Started by this guy...

Big Mike

James Wilkerson (Big Mike)

Mike established "The Bank" on Felicity St. In 1972 in an old bank building where he restored doors, shutters and other architectural treasures in keeping with the culture and history of New Orleans. He always had humorous remarks and comments for his customers and was featured on the renovation TV show "This Old House" several times. Mike retired several years ago but his interest in architectural treasures is being sustained by his children Sean and Kelly.

And passed on to these guys....


Sean is in charge of everything at the Bank. He enjoys picking out unique items to feature in old New Orleans homes. He has been featured in many home renovation TV shows and magazine articles. Sean is the muscle behind the magic. He keeps the shop running like a well oiled machine. He handpicks our entire inventory to make sure you have as many options as possible. Sean has worked at The Bank his whole life, which means he lives and breathes architectural antiques!

Sean's day off is Wednesday


Kelly has worked at The Bank since she was a little girl and knows a ton of tips and tricks to make your renovation projects simple! Kelly specializes in custom shutters, hardware and BRIWAX. She can help you with any questions you have about New Orleans architecture and style. If you want to work with a true New Orleanian character, Kelly is who you're looking for!

Kelly's day off is Monday.


Haley is The Bank's personal spider-monkey. Small but mighty, she will climb to great heights to get the items you need. She can often be found rolling around the shop on her scooter. Haley has been working at the shop her entire life and has extensive knowledge on all things architectural. If you're looking for someone who's helpful and informative, Haley is your girl. She'll jump through hoops to provide excellent service!

Haley's off day is Tuesday.


Maris has worked at The Bank for four years. She is in charge of our Instagram and online clientele. Maris is easy going and will work alongside you to achieve the look you're going for. She knows our inventory like the back of her hand and can make your shopping experience quick and simple!

Maris's day off is Thursday.


Mckenna has a great eye for the creative. If you need help with a fun project, Mckenna is who to ask. She is still in her first year working at the shop but she knows her stuff! Mckenna's days off are Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Naomi is the newest member of our team. Currently pursuing her education, Naomi works part time at The Bank answering our phones and providing excellent customer service. Naomi's days off are Tuesday and Thursday.


Frank is by far the laziest employee we have at The Bank. His day includes laying around the office enjoying the air conditioning and eating snacks. He can be found going on walks and chewing on his bones instead of working.

Let's just say Frank's day off is everyday.