Our Story

From our earliest beginnings in 1971, our founders envisioned a bank known for its steadfast combination of character, service and value. We continue to hold true to these core traits, while also capitalizing on innovative products and services.

  • Nearly $8 billion in assets
  • A vast network of full-service banking and mortgage locations across the southeast
  • Over 25 years of asset growth
  • Increase tangible common equity every year for the past 26 years
  • Parent company, Ameris Bancorp, is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under ABCB.

Throughout our history, Ameris Bank has experienced and is continuing to experience progress, innovation and development. Regardless of our expansion and growth, Ameris Bank will always stay true to our roots: a high-performing community bank with an emphasis on providing exceptional customer experiences.

“Our 2017 successes demonstrate the strength of our banking team, and the dedication our bankers have to growing relationships in the communities we serve. The investments we are making in the businesses and personal lives of those throughout our communities continue to pay dividends, and helped us grow loans by 20% and core deposits by 16% when compared to 2016.  We accomplished this with stable net interest margins and improving levels of asset quality. We remain focused on operating in the top quartile of our peer group and delivering a level of service to our customers that is exceptional and unique.” – Dennis J. Zember Jr., Ameris Bank CEO


The Ameris Approach

The Ameris Approach defines who we are. It’s how we do business, how we interact, serve and support each other. The Ameris Approach encompasses all of the elements that make our culture unique. Without vision and values, we are lost. Without a purpose and a mission, we are aimless. These ideals are the core of the Ameris Approach and the uniting force in our direction as a Company.

Our Mission

The mission of Ameris Bank is to be a major financial service provider through empowered employees creating a positive community impact and delivering a competitive shareholder return.

Our Vision

Ameris Bank will be a high-performing community bank providing an exceptional customer experience with well trained, empowered employees.

Our Purpose

Bringing financial peace of mind to our communities one person at a time.

Our Experience Expectations

Attention, Understanding and Personal

Our Values

Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Honesty, High Standards