Wauchula State Bank’s dedication to serving individuals, families, and businesses in our local communities has remained strong. We’re proud of this commitment.
We’re still here… for you and generations to come.
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.
Crews Banking expands into DeSoto County; First State Bank of Arcadia (now Crews Bank & Trust) is established.
J.W. "Bill" Crews, Jr. named Wauchula State Bank President.
J.W. "Jim" Crews, III joins the management team as a third-generation family member.
Crews Banking expands into Charlotte County; Charlotte State Bank is established.
Englewood Bank is established by local investors.
Crews Banking purchases controlling interest in Englewood Bank, making Crews Banking a four-bank holding company.
J.W. “Jake” Crews, IV becomes fourth-generation family member to join the management team and serves as CEO today.
First State Bank of Arcadia becomes Crews Bank & Trust.
Wauchula State Bank, Charlotte State Bank & Trust, and Englewood Bank & Trust will transition to the Crews Bank & Trust brand in fall 2023. Under the unified brand, our customers will have the convenience of 19 offices in seven counties throughout Central and Southwest Florida.