Confidant

Confidant


My name is Bart Ricketts, I’m the CEO at
Lease Crutcher Louis and we’ve been working with Washington trust since the
mid 2000’s. My name is Kevin Blair I the Seattle commercial team leader and I’ve been
with Washington Trust nearly 11 years. Our business is a regional general contracting
business we’ve been around for a hundred and twenty-nine years and have always been
privately held, closely held company, owned by family and/or employees. The one
of the unique aspects of Washington Trust is that we are a family owned business. That’s
unique in our industry especially for someone of our size. Our values and
our ideals and what we strive to be are really about our people and about
our community and I think that reflects in our customer base. Washington Trust has
illustrated us time and time again that it’s about the quality of the relationship
and the services provided and that mirrors what we try to deliver
for our clients. I can pick up the phone and call Kevin, Scott, Pete and get an answer, and have my problem solved and it doesn’t matter where it is, what time it is or
how wacky it is. Our requests and our concerns are immediately responded to it
and you just don’t get that with every bank. Lease Crutcher Louis is a
very similar institution as Washington Trust. It’s been around a long time, has a long
history, doesn’t compete on price, it competes on value and and hire’s great
people. Each step along the way there’s been great value that they provided us,
whether it be a customer referral or doing work for us and us similar to
them. Kevin’s trusted advisor and confidant. A friend. The most rewarding thing as a
banker is when you can be a trusted advisor clients and help them solve their
problems so that they become a better customer as well. Not only does he strive understand where
we’re headed with the business but he makes sure that the whole entire team that’s
working behind him and Washington Trust understands where we’re heading as well.
That’s the magic sauce if you get all of that in one person and have the company behind him that really
backs that up. That’s a huge reason why we’re at Washington Trust.

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