McKINNEY – Independent Bank Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBTX), the holding company of Independent Bank, celebrated the opening of its “southern headquarters” in Austin.

The new building in central Austin (1011 West 40th St., Austin, TX, 78756) will serve as a hub for Independent Bank Group’s central Texas operations under the direction of Brian Hobart, Vice Chairman and Chief Lending Officer. On April 22, the new location officially opened its doors for business, housing a full-service branch, a regional commercial lending center, a mortgage operation and tenant lease space.

“I’m excited about the important role this new location will play for the bank,” Hobart said. “The new facility will allow us to build upon the strong relationships formed in the Austin market and tap into what we believe are tremendous opportunities available in central Texas.”

Hobart said all five Independent Bank locations in the greater Austin area will benefit from the centralized location created to meet the needs of customers in Austin and surrounding communities.

David Brooks, Chairman and CEO of Independent Bank Group, said its Austin location is designed to provide central Texas the same “strong foundation and balanced structure” the company values on a macro level.

“Independent Bank-Austin is positioned to be the bank of choice across three key areas of our business,” Brooks said. “The location is centrally located and gives us the ability to meet Austin’s mortgage, commercial and personal banking needs under the direction of a dynamic leader in Brian, who is enthusiastic about bringing our central Texas bankers together under the same roof.”

 

Guests at the event were treated to a cocktail style affair and toured the three story location. Designed by Jim Wilson Architects, the building contains many energy efficient features and achieved Silver LEED Certification. Working with Ten Eyck Landscape Architects and Austin artist Lance Letscher, Wilson’s design included a focus on stability, balanced with the unique “casualness” of Austin.

“Our hope is for this project to serve as a bridge between the two personalities of Austin,” Wilson said. “To achieve this goal, the north half of the building is clad in local Texas limestone, while the back half is sheathed in metal, balancing the commercial intensity of the east with the slower-paced, more residential area to the west.”

 

About Independent Bank Group, Inc.

Independent Bank Group is a bank holding company headquartered in McKinney, Texas. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Independent Bank, the Company provides a wide range of relationship-driven commercial banking products and services tailored to meet the needs of businesses, professionals and individuals.  Independent Bank operates 29 banking offices in 26 communities in two market regions located in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area and the greater Austin, Texas, area. As of March 31, 2013, the Company had total assets of approximately $1.764 billion, total loans of approximately $1.422 billion and total deposits of approximately $1.415 billion. Visit independent-bank.com or call 972-562-9004 for more information. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.

 

From left, Jack Radke, Board of Directors, Jan Webb, Executive Vice President & Senior Operations Officer, Linda Wood, David Wood, Director of Business Development.