For more than 90 years, our family-owned business has focused on serving the people and businesses of Florida.
Wauchula State Bank opens for business on April 24, 1929.
While working for a Panama City bank, J.W. Crews, Sr. acquires controlling interest of Wauchula State Bank on May 25, 1932.
J.W. Crews, Sr. moves to Wauchula and becomes President of Wauchula State Bank. At age 26, Crews is the youngest bank president in the U.S. according to the American Bankers Association.
First State Bank of Arcadia is established and opens its doors on N. Brevard Ave.
The Crews family establishes Crews Banking Corporation and DeSoto Banking Corporation holding companies. DeSoto Banking Corporation purchases a controlling interest in First State Bank of Arcadia.
J.W. "Jim" Crews, III joins the management team as a third-generation family member and is named President in 1992.
Charlotte State Bank is established with Crews Banking Corporation owning controlling interest.
Charlotte State Bank establishes Trust powers, creating a Trust and Investment Management Services division. DeSoto Banking Corporation merges with Crews Banking Corporation.
Crews Banking Corporation purchases controlling interest in Englewood Bank, making Crews Banking Corporation a four-bank holding company.
First State Bank of Arcadia opens second branch located on SE Hwy 70.
JW “Jake” Crews, IV joins our management team as a fourth-generation Crews family member and today serves as CEO and Chairman of Crews Bank & Trust. He continues to build upon his family's heritage through his passion for technology and dedication to customer relationships.
First State Bank of Arcadia becomes Crews Bank & Trust. As a family-owned business for more than 90 years, we continue to focus on serving the people and businesses of Florida.
A new branch office opens in downtown Sarasota at 15 S. Palm Avenue.
With 22 locations serving 13 counties throughout Central and Southwestern Florida, the Crews Banking Corporation family of banks gives world-class service with a community touch.