Our Story

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.

 

A Lifetime of Trust

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1929

Opening Our Doors for Business

Wauchula State Bank opens for business with J.W. Crews, Sr. being part owner and employee.

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1932

Generational Heritage

J.W. Crews, Sr. purchases controlling interest in Wauchula State Bank and is named President.

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1973

Branching into Desoto County

First State Bank of Arcadia is established and opens doors on N. Brevard Ave.

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1975

Willis Peacock Named President and CEO

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1976

Thomas Griffin Named President and Willis Peacock Named CEO and Chairman

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1980

Expanding Our Potential

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.

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1984

Third Generation

J.W. "Jim" Crews, III joins the management team as a 3rd generation and is named President in 1992.

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1987

Branching into Charlotte County

Charlotte State Bank is established with Crews Banking Corporation owning controlling interest.

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1988

Englewood Bank Established

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1994

Mark Crews Named President

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2003

A Lifetime of Trust

Charlotte State Bank establishes Trust powers, creating a Trust and Investment Management Services division. Desoto Banking Corporation merges with Crews Banking Corporation.

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2004

Our Family of Banks

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

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2005

Brad Wilson Named President

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2008

Everette “Tony” Guidry Named President

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2009

Meeting Our Clients’ Needs

First State Bank of Arcadia opens second branch located on SE Hwy 70.

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2010

Fourth Generation

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.

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2018

Kevin P. Hagan Named President

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2019

Crews Bank & Trust – A Lifetime of Trust

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.