Since our founding in 1878, NexTier Bank has worked with individuals, families, organizations and businesses in the region to help contribute to economic growth and community enrichment. Four generations of the Irvine family have led NexTier throughout our history.
NexTier Bank's retail locations include 15 branch offices in northern Allegheny, Butler and Armstrong counties in western Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh. In addition NexTier offers:
PO Box 1232, Butler, PA 16003
245 Pittsburgh Road, Butler, PA 16001
Personal Lines Insurance
Commercial and Small Business Insurance
PO Box 588, Butler PA 16003
245 Pittsburgh Road, Suite 200
Butler PA 16001
NexTier Bank, formerly Citizens National Bank of Evans City, was founded in 1878 in Evans City, originally known as Evansburg. Originally named the J & E Dambach Bank, Edward Dambach founded this private bank located on Main Street in Evansburg. Edward Dambach brought with him S. J. Irvine, Sr., to operate the bank. The bank continued as a private organization until 1893 when Edward Dambach, John Rohner, and S. J. Irvine, Sr., applied for and received a state charter. On December 11, 1893, the bank held its first official stockholder meeting and the bank's name was changed to The Citizens Bank of Evansburg.
In 1907, the state bank charter was changed to the present national charter, and S. J. Irvine, Sr., was the first President of The Citizens Bank of Evansburg. At the same time, the bank purchased land on the corner of Main Street for $1,810 and relocated to the current site of our Evans City community office. The vault for this office was purchased for $524, and today it is the oldest bank vault east of the Mississippi.
In 1919, S. J. Irvine, Jr., began his career with the bank at the age of eighteen. He became Secretary of the Board of Directors in 1933 and eventually became President of the bank in 1940, when his father's health had failed.
S. J. Irvine III, NexTier's Chairman of the Board of Directors until 2011, began his career at the bank in 1956. At that time, the large Pittsburgh banks began to move into Butler County through acquisitions, mergers, and "brick and mortar" branches. To maintain an appropriate competitive posture, they wisely decided to expand its trade area in the Butler County region through a series of new branches.
In 1959, the expansion program began and Citizens National Bank was the first bank to open a community office in Pine Township, Wexford, in 1959. Subsequently, offices were opened in Zelienople in 1962, followed by Lyndora in 1963, Butler in 1965, Parker in 1969, Petrolia in 1974, Clearview Mall in Center Township in 1986, Chicora in 1989, Cranberry in 1991, and Moraine Pointe Plaza in 1994, T-Bones in 1995, and Saxonburg in 1997, Sarver in 1999, Slippery Rock in 1999, and Northtowne Square in 1999. In addition to serving the people of Butler County through a growing network of community offices, Citizens National Bank was the first Butler County-headquartered bank to establish a trust department in the community.
In October of 2005, Citizens National Bank of Evans City changed names to NexTier. NexTier is one of few banks that can stand behind its original message of being Locally Owned And Locally Operated. Today, Don Shamey is the CEO. Continuing the tradition of family ownership and values, the Snyder Group, a family-owned business, invested in NexTier as a majority shareholder in April 2011. NexTier’s 160 associates continue to carry out the mission of the bank's founders to serve the financial needs of the people of Butler County.
As the oldest continuous bank in Butler County and the first bank in Evans City, NexTiers' history of safety, soundness, and community involvement spans generations.
The Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PBA) recognized Eileen Collier for reaching the 40-year mark in her career in the banking industry. The PBA also named her a member of the 40-Year Club, comprised of its members who have worked 40 or more years in Pennsylvania’s banking industry.
NexTier Bank earned the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Western Pennsylvania's 2008 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. The annual award goes to businesses within the BBB's 28-county service area that maintain a solid commitment to conducting ethical business practices.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), recognized NexTier Bank for 100 years of distinguished service and contributions to the community when reaching its centennial anniversary as a national bank. NexTier was founded under a state charter in 1876 and became nationally chartered in 1907.
Carol Achezinski was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Carol is the second NexTier associate to receive this honor.
NexTier Bank earned the “Most Community Active Business” award twice from the Butler County Chamber of Commerce.
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania presented NexTier Bank with its Silver Level Leadership Circle Award for NexTier’s contribution toward advancing Junior Achievement’s mission – providing economic education to children in our communities.