When Brentwood Bank began in 1922, the only constant was its commitment to the community. Back then, the bank didn’t have a permanent home. Instead, we served the financial needs of South Hills mill workers by hopscotching between local businesses. But that was no picnic. When one shop unexpectedly closed for the day, Brentwood Bank’s founders were left scrambling. Refusing to disappoint their hardworking customers, they used a wooden plank and an orange crate as a makeshift bank counter. It was decidedly short on ambiance. But the commitment spoke volumes.
And through all of us at Brentwood Bank, it still does. The plank and orange crate are long gone. But that “whatever-it-takes” attitude for those we serve still remains strong. We take a genuine interest in each and every customer, developing personalized solutions that can only come from a trusted financial neighbor.
This belief has allowed the communities we serve, and the individuals, businesses, municipalities and not-for-profits within them, to grow and flourish. And it’s allowed us to grow, too. Today, Brentwood Bank operates five offices in the Pittsburgh area: one each in Brentwood, Bridgeville and Beaver and two in Bethel Park. Plus, we take our commitment on the road with a novel mobile branch that serves customers in independent senior living communities.
From a sheer footprint, we’ll never be the biggest bank in Pittsburgh. But that’s okay. If the depth of our commitment and the gratitude of our customers are any indication, we’re satisfied with being the best.
We think the guys behind the plank and orange crate would be proud.