On September 28, Jacksonville-based Austin Bank broke ground on a new full-service banking center in Gilmer at 611 U.S. Hwy. 271 N. The ceremony was attended by the Gilmer Chamber of Commerce, area business leaders, the Austin Bank leadership team and employees, along with associates from the SLI Group of Houston, the new branch’s architect and general contractor.
Construction of the 3,000-square-foot facility is targeted for completion in spring 2023. Currently located at 865 U.S. Hwy. 271 N, the Gilmer office is under the leadership of Lindsay Fowler, retail office manager, and Thomas Smith, vice president/relationship manager.
“We are extremely pleased with our Gilmer team and excited to break ground on the long-awaited new facility,” says Jeff Austin III, chairman of the board. “They are a strong team implementing the community banking experience that has been our foundation for the past 122 years.”
Established in 1900, Austin Bank has been voted one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” for 14 consecutive years. With assets in excess of $2.7 billion, bank offices are located in 36 East Texas locations within 26 cities and 14 counties. Austin Bank is locally owned and operated by the Austin Family, celebrating 113 years of service in the Texas banking industry.