Follow the timeline below to see our growth over the years.

A Bank's Journey

Travel along the memory lanes and milestones of Tri Counties Bank’s growth over time.

Time Line

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 4 decades, we opened traditional and in-store branches in 23 counties, from the Oregon Border to Bakersfield.

Robert H. Stevenson is President/CEO

Mr. Stevenson served as President & CEO of Tri Counties Bank from 1975-1999. He passed away in 2011.

Assets Growth

1975: 21 Number of employees. $1 million total assets.

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 Downtown, 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.

Assets Growth

1985: 132 Number of employees. $173 million total assets.

First ATM and Debit Card

Mastercard and Visa debit cards

New Branches

In the 1990's 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 County National Bank Merger, 1996 Sutter Buttes Savings Bank Merger

Redding Hilltop and Marysville branches acquired

Assets Growth

1995: 230 Number of employees. $603 million total assets.

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

Assets Growth

2005: 661 Number of Employees. $1.8 billion total assets.

More Branches Open

New branches open in Bakersfield, Redding and Colusa

Assets Growth

2011: 755 Number of employees. $2.5 billion total assets.

New Campus Location Opens

Located at the Chico Airport complex, our new Campus location, which houses information technology, operations, call center and training departments, opened.

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.

40th Anniversary

40 Years of Service 1975-2015

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 the year 2016 with total assets of $4.5 billion.

Assets Growth

2017: 1,045 Number of employees. $4.7 billion Total assets.

Roseville Corporate Center Opens

Roseville Corporate Center serves as Tri Counties Bank's new regional headquarters.

Tri Counties Bank celebrates 25 years of being listed on Nasdaq.

Tri Counties Bank executives ring Nasdaq bell to start the trading day.

First National Bank of Northern California Acquisition

2018: 1,200 number of employees. $6.3 billion total assets.

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

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 was able to provide more than 2,900 PPP loans to companies throughout California within a few weeks.