Returning from World War II, James S. DuBose founded Fort Worth Mortgage (now Colonial National Mortgage) in 1952 to provide residential home loans to the growing post-war communities of North Central Texas.
A two-man shop grew steadily over the next 20 years, fueled by DuBose's enthusiasm and relentless focus on one goal: delivering the most competitive home loans with the most personal service.
In 1972, DuBose
purchased Colonial Savings
, a Savings & Loan
located in Lewisville, Texas.
now had an expanded financial portfolio with which to operate and he
took immediate action.
After moving Colonial Savings
to Fort Worth, he
expanded the company to originate mortgages throughout the Southwest and beyond.
At the same time, DuBose
recognized the value of integrating the services he
By offering banking, mortgages and insurance under one corporate roof, he
customers a more convenient method for handling their personal finances.
The concept flourished.
In stark contrast to many financial institutions that failed during the 1980s, Colonial Savings
Guided by a conservative approach and sound financial management, DuBose
focus on single-family home loans, personal banking and insurance services while others chased speculative opportunities.
emerged from the turbulent 80s stronger than ever, making James S. DuBose
a legend in the financial industry.