First National Bank Breaks Ground on New Branch in Troy, Texas
November 17, 2020 – Local city officials recently joined bank directors of First National Bank to break ground for a new full-service branch office located at the corner of Luther Curtis Road and Mays Boulevard in Troy, Texas. Troy’s Pro-tem Mayor, Laurie Bailey, began the informal ceremony by saying, “We heartily welcome the first and only bank in Troy and we are excited about the convenience, service, and opportunities that a hometown bank will provide.”
Leann Sanchez, President of First National Bank, explained, “We chose Troy for the location of our new branch because we believe that every community deserves a community bank. We see growth and opportunity in Troy, and we are looking forward to becoming part of this community and growing together.”
“The 2,500 square foot branch will feature an iconic corner tower, along with rustic stone and wood accents that are traditional elements of central Texas architecture. Drive-up services will be provided in front of the branch by way of a detached kiosk that will offer two ATMs located under a canopy. “The ATMs will provide extended hours of service, including weekends. Within a few months of opening, we plan to convert those to interactive ATMs so that assistance from a personal teller via a video screen will be available to customers,” stated Ms. Sanchez.
“We are looking forward to offering consumer loans, business and agriculture loans, plus mortgage loans inside the full-service branch, which will have three loan offices and a two-teller kiosk,” continued President Sanchez. The lobby of the branch will feature the same rustic stone and wood accents used on the exterior. Large arched doors and windows will allow natural light to flow into the space and a custom graphic wall will feature local photography.
Family owned First National Bank of Moody is the founding bank for the Troy FNB branch. Glen Thurman, FNB’s Chairman, desires for FNB Troy to truly become a hometown bank. “The directors and I want to serve the residents of Troy in the same way that we have served the community of Moody, and for them to know that we stand behind them with 127 years of banking experience,” stated Chairman Thurman.
Eclipse Brand Builders was selected to provide turnkey design-build services for the project, including architecture, engineering, interior design, and full-time on-site construction management. Eclipse will execute the project’s construction using local subcontractors and local suppliers for all labor and building materials through a competitive bid process, keeping construction dollars in the local community.