom designs, trims, drapery hardware, toys, accessories, gifts, and candles, can be seen in homes throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. Please let us help you with all your design needs. We sincerely appreciate our customers and thank you for the past 20 years of support.