Our Story

The history of Englewood Bank & Trust

 

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1929

Opening Our Doors for Business

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

1932

Crews Becomes Owner of Wauchula State Bank

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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1934

Generational Heritage

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.

1973 Branching into Desoto County
1973

Branching into Desoto County

First State Bank of Arcadia (now Crews Bank & Trust) is established and opens its doors on N. Brevard Avenue.

1980 Bill
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 (now Crews Bank & Trust).

1987-Original-building
1987

Branching into Charlotte County

Charlotte State Bank opens on Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte, near Midway Boulevard, with Crews Banking Corporation owning controlling interest. Charles Brown II is named bank President.

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1988

Englewood Bank established

Local businessman Ferold A. Davis, serves as President.

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1989

Boca Grande office opens

1993 Cape Haze-1
1993

Cape Haze office opens

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2004

Englewood Bank becomes part of Crews Banking Corporation

2009 EBT Gulf Cove (2)-1
2009

Gulf Cove office built

2012 Englewood Bank-1
2012

Englewood Bank renamed Englewood Bank & Trust

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2016

Lending expands in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties

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2018

Lending expands in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

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2022

Full-Service Venice Location Opens

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Present

Continuing to Grow

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.