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“We saw the bank was owned
and managed by local
business people. We figured,
good people, good bank.”

CINDY & MIKE ARMSTRONG
Owners Armstrong Olives

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Our Story and Mission

Suncrest Bank was founded in 2008 by a group of Central Valley business leaders and professionals. This group recognized and responded to a critical economic issue at that time – the need to provide financing to local businesses in an extremely weak economy, and at a time the large national Banks, and even many local banks, were cutting off lending and withdrawing from the market. In our first five years, Suncrest put over $100 million into the local economies of Visalia and Porterville, helping small business customers acquire farmland and commercial real estate, finance equipment purchases, inject working capital into their operations, and undertake new construction and development projects.

By committing to local small businesses in this way, and sticking with them during a difficult economic period, our Bank has thrived, grown stronger, and has continued expand to meet the needs of an ever-growing personal and business customer base throughout the Central Valley.

Our Shareholders, Directors, Management and Staff all live and work in the communities we serve. We are proud of our local roots, proud of our local communities, and proud of the role our Bank plays in helping to support and grow local economies. The success of our business is based entirely on keeping our customers money circulating locally, and lending locally to help businesses grow locally. In short, we only succeed when our community succeeds. This is the core value upon which our Bank is built, and why our Mission Statement simply states, "Suncrest Bank: Helping to Build and Sustain Local Communities".