We Believe in Community: The Story of CenterState Bank of Florida NA

CenterState Bank was started by a group of bankers and entrepreneurs over 25 years ago with 3 separate banks in Polk, Osceola and Pasco Counties.  We believe that business partnerships and the support of local communities is key to a community bank’s success.

Our Holding Company, CenterState Banks, Inc. is headquartered in Davenport, Florida and was formed in June 2000.  We currently operate 68 banking centers and 3 loan production offices.  Upon the closing of the 1st National acquisition CenterState will maintain approximately $5 billion in assets, $3.9 billion in deposits, and $3.1 billion in loans, growing us to Florida’s second largest community bank.

During 2014, the company acquired Gulfstream Business Bank in Stuart, Florida and First Southern Bank in Boca Raton, Florida. Since 2009, our Board of Directors and Management have utilized our strong capital levels and financial stability, positioning the bank to acquire numerous financial institutions.

As of the First Quarter in 2016, we have completed the acquisition of Community Bank of Florida and anticipate the completion in May 2016 of 1st National Bank of South Florida.  Both banks were headquartered in Homestead, FL and now give CenterState a branch network that covers the state of Florida from Jacksonville to the Keys.

FDIC Acquisitions

  • Ocala National Bank
  • Olde Cypress Community Bank
  • Independent National Bank
  • Community National Bank of Bartow
  • Central Florida State Bank
  • First Guaranty Bank and Trust Company of Jacksonville

Non-FDIC Acquisitions

  • TD Bank Branches in Putnam County, Florida
  • Valrico State Bank
  • Federal Trust Acquisition from The Hartford Insurance Company
  • Gulfstream Business Bank
  • First Southern Bank
  • SouthBank
  • Community Bank of Florida
  • 1st National Bank of South Florida

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