SouthStar Bank specializes in residential mortgage, real estate and construction financing, operating 15 full-service branches across the Central Texas Region. Established in 1920, the bank holds over $700 million in assets and focuses on community involvement and personal relationships.

The SouthStar Bank loan team is led by Executive Vice President Brent Gibbs. A Dripping Springs resident for over 12 years, Brent understands the value of personal connections and local lenders. Assembling a qualified team, unique to the communities they serve. “I’m a people person first, and that’s a moto that resonates throughout our organization. We understand our clients and business partners are busy, and we want to do our part to get the deal done with a satisfied borrower.”

The Bank has helped thousands of people realize their dream of home and real estate ownership. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, building your dream home, purchasing recreational property or simply need home equity cash for life’s expenses, SouthStar Bank is the partner you can count on.

Meet the Yes Team
Branch Executives (left to right): JW Smith, Sendero Springs Branch (Round Rock) Alexis Michael, Leander Branch Jason Hampton, Falconhead Branch (Bee Cave) Kevin Kelly, Georgetown Branch Greg Vesely, Steiner Ranch Branch Ben Ingram, Southwest Austin Branch

With 6 Austin-area locations, it’s all about serving the community. “Business comes from where we live, work and play,” says Gibbs. “There’s a good chance the borrower ends up being my son’s teacher or t-ball coach, which means I owe them in advance.”

Their team of lenders takes this guidance to heart, providing superior customer service. Loan officers are ready to walk clients through the process and ensure they benefit from the best financing solution. Ever-changing regulations and unexpected life events can make it difficult for qualified borrowers to secure the loan they need. That’s why in addition to traditional home loans, SouthStar Bank offers what they call ‘flexible, common-sense mortgage solutions.’


Through in-house portfolio loans, the Bank is able to offer solutions based on a borrower’s full financial picture, not just credit score and your traditional secondary market check points. It also allows the Bank to offer a wider range of products including lot loans and construction financing with one-time close. Whether your client is selecting the perfect lot, building a new home, or both, SouthStar Bank can provide the financing they need to get started.

While SouthStar Bank is continually striving to offer the very best in service, convenience and security, their founding commitment remains the same: To provide friendly, flexible, common-sense financial services where they live and work – Texas Style!