Provident Bank was founded in 1956 by Gordon A. Blunden who was Chairman and CEO for more than 30 years. His son, Craig G. Blunden is currently the CEO and has been with the company for more than 40 years. Provident Bank is the largest independent community bank headquartered in Riverside County and operates on a fundamental concept of providing superior customer service and relevant financial products. We recognize, now more than ever before, that customers have many options to choose from when selecting their primary financial institution and while the industry may be shrinking, the competition for your business is not. Acknowledging this fact requires that Provident Bank be a recognized value-added financial services partner in the communities we serve. Provident Bank is proud to be a member of the greater Riverside area for over 55 years.