It’s quite a story: one man earning the trust of his neighbors and building the commitment he felt for his community into a bank. Then, through this bank, helping businesses, individuals, and the surrounding region grow and prosper. Now, four generations later, that bank – Mechanics Bank – remains committed to this founding philosophy that defines who we are and who we will always be.
Now in our fourth generation of family leadership, we remain independent, locally owned, and locally managed. And we remain committed to our founding principle that banking is about people. That’s why we invest in our communities. And that’s why, following in the footsteps of E.M. Downer, we work hard to earn your trust as your financial partner – today and for generations to come.