Founded on August 12, 1867, the Bank of Stockton has been serving the Central Valley and surrounding communities for nearly 153 years. The bank’s rich history was built upon strong values that continue to be the guiding principles for the organization today. The bank’s footprint currently spans over nine contiguous counties and is comprised of nineteen branches, including locations in Stockton, Lodi, Tracy, Manteca, Modesto, Turlock, Elk Grove, the Mother Lode, Napa, Brentwood and Fairfield. All nineteen locations hold fast to the founding principles of strength, safety and service with an emphasis on technological innovations to make banking easier. From a suite of cash management products for business clients that’s second to none, to the best in online and mobile banking, Bank of Stockton is a modern bank when it comes to its product offerings, with a touch of old world service and relationships that makes it truly unique. Bank of Stockton is also known for reinvesting back into the communities it serves. The best in customer service has always been a part of the bank’s mission, but so has an unwavering belief in philanthropy to better the communities of their customers. “A good community bank is there for its customers and reinvests back into the communities it serves in the form of loans,” said Doug EberhardtII, President and CEO. As such, the Bank of Stockton is known for being a local lender with local decision-making, as well as involved in the communities in which their branches reside.
In 2015, Bank of Stockton entered the Napa market by acquiring the Napa branch of First Bank. The existing personnel were retained in the acquisition, allowing for a smooth transition. “The Bank of Stockton reminds me of how banking should be,” said Phil Rapp, AVP/Community Branch Manager for the Napa branch, “you walk in here, and everyone knows you. We are all about personalized service and helping our community with the banking products they need.” Rapp has been in banking for over 16 years and with the Bank of Stockton Napa branch since 2015. “I enjoy everything about working here,” he said. “The staff here are like family and the city of Napa is a tight knit community. I enjoy bringing our banking brand to the customers and businesses of Napa.”
Mario Callegari is Vice President of Commercial lending and manages the Bank of Stockton Business Banking Center for the Napa area. “Commercial-Business Banking is not one product fits all. Bank of Stockton understands this and prides itself on getting to know each customer to tailor bank services to meet their individual needs. The Napa Valley has a unique economic environment which requires a bank that is willing to learn and develop with its clients. Our Napa team brings over 45 years of local commercial banking experience to the table and shares a deep commitment to our community.”
The Bank of Stockton’s history stretches back to the end of the Civil War, and has been rich with great stories and achievement. The Bank’s growth and prosperity since 1867 goes well beyond the imagination of its founders. Bank of Stockton’s success can be attributed to a history of sound banking management principles, strong clientele, a dedicated staff and strong Board of Directors. Wherever you find a Bank of Stockton branch, you will be sure to find great people, the best products, a great banking experience, and an organization committed to your community. “It’s not every day that you get to claim the distinction of serving customers for over a century and a half. Our history tells a story of generations of satisfied customers that have allowed us to grow and prosper to meet the banking needs in our markets. Whether you are a business in need of a large commercial loan or a millennial looking for mobile banking with remote deposit, our wide range of products and services are here for you. The best part about it is that we get to know you. We care about our customers and you can put a face to the name here, which is still very important to a lot of customers,” said bank President and CEO, Douglass M. Eberhardt II. Today, Bank of Stockton is entering its 153rd year of banking. At $3.2 billion in assets strong, Bank of Stockton continues to “Withstand the Test of Time” with its unique blend of technology for those who want it and the best in personalized service for those who value a banking relationship.