Banking Better and Easier

Since opening our doors in 1904, Builtwell Bank has existed to be the local economic engine for the communities we serve. With 31 branches serving Tennessee and Northwest Georgia, we’re eager to continue building a sound financial foundation that will stand the test of time.


Community-Focused from the Beginning

Builtwell started 118 years ago as Marion Trust and Banking. Throughout the century, the bank grew to meet the expanding needs of local customers and businesses. In 1999, every branch adopted the First Volunteer Bank name. This sound growth continued into the new millennium through a combination of customer service and acquisitions, always driven by the needs of local communities and always governed by sound financial reasoning.

In November of 2021, First Volunteer acquired FBD Holding Company, Inc.,merging the exceptional experience and expertise of First Bank of Dalton and First Bank of Calhoun into a single local financial institution. Today, Builtwell Bank is the largest locally owned, multi-market community bank in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.


A Message from CEO, Patti Steele

What an exciting time for our team, our organization, and our communities. Our new brand not only provides a unified identity for all of our local branches, but it also tells our customers exactly who we’ve always been: a well-built bank committed to helping our communities grow and prosper.

While you’ll see and hear more about Builtwell Bank as we transition to the new brand, I’d like to take a moment to tell you what isn’t changing:

  • We are still a community bank.
  • We still exist to be the local economic engine for communities we serve.
  • We will always honor and protect the relationship you have with your local bankers.

We’re excited about our new brand because it represents our growth. Growth helps us continue to make banking better and easier for customers like you, and lets us continue to reinvest in our communities by helping local people save money, buy homes, build businesses, and create jobs.

I want to thank you for banking with us and for being the most important reason that sound community banking has such a bright future. We’ll continue to ensure that our communities have a well-built financial foundation that will stand the test of time.


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