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Our Story

Building relationships for over 90 years.

We have a history of being guided by steadfast banking principles.

The History of Crews Bank & Trust

For more than 90 years, our family-owned business has focused on serving the people and businesses of Florida.

We believe in building strong relationships with our customers - relationships that span generations.

Our Purpose and Values

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A Lifetime of Trust

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1929

OPENING OUR DOORS FOR BUSINESS

Wauchula State Bank opens for business on April 24, 1929.

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1932

GENERATIONAL HERITAGE

While working for a Panama City bank, J.W. Crews, Sr. acquires controlling interest of Wauchula State Bank on May 25, 1932.

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1973

BRANCHING INTO DESOTO COUNTY

Crews expands into DeSoto County; First State Bank of Arcadia is established.

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1975

SECOND GENERATION

J.W. “Bill” Crews, Jr. named President.

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Third Gen

 

1984

THIRD GENERATION

J.W. “Jim” Crews, III joins the management team as a third-generation family member.

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1987

BRANCHING INTO CHARLOTTE COUNTY

Crews expands into Charlotte County; Charlotte State Bank is established.

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1988

ENGLEWOOD BANK ESTABLISHED

Englewood Bank is established by local investors.

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2004

OUR FAMILY OF BANKS

Crews purchases controlling interest in Englewood Bank, making Crews Banking Corporation a four-bank holding company.

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2010

FOURTH GENERATION

J.W. “Jake” Crews, IV becomes fourth-generation family member to join the management team and serves as CEO today.

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2019

CREWS BANK & TRUST – A LIFETIME OF TRUST

First State Bank of Arcadia becomes Crews Bank & Trust.

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2023

OUR FAMILY OF BANKS UNIFY

Wauchula State Bank, Crews Bank & Trust, Charlotte State Bank & Trust, and Englewood Bank & Trust unify under the Crews Bank & Trust name in the fall of 2023.

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Present

CONTINUING TO GROW

Our network of hometown banks now includes 19 branches across Central and Southwest Florida. Crews Bank & Trust builds relationships that span generations.

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