Ryan McShane, Renasant Bank, and Jimmy Hilliard, Swimtime Pools (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 384)
On this edition of North Fulton Business Radio with host John Ray, Renasant business banker Ryan McShane gave an update on PPP loan forgiveness, EIDL loans, the North Fulton business climate, how he can help businesses during this time, and more. Jimmy Hilliard of Swimtime Pools also joined the show and shared how the in-ground pool industry has changed and improved since his father founded Swimtime Pools in the 1980s. He talked about the ways Swimtime customizes every pool to fit the family and the house, innovative technology for maintaining pools, and the impact of the pandemic on their business. North Fulton Business Radio is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Ryan McShane, AVP, Commercial Banking, Renasant Bank
Other than a 4-year stint in Milledgeville to obtain a business degree from Georgia College and a 3-year stint in Birmingham, AL, Ryan has lived in Metro Atlanta since he was born. He started his career in corporate sales in telecommunications and eventually moved into banking as an analyst for a Metro Atlanta community bank that was later acquired by Renasant. He has been with Renasant since 2015 and works as a commercial banker assisting clients with financial services and commercial loans for real estate, equipment, working capital, business acquisitions, and more.
Thirty years before Elvis Presley’s birth put Tupelo, Mississippi, on the map, a group of prominent businessmen from Lee County joined together to form The Peoples Bank & Trust Company, which would one day become Renasant Bank. Through perseverance, leadership, and commitment to their communities, Renasant Bank has withstood the Bankers’ Panic of 1907, the 1929 National Bank Holiday” along with many economic cycles. In 2010 and 2011, Renasant acquired Crescent Bank and Trust of Jasper and American Bank and Trust of Roswell through FDIC banking transactions. This gave Renasant 13 locations in the North Georgia and suburban Atlanta markets. In 2016, Renasant acquired KeyWorth Bank and in 2018 Renasant acquired Brand Bank.
Today, Renasant Bank has 30 branches in North Georgia and more than $3 Billion in assets. Renasant operates more than 200 locations in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida and has approximately $13.9 Billion in assets. Their vision is to be the financial services advisor and provider of choice in each community they serve.
Jimmy Hilliard, Owner, Swimtime Pools
The Hilliard family has been a part of the Atlanta swimming pool industry for more than 35 years. Started by Jim Sr., the business has grown to include a second-generation (Jimmy & Doc Hilliard) and now a third-generation. Sure, pool trends and technology have changed over the years, but one thing has remained the same – their commitment to going above and beyond for their customers and their employees!
Swimtime Pools is a full-service pool company with services that include new pool construction, pool repair, and renovations as well as routine pool maintenance. They want to take care of your pool needs, so you can spend more time enjoying your backyard getaway!
They want to earn your business. And then they intend to keep it by being dependable, knowledgeable, honest, and fair in everything we do.
They treat their employees just as well as they treat their customers. Each winter, their repair technicians attend technical training classes provided by the major manufacturers. They stay up-to-date on the latest technology, so they can use that knowledge to keep your pool operating its best. Most of their repair technicians have been with Swimtime at least 10 years; in fact, some of them have now brought their sons into the business.
Swimtime Pools has earned the distinction of being both a Professional Certified Builder and Certified Services Technician by the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals. These distinctions represent our ongoing commitment to quality, safety, and training.
They invite you to talk to our current customers, read our reviews and testimonials. Then give them a call for a free consultation and estimate.
They look forward to meeting you and becoming the best contractor you’ve ever worked with.
North Fulton Business Radio is hosted by John Ray, and broadcast and produced from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
Renasant Bank has humble roots, starting in 1904 as a $100,000 bank in a Lee County, Mississippi, bakery. Since then, Renasant has grown to become one of the Southeast’s strongest financial institutions with over $13 billion in assets and more than 190 banking, lending, wealth management and financial services offices in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. All of Renasant’s success stems from each of their banker’s commitment to investing in their communities as a way of better understanding the people they serve. At Renasant Bank, they understand you because they work and live alongside you every day.