“Heritage Bank has provided personal and business banking services to La Vernia residents for more than 20 years. In 2014, the Heritage was rated as one of the healthiest banks by DepositAccounts.com. In 2015 we were awarded a Five Star rating from the independent rating agency Bauer Financial, Inc. If you’ve ever wondered what good banking looks like, you don’t have to look much further than Heritage. We take pride in the products, services and conveniences we offer our customers. That’s why we like to emphasize that we’re Texans. Well, because people from Texas are proud of their state and their heritage. Pride and Texas go hand in hand—just like Heritage Bank and you. Heritage Bank is more than just a bank, we’re your friends and neighbors—people you can count on.” – Jeffrey Patteson
“Natural gas has saved me money and allowed me to use extra funds to give more back to my employees and invest in my business. The restaurant recently converted from using propane in its kitchen to natural gas after West Texas Gas and the City of La Vernia inked a deal to bring a natural gas distribution system to La Vernia. Alondra’s serves a variety of affordable Mexican dishes along with other American favorites such as biscuits and gravy and pancakes from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. seven days a week. The best part of our business is pleasing our customers with the food they enjoy the most and seeing them return. We have found La Vernia to be good place to do business because of the small town values and the friendly loyal people.” – Juan Marquez, Owner of Alondra’s Mexican Restaurant
“Aire Plastics Inc. specializes in manufacturing custom plastic items by using injection or blow molders. We produce a wide variety of items including pet supplies, fishing lures, bottles for medical use, even plastic beer pumps. After buying this business, we moved it to La Vernia in 1990. We wanted a small town, no traffic, and a peaceful environment to raise our family. We had relatives here, and knew the schools were excellent in this community. The population of La Vernia is a little over 1200, but it boasts a class 3A high school. Aire Plastics Inc. sells nationwide and to Canada, and our products reach Mexico and Puerto Rico through distributors. When we started in La Vernia, San Antonio trucking services did not reach La Vernia; now all the lines go through here. Our company motto is “We are your partner in manufacturing.” – Terry and Judy Post, Owners of Aire Plastics, Inc.
“Not many rural areas have a business such as Red Apple Industries. For over 30 years, Red Apple Resources has made a delicious profit here in La Vernia. We are a Texas owned and operated company. Our product ranges from bakery goods to various types of cookie dough. Red Apple has gained high status in the City of La Vernia. The La Vernia Independent School District (LVISD) has used this company for numerous and successful fundraisers. We are here to assist you with a custom program just right for you to make certain your school or organization’s fundraiser is financially successful and rewarding.
Throughout the years, our prices are still hard to beat. The company’s mission statement also shows our dedication to producing a viable product. Red Apple Resources is dedicated to providing your school or organization with a professional program to assist you in meeting your fundraising needs! You can trust our quality of products and professional services to guarantee you the perfect fundraising partnership…before, during and after the sale!” – Red Apple Resources
“David L. Fleitas, D.D.S., established Pediatric Dental Specialists of Wilson County in October of 1997. Our success and growth as an organization derives from a variety of community attributes. It was apparent fifteen years ago, as it does today, that La Vernia is a family focused community. This was the key ingredient in selecting our location. First, an analysis of La Vernia’s demographics revealed a school district with a strong academic reputation. Second, the affordability of outstanding quality homes built by a wide selection of exceptional home builders. When one looks at the number of custom home subdivisions which have developed with an 8 mile radius of my practice, the growth has been nothing short of spectacular. The value that is afforded a middle class family with close proximity and easy access to San Antonio is incomparable. The goal of our practice is to provide the highest standards of care and professionalism to our patients. This has been accomplished by my dedicated team of employees. They all reside in La Vernia and two of my employees have been employed for 10 years. There is no shortage of outstanding talent in this community for any business to be successful. The City of La Vernia has shown it commitment to economic and business growth by establishing the La Vernia Municipal Development District. This organization is the focal point to assist in new business formation and to facilitate existing business growth. This is a team of highly professional and competent individuals and together with the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce will create an environment where any business can be successful.” – Dr. David Fleitas
“For more than 70 years, The Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) has provided affordable, reliable electric service for over 69,000 consumers in La Vernia and other communities in our 13- county service area in South Central Texas. Headquartered in Gonzales, Texas, GVEC opened its fourth area office in La Vernia in 2005 to better serve our high concentration of GVEC customers in the Wilson County area. But we’re more than just electricity. GVEC offers a variety of services and products through two subsidiaries open to the public. GVEC Home® offers home-town sales and service for brand-name home appliances and central heating and cooling systems at our retail store in La Vernia, which is located inside the local office. GVEC.net® offers high-speed wireless Internet service in the area as well. As an electric cooperative, we exist to serve our members and are very involved in the communities we serve. We appreciate La Vernia’s community spirit and commitment to making their city a great place to live, work and raise families.” – GVEC