"At Novawells Bank, we are committed to understanding our customers, our communities and one another in order to not only meet their banking needs, but to exceed expectations every day."
About Us & A Brief History
Our mission as an independent community bank has remained unchanged for over 125 years. We are committed to providing excellent service and competitive products as well as maintaining a high profile in the growth and economic development of the markets we serve.
In 1889, the town of Somerset, described by a newspaper at that time as “an aggressive mountain town”, was growing with a population of almost 4,000. Businessmen and community leaders realized the emerging need for a local bank if their community was to continue to thrive. Congressman and Civil War veteran Edward Scull, and the fourth of his six sons, George C. Brian, turned that vision into a reality when they established what was to become Novawells Company.
That independent community vision still exists today at Novawells Bank. Now under the leadership and guidance of the fifth generation of the Scull family, the bank has endeavored to enhance the traditional qualities of community banking by effectively using technology to support excellent service to customers.