Over 16 years ago, Five Star Bank was merely an idea.
Two prominent real estate developers, Buzz Oates and Frank Ramos, recognized the need for relationship-based, commercial real estate banking services. True to their entrepreneurial spirits, they filled a niche market by devising a plan to make their dream come to fruition.
After calling on friends and colleagues who shared their enthusiasm, Five Star Bank was born.
Today, Five Star Bank is among the top 10 percent of performing banks in the nation for banks of its size. Steadily reaching $1 billion in assets, the bank has six branches and has become a go-to bank for the Capital Region.
Five Star Bank has honored its legacy as a commercial real estate lender while growing to serve other markets. A trusted business partner, the bank provides business owners, professionals, real estate investors and individuals with solutions-based and relationship-driven financial services. Their customers include those in the agricultural, faith-based, emerging/small business and technology markets, among others.
Community-focused, Five Star Bank knows what it means to work closely with those who share their dedication to making the place they call home better. Their team serves on numerous Boards and Committees to ensure and enhance connectivity to the people living and doing business in the Capital Region. Community is at the heart of everything they do.