"First State is a first rate finance business. First State employees treat you like a person not a number. Leslie Claburn was very nice and professional. Just when you think nobody will help you, First State is always there, if you need anything, they sit and listen and try their best to help you. Thank you, First State."

Grady and Susan Allen, Obion, TN
Customer since 2008

Early in 2011, I was introduced to Rex Rauhuff at First State Bank. It was apparent from our first meeting that First State Bank and Rex understand that banking is more about people and relationships than it is contracts and regulations.

In the fall of 2011, our company was presented with an opportunity to increase volume with one of our customers that would require a significant investment in new equipment. Due to the various news reports I saw on television and read, I was concerned about obtaining the financing necessary would be difficult.

We decided to approach First State Bank with our opportunity and the financial need it created for our company. Rex and the entire staff at First State exceed our expectations. The entire loan process, form application to closing, was smooth and simple.

In my opinion, First State Bank isable to understand a client’s needs, respond to those needs, and then deliver asolution.



Skyline Transportation, Inc., Knoxville,TN

JeffReed, President

CustomerSince 2011