Thank you for visiting our website and learning about our story.
The Bank of Hemet was founded in 1974 by a group of community leaders who were involved in various businesses, including real estate, auto, agriculture, and engineering. The original mission was to create a "friends and family" bank that was safe and sound, a nice environment for both clients and employees, and a company committed to community. Today, these beliefs still exist, although our community has expanded. While we have six branches throughout the Inland Empire, we are lending in over 35 states. We specialize in providing commercial real estate loans to investors who lease to tenants throughout the United States, including triple net (NNN) properties, mobile home communities, and most income producing real estate. We are also very connected to the business community near our branches, providing financing solutions to them and other small and medium sized businesses.
In addition, we specialize in corporate banking, with an emphasis on serving school districts, cities, non-profit organizations, and middle market businesses requiring treasury management services. While we will always invite clients into our office and continue our high-touch approach, we strive to find user-friendly technology for clients who favor these channels. We consider ourselves a community bank leader in providing technology solutions to our customer base, and we take an active role in educating our client base on subjects such as cybersecurity, network protection, and staying safe online.
Lastly, we pride ourselves on performance, knowing that a consistently high performing and well capitalized bank will always be a safe and sound bank. Over the last 15 years we have received a number of state and national awards and because we never deviated from our business plan, remained successful even during the Great Recession, when many other banks either failed or received government (TARP) funds.
Our plan is to continue operating as a technology-focused community bank, to expand our lending footprint nationally, and to take care of our employees, clients, shareholders, and our community. We see a wonderful future and sure hope you're a part of it.