United Bankshares is a bank holding company headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia with operations in West Virginia, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and South Carolina in the United States.
Based on total deposits, United-Bank is the largest bank headquartered in West Virginia and the 2nd largest bank operating in West Virginia, after Trust Financial. It is the 8th largest bank operating in Virginia and the 10th largest bank operating in the District of Columbia.
At United-Bank, we value all of the relationships we have built since 1839. We are committed to providing each relationship with an unmatched level of service. While we offer competitive products, services, rates, and technology, the level of service we provide and our commitment to building relationships is what sets us apart from our competitors.
United-Bank isn’t just growing to get bigger. We are growing to satisfy the continued demand for a bank that focuses on service. With 222 full-service banking locations, 22 loan origination offices, and over 3,000 employees, our mix of competitive products, combined with a high level of service and a focus on relationships is an overwhelming value proposition for our customers.
United-Bank is backed by a history of safe, sound, and secure banking practices that have allowed us to navigate through decades of changing economic environments. Because of this, our employees, customers, shareholders, and communities can rely on us to be their banking partners for decades to come.
History of United Bank
The company traces its roots to St. Patrick’s Day 1839, when Northwestern Bank of Virginia opened an office in Parkersburg (now in West Virginia); every St. Patrick’s Day, it gives shamrocks to its customers. That office eventually evolved into Parkersburg National Bank.
In 1982, Parkersburg National began reorganizing as a holding company, United Bankshares. In 1984, United commenced full operations when it acquired Parkersburg National and two other banks. Richard Adams has been chairman and/or CEO of United and its predecessor, Parkersburg National, since 1975.
In 1987, the company became a public company via an initial public offering.
Acquisitions of United-Bank