Crews & Associates

Proven Strong
Since 1979

Crews is a team of dedicated individuals, each with their own unique talents and skills, working together to serve clients in Arkansas and across the country. In 40 years of doing business, we’ve earned a strong reputation nationwide for helping institutions, individuals, and communities navigate markets and exceed their financial goals.

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What We Stand For

Adron Crews, our founder and namesake, believed in three key principles of successful living and working, and he has stressed these principles from the firm's beginning. His "three-legged stool" approach may sound simple, but it is the absolute reason for the firm's success and continued advancement.

  1. Do what's right. The client's needs are placed first. He believed that doing what's right requires integrity, compassion, and accountability.
  2. Treat everyone with respect. Regardless of their position in life, everyone deserves to be treated with professionalism, inclusion, and openness.
  3. Work hard. Mr. Crews was fond of saying he didn't mind his employees working half-days. He would ask, "Which 12 hours do you want to work?" He demanded teamwork, drive, and flexibility.
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Services & Specialties

Investments

Investments

Through our sales and trading team we work with institutional and individual clients all across the country helping them execute their investment strategies through access to our products and trade ideas. With an average yearly trade volume of $15+ billion, we've made fixed income our specialty.

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Financing

Financing

Through our Capital Markets team we help our clients access capital through the bond market to build needed infrastructure as our communities grow. We may serve as underwriter, financial advisor, placement agent, or lessor based on the needs of the client.

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The Difference

The Difference

Crews is unique. With a family atmosphere and Arkansas roots - we make sure work is fun and that our clients' success is the priority. Finding overlooked value in the market for our investors or solving complex financing needs of a client just comes natural. And, we look forward to it every day.

Leadership

Dennis Clay, CEO — Crews & Associates, Inc

Leadership

Dennis Clay, chief executive officer, drives the strategic direction and operational performance of the Crews team as it assists clients in Arkansas and across the country in navigating financial markets. Dennis and the team adhere to the guiding principles of stewardship and service while delivering reliable value to investors and bond issuers. This commitment to reliability positions the organization to deliver consistent performance long-term. With more than 30 years of experience, Dennis is a veteran of the financial services industry. Before becoming CEO in 2020, he was head of sales and trading. Dennis’ expertise and vast knowledge allows us to serve the financial needs of clients in all levels of government, business and private industry.

Dennis Clay, chief executive officer, drives the strategic direction and operational performance of the Crews team as it assists clients in Arkansas and across the country in navigating financial markets. Dennis and the team adhere to the guiding principles of stewardship and service while delivering reliable value to investors and bond issuers. This commitment to reliability positions the organization to deliver consistent performance long-term.

With more than 30 years of experience, Dennis is a veteran of the financial services industry. Before becoming CEO in 2020, he was head of sales and trading. Dennis’ expertise and vast knowledge allows us to serve the financial needs of clients in all levels of government, business and private industry.

Becoming A First Security Company

Based in Searcy, Arkansas, privately-held First Security has the most complete and diverse product offering of any Arkansas-based financial services holding company. Supported by the strength of $1.3+ billion in total capital and $6+ billion in assets, First Security can meet any financing need – right here in Arkansas.

With 1,000+ employees covering locations throughout the state, we offer solutions for the financial needs of individuals, businesses and the public sector, including a network of local community banks, respected investment banking and wealth management services, public finance, real estate development and revitalization, leasing and mortgage services.

Based in Searcy, Arkansas, privately-held First Security has the most complete and diverse product offering of any Arkansas-based financial services holding company. Supported by the strength of $1.3+ billion in total capital and $6+ billion in assets, First Security can meet any financing need – right here in Arkansas.

With 1,000+ employees covering locations throughout the state, we offer solutions for the financial needs of individuals, businesses and the public sector, including a network of local community banks, respected investment banking and wealth management services, public finance, real estate development and revitalization, leasing and mortgage services.

Becoming A First Security Company

Reynie Rutledge, President and CEO of First Security.

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