It’s about relationships

Hometown community banking personalized for you

Private Bank of Decatur continues its steady, planned growth and focus on First Class Service on a First Name Basis. We focus on providing our customers with access to bankers with decision-making authority who are fanatical about the level of service we deliver to my home community of Decatur.

Brent Adams and Judy Turner

Over the past five-plus years, customers have discovered what our “Private” name exemplifies: We believe that ALL customers should benefit from the private banking approach other banks reserve for a certain few. Too, we have team members with deep roots both personally and professionally in Decatur; many are familiar to customers and are certainly familiar with the community.

We’re a full-service community bank, from safe deposit boxes, checking and savings to lending options from mortgages and construction to SBA and other business loans. And we listen. In fact, that’s why we’ve never charged ATM fees and refund those of other institutions; you told us that was important to you.

You also get the access you want and deserve. We give you your banker’s cell phone number and offer banking 24/7 via always-evolving technology, from remote deposit (via a commercial scanner or your smartphone) to smartphone apps and more. View account balances, transfer funds, pay bills, and more.

Our robust SBA department – spearheaded by SBA lending guru Rosemarie Codling, and our dedicated mortgage solutions unit, PrivatePlus Mortgage – helmed by Dan Smith, provides concierge-style service — great products, prices, processes and people! Our SBA program is designated a Preferred Lender by the SBA, underscoring the depth and breadth of our SBA lending experience, and the fact that we can expedite many of these loans. And PrivatePlus Mortgage originates mortgages in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Please know that each of the fine individuals on our team is empowered to serve you. That’s just not something you can get at all banks, and we think it’s the way banking should be.

Welcome to hometown community banking personalized for you,

Brent Adams
Private Bank of Decatur
404-809-3939 or via email.
(NMLS # 779816)


More information about Private Bank of Decatur

The Decatur Team

At Private Bank of Decatur, we understand that a truly rewarding banking relationship is created on many levels – with the highest standards of quality and performance right down to the last detail. That’s why we are proud to offer a level of personal attention and individualized service that goes far beyond typical banking. We take the time to know your name and your business, to understand your marketplace, and to work with you one-on-one to help you prosper.

Looking out for your best interests is what our entire approach is about. No matter what your personal or business goals, you can count on our financial expertise, insight, and seasoned team every step of the way. All the while, building a depth of trust that is unparalleled – complete with individually tailored solutions that meet your most stringent requirements. This is relationship banking.

Our approach is about building relationships that last. It’s about providing tailored service. We start by gaining a clear understanding of your specific financial needs and then creating customized solutions that fit best – now and in the future, and as your requirements change. It’s about personal service. It’s about you.

First Class Service. First Name Basis.

Our History

In late 2005, veteran banker Charlie Crawford was determined to bring the market what it wanted, and started the organization of Private Bank of Buckhead. He and 11 other Organizing Directors, approximately 100 investors, and 8 employees helped deliver a new bank to serve the needs of businesses and individuals that wanted their banking services delivered in a customized fashion.

Charlie and the other organizers recognized that about a third of the population wants a relationship with a small, local bank, where they have a tailored personal relationship with their banker and mortgage lender.

This team opened the community bank they envisioned – Private Bank of Buckhead – on December 11, 2006. In October 2012 the bank expanded, adding Private Bank of Decatur to the family, with the help of another veteran banker, Judy Turner, and her team. In January 2014 we relaunched a much-expanded and rebranded mortgage unit, PrivatePlus Mortgage. Upon each milestone we thank our team, clients, friends and business partners.

Today, the bank remains focused on providing its employees with an entrepreneurial and rewarding environment, and its customers with access to highly experienced bankers and mortgage pros who are fanatical about the level of service they deliver and who have decision-making authority.