Happy State Bank



About Us


Founded in 1908 as First State Bank, Happy, Texas, the bank operated solely in that community during its first 81 years. In 1990, J. Pat Hickman, Chairman and CEO led a group of investors in forming Happy Bancshares, Inc. as they purchased the bank. The generically named First State Bank changed its name to the unforgettable Happy State Bank in 2002.

In 1990, the bank had six employees overseeing just over $10 million in total assets. Out of the 880 banks in Texas, Happy ranked #812 in asset size. Today the $3.2 billion bank operates 34 branches, one loan production office and the GoldStar Trust Co. in 25 communities with 700 employees, spread from the Texas Panhandle/South Plains to Dallas/Ft. Worth. Of the 475 banks operating in our state today, Happy State Bank is the 18th largest.

The bank has been recognized several times by Bauer Financial, Inc. for its capital strength, loan quality and profitability. For four consecutive years (2014-2017) the bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in the USA by the American Banker newspaper. In 2015, the Independent Community Bankers Association noted that the bank was the 14th fastest growing community bank in the nation over a 20 year period of time.

In his 2015 book, “Non-Negotiable. The Story of Happy State Bank & The Power of Accountability,” author Sam Silverstein documents how the bank's uncompromising corporate culture has fostered the ability to experience record setting growth, provide an excellent return to its shareholders, create a unique and wonderful place to work - all while focused on giving dynamic, personal banking service to its friends, neighbors and customers.


Commercial Real Estate Legal Assistant
Category: Legal Services
Happy State Bank – Fort Worth seeks a Legal Assistant. The Legal Assistant will provide legal assistance and secretarial support to commercial real estate legal counsel, specifically including preparation of commercial real estate loan documents and C&I loan documents.  The Legal Assistant will work with lenders, closers/lending assistants, loan processors and title companies. The ideal candidate ...read more
Contact: Mary Fuentes
Phone:(817) 737-2265
Fax:(817) 570-0450
CSR - Fort Worth Ridgmar Branch
Category: Banking
Happy State Bank - Fort Worth seeks a Customer Service Representative. The ideal candidate must have previous experience in customer service; previous bank experience is preferred. Duties include processing financial transactions for customers, selling negotiable instruments, cross-selling Bank products and services and providing quality customer service. The ideal candidate must have previous ...read more
Contact: Mary Fuentes
Phone:(806) 342-2406
Fax:(806) 358-5176
Mortgage Underwriter - Bedford Branch
Category: Financial Services
Happy State Bank is seeking an experienced Mortgage Underwriter. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of FNMA, FHLMC, FHA, VA, and USDA guidelines; 5 years Retail Underwriting including FHA, VA Convention and Jumbo mortgages; CHUMS certification, required; and LAPP required. Qualified applicants please apply at happybank.com/careers.  EOE/AA/Member FDIC
Contact: Mary Fuentes
Phone:(806) 342-2406
Fax:(806) 358-5176

Rep/Contact Info

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Mr. Russell Pulliam
Senior Vice President - Mortgage
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