About Us - Our History

Three of the Bank of Mansfield's original stockholders G.W. Freeman, Georg B. Freeman, and Pete Freeman at work in the original building in Mansfield.

HomePride Bank is your hometown bank, offering a full line of consumer and business banking products and services.

We’re a community bank; locally owned and managed. The present board consists of Jane Coday, Dale Freeman, Mike Roberts, Chris Miller, Jim Coker, and Joe Coday, CEO- who is the great-great grandson of our founder, G.W. Freeman.

Originally founded as The Bank of Mansfield and now chartered as HomePride Bank. HomePride Bank was established in 1892, and is the oldest business in Mansfield, Missouri.  We have expanded beyond Mansfield, adding locations in Fordland, Norwood, Seymour, and Ava.

G.W. Freeman, George B. Freeman, and Pete Freeman at work in the original bank building. The new bank, built in 1917 was constructed adjacent to the original site.Our founders believed that a strong bank was essential for a thriving community.  It was so important that in 1933, at the time of his death, the bank’s first president, G.W. Freeman pledged a sufficient amount of his own personal assets to ensure that the bank could continue to operate through the Great Depression.

HomePride Bank is now distinguished as the only independent home-owned bank still operating in Wright County.

HomePride Bank has a long history steeped in commitment to both our customers and the communities we serve. Today, we strive to honor and continue that tradition. We’re proud to be local community bankers, hometown supporters, and partners in the progress of our region.

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