SPRINGFIELD, MO — February, 2020

Legacy Bank & Trust today announced plans to construct a new 40,000 square-foot corporate headquarters 3250 East Sunshine St. in Springfield, Missouri. Construction on the project will begin in Spring of 2020 with estimated completion in the Summer of 2021. 

“We are excited to strengthen and solidify our presence in the community with a robust physical presence,” said Chris Harlin, Chairman of Legacy Bank & Trust. “This move will improve our service, efficiency and collaboration, while providing a first-class work environment for our associates.” 

The new headquarters building reflects the Bank’s continued growth and success. As one of only three banks in Missouri certified by the U.S. Treasury Department as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Legacy Bank has quickly become a nationally recognized leader in community development and affordable housing lending through their work with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) programs. Additionally, the Bank has a robust commercial lending presence locally and specializes in small business lending with frequent utilization of government guaranteed (USDA & SBA) programs.

“This new facility supports the Bank’s long-term strategic vision of being the region’s premier community development bank and will allow us to further capitalize on Legacy Bank’s momentum in the market,” said John Everett, President and CEO of Legacy Bank and Trust. “The new space will provide a catalyst for reaching our goals and will serve as a tool for recruiting both new business and talent in the area.”   

Legacy Bank and Trust was ranked 16th in the nation by S&P Global Market Intelligence’s ranking of the top 100 U.S. community banks with assets less than $3 billion for 2018; an honor that positions Legacy within the top 1% of Community Banks in the country.  

This building is reflection of the Bank’s culture of striving for the very best in everything we do,” said Brett Magers, Chief Lending Officer, Legacy Bank & Trust. “Our customers and employees alike know there is something special about Legacy Bank, and this facility will provide a tangible space for our culture of innovation and best-in-class service to flourish. 

The new building will include an approximately 1,600 square-foot retail banking space on the first floor along with approximately 4,500 square-foot of customer centered workspace and amenities. The remaining three floors (approximately 30,000 square-foot) will consist of Class A office space that will house the Bank’s centralized operations, executive team and community development divisions.  

“Legacy Bank has the very best team in banking. The classic and functional design of this facility will have a positive impact on the lives of our talented team while providing high-end amenities to better serve the Bank’s Premier small business and individual customers in the region,” said Brandon Taylor, CFO/COO, Legacy Bank & Trust. “We have selected a top-notch team to design and construct this project, and we are excited to see our vision take life.”    

Legacy Bank & Trust selected BRP Architects and BASE Construction to design and build the project. A portion of the Class A office will be available for lease. Ross Murray, President of R.B. Murray Company, is marketing the lease space(s). For leasing information please contact R.B Murray Company @ 417-881-0600 or ross@rbmurray.com   

About Legacy Bank and Trust:

Legacy Bank and Trust was originally founded in 1907. Legacy employs nearly 90 associates across its eight locations. As of the end of 2019, Legacy had total assets of over $300 million. Legacy Bank and Trust is certified by the U.S. Treasury as a Community Financial Development Institution (CDFI). 

For more information about Legacy Bank and Trust’s new headquarters project, please contact John Everett at jeverett@legacybankandtrust.com.