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Caring for Our Clients, Our Communities and Each Other

When Gene Pickelman and Larry Preston founded Tri-Star Trust Bank in 2000, they wanted to create a totally different type of wealth management firm – one that not only brings value to clients’ lives, but also values its employees and makes a difference in its communities.

This philosophy has helped us grow to a staff of 34 professionals, managing more than $1 billion in client assets and contributing to more than 140 local nonprofits.

Our Founders

Gene C. Pickelman

Gene C. Pickelman
Director/Founder/President/CFP“It’s all about relationships – with clients, with each other and with our community.”

Larry L. Preston

Larry L. Preston
Director/Founder/CEO/JD“Enhancing the quality of life in the places we work benefits our employees, our clients and those throughout the community.”


“Before Tri-Star, we had used ‘managed accounts.’ The products were generic and ineffective at meeting target investment goals. Now our portfolio is a joint effort, fully customized to our future, and reviewed frequently to make sure we are on track as things change.”