Houston Trust Company’s founding families have roots that trace back to the origins of Texas. They figured prominently in the creation of many iconic Texas and Houston businesses and philanthropic institutions, including Humble Oil, Texaco, the King Ranch, Rice University and Hughes Tool Company.

This history of multi-generational investment in Texas typifies our company culture. It is our nature to look at the big picture and to make steady, clear-eyed, mature decisions influenced not by trends, but by our responsibility to sustain future generations.