Follow the timeline below to see our growth over the years.
A Bank's Journey
Travel along the milestones of Tri Counties Bank’s growth over time.
Our First Branch
The first branch was a mobile facility which opened on March 11, 1975 at the current Chico Pillsbury branch site. During the following 5 decades, we opened traditional and in-store branches in 23 counties, from the Oregon Border to Bakersfield.
Robert H. Steveson is President/CEO
Mr. Steveson served as President & CEO of Tri Counties Bank from 1975 to 1999. He passed away in 2011.
New branch: Chico Park Plaza
The Chico Park Plaza branch opens, which included Headquarters and the Data Center. We also got our first computer!
First Acquisition: Shasta County Bank
Tri Counties Bank expands to Redding, Burney, Cottonwood, Palo Cedro and Fall River Mills
October 27, 1981
TriCo Bancshares is Incorporated
TriCo Bancshares, a holding company with the Bank as its sole subsidiary, was formed.
First ATM and Debit Card
In the 1990s new branches opened in Yuba City, Bakersfield, Sacramento Arden Fair, Beale Air Force Base and Visalia.
First In-Store Branches
Our first in-store branches opened in Red Bluff, Yuba City, Redding, Chico, and Grass Valley.
1994 Country National Bank Merger, 1996 Sutter Buttes Savings Bank Merger
Redding Hilltop and Marysville branches were acquired.
Online Banking and Call Center Established
New Headquarters Building Opens
Our new headquarters building opens at 63 Constitution Dr in Chico.
Rick Smith Becomes President/CEO
17 New Branches
Modesto, Paradise, Oroville, Brentwood, North Natomas, Fresno, Chico/Esplanade, Turlock, Woodland, Lincoln, Roseville/Pleasant Grove, Yuba City/Marketplace, Folsom/Empire Ranch, Antelope, Anderson, Elk Grove
More Branches Open
New branches open in Bakersfield, Redding and Colusa
New Campus Location Opens
Located at the Chico Airport complex, our new Campus location houses information technology, operations, call center and training departments.
North Valley Bank Acquisition
With the acquisition of North Valley Bank, Tri Counties Bank reaches $3.9 billion in assets and over 1,000 employees. Added retail branches in Redding, Shasta City, Weaverville, Crescent City, Eureka, Santa Rosa, Ferndale, McKinleyville, Willits, and Hayfork.
The bank commemorated its 40th anniversary with year round customer, employee and shareholder celebrations.
Now serving communities from the Oregon border to Bakersfield
Tri Counties Bank ended 2016 with total assets of $4.5 billion.
Roseville Corporate Center Opens
Roseville Corporate Center opens as Tri Counties Bank's new regional headquarters.
Tri Counties Bank celebrates 25 years of being listed on Nasdaq.
Tri Counties Bank executives ring the Nasdaq bell to start the trading day.
First National Bank of Northern California Acquisition
Tri Counties Bank enters the Bay Area market with this acquisition, creating Northern California's largest community bank network with assets of over $6 billion.
SBA Cares Act
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)-Round 1
When the COVID-19 pandemic occurred in the spring of 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created to help small businesses keep workers employed. As a SBA preferred lender, Tri Counties Bank provided more than 2,900 PPP loans to companies throughout California within a few weeks. When the program was refunded in early 2021, an additional 1850 loans were origintaed by the bank.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)-Round 2
In January 2021, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reopened with a second round of funding aimed to help small businesses that remained financially impacted by the pandemic.
Valley Republic Bank Acquisition
Tri Counties Bank acquired four branches in Bakersfield and Delano and became the leading community bank in Kern County.