Athens, AL. – Bryant Bank hosted the a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, January 13 at the site of the new Athens, AL location. 

Bryant Bank is constructing the new Athens office on the site of the former Athens Bible School property on highway 31. The multi-story building will feature a full-service bank branch with a spacious lobby, drive-thru ATM, a dedicated loan department, along with class-A space for lease to third parties. 

“A little more than a year ago, we began building our Bryant Bank team in Athens with the goal of building a new state of the art Bryant Bank to serve the Athens and Limestone County community,” says Tommy Coblentz, Athens City President for Bryant Bank. “Today, I’m excited to see this goal become a reality by breaking ground on a historic location known by everyone in Athens and Limestone County.  We look forward to bringing Bryant Bank’s legendary brand to our thriving community with a team focused on traditional community banking and customer service while providing the technology and innovation to meet the needs of our community”

Tommy Coblentz and his team have been serving the Athens community since September 2020. They are currently working as a Loan Production Office out of the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce. 

“We are very excited to be breaking ground on our new Athens location and looking forward to opening in the Fall of this year,” says Ken Watson, Bryant Bank Huntsville Market President. “Athens is not only one of the highest growth areas in the state, but also a terrific community with a rich history. We have assembled an outstanding team of bankers, who, collectively and individually, have many years of banking experience and service in the Athens market.  We are honored to have the opportunity to become a part of the community in Athens and look forward to serving its residents and businesses.”

Bryant Bank is once again teaming up with Brasfield & Gorrie, as general contractor, Ward Scott Architecture and Morell Engineering for this project. Construction is slated for completion in Fall of 2022.

From left to right: Hall B. Bryant III, Bryant Bank Board of Directors, Claude Edwards, Bryant Bank President; Ken Watson, Bryant Bank Huntsville Market President; Tommy Coblentz, Bryant Bank Athens City President; Anna Laurie McKibbens, Bryant Bank Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Scott Phelps, Greene Group Vice President and Secretary.
Bryant Bank Athens
Bryant Bank Athens Team
From left to right: Logan Pressnell – Credit Underwriter; Zach Powell – Commercial Lender; Tommy Coblentz – Athens City President; Tom McCrary – Community Relations Officer; Leigh Anne Biggerstaff – Commercial Loan Assistant
Tommy Coblentz, Bryant Bank Athens City President