Where It All Began
Established in 1913, Colonial Trust provided trust services, insurance, and real estate loans to clients for much of the 20th century. In 1989, Wally Barre and Barry Wynn acquired Colonial Trust Company from one of the founding families. Though the company’s ownership changed, the values of integrity, service, and confidentiality have remained the cornerstone.
The Greenville office was opened, and Colonial Trust Advisors was established in 1996. Bert Barre and Camp Wynn joined the firm in 2001, becoming principals in 2007. The company expanded by opening the Charleston office in 2007. Colonial Trust proudly celebrated its centennial and opened the Columbia office in 2013.
Over the years, Colonial has also deepened
its service offering with dedicated professionals in the areas of financial planning, corporate retirement plan advisory, and family office services.