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A Tradition of Community Service For Over 50 Years

Tradition Bank is an independent community bank with locations in Bellaire, Alief, The Museum District, The Woodlands and 3 locations in Katy. Rooted in the traditional values of personal service, honesty and integrity, Tradition Bank takes great pride in serving its neighbors and supporting many local activities and organizations. Locally owned and operated, the bank supports the growth of its communities by financing projects to help businesses prosper as well as offering support to local schools, churches and organizations.

Tradition Bank's history dates back to the early 1960s. Pursuing a shared dream to open a true "community" bank in the Houston area, a group of local business leaders, led by Houston attorneys and brothers Charles and Ed Vickery, opened their first bank, The First National Bank of Bellaire, in 1963. Today this Tradition Bank location in Bellaire serves as the home office and operational center for all Tradition Bank locations.

With the success of their first bank in Bellaire, the investors began establishing locations in other areas where their community-based philosophy of banking would continue to meet the needs of the communities they served. Over the years, more locations were opened across Houston and its surrounding areas, including three locations in Katy. 

The bank's senior management consists of Downy Vickery, who has been with the bank since 1980 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board and President of the Grand Parkway location, and Craig Wooten, who has been with the bank since 1971 and serves as CEO and President of the Bellaire location.

The Tradition Bank Family currently consists of the following seven banking centers:


Tradition Bank - Bellaire Opened as the First National Bank of Bellaire in 1963
Tradition Bank - Alief Opened as Alief Alamo Bank in 1980
Tradition Bank - Fry Road Opened as Mayde Creek Bank in 1985
Tradition Bank - Pin Oak Opened as Katy Bank in 1998
Tradition Bank - Grand Parkway Opened in 2001
Tradition Bank - The Woodlands Opened in 2006
Tradition Bank - The Plaza Opened in 2007


By continuing its long standing tradition of community service, the Tradition Bank Family is proud to support all of the communities it serves from both a financial standpoint through donations and from a personal standpoint by volunteering countless hours of service on various committees and boards. Tradition Bank is especially pleased to partner in a number of ways with the school districts, local churches and non-profit organizations that are such an important part of our community.

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