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It’s been a significant year in the history of the company. On October 2, 2017, we officially changed our company name from WR Starkey Mortgage to Certainty Home Loans in a rebrand aimed at more clearly communicating our promise of delivering confident, on time closings to our customers, realtors and builders.
We expanded into new states – Maryland and the District of Columbia - and saw growth in states where we’ve long been established, especially in Virginia, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina.
We expanded our loan product options by offering reverse mortgages, so now we can provide home financing to buyers at all stages of life, from first-time home buyers to established home buyers looking to purchase or refinance, through to seniors looking to utilize their home’s equity in their retirement.
We renewed our commitment to supporting the communities we serve through our Community Connection program which donated $278,750 to over 160 non-profit organizations.
Mortgage Executive Magazine and National Mortgage Professional Magazine, recognized Certainty Home Loans as a top mortgage employer, which is reflected by our employee tenure being 45% longer than the industry average. Additionally, we invested in the future of our company and industry by graduating seven new loan officers through Certainty University.
Today, we are proud to have still 11 team members who joined the company in our first year, continue to share their knowledge and experience:
John Aspinwall, Director – joined 2/14/00
Sherry Colley, EVP Chief Credit Officer – joined 2/22/2000
Kelly Nelson, Senior Underwriter - joined 2/28/2000
Scott Benson, Director – joined 3/1/2000
Julie Gross, EVP Chief Training Officer – joined 3/1/2000
Adam Pongrass, EVP Chief Risk Officer – joined 3/1/2000
Mel Williams, EVP Corporate Real Estate Manager – joined 4/1/2000
Kimberly Delgado, Closer Coordinator – joined 6/5/2000
Patricia Hall, VP Affinity Lending Manager – joined 8/15/2000
Lou Bobo, Quality Control Auditor - joined 9/11/2000
Jennifer Carter, SVP Post Closing Operations – joined 9/19/2000
As we celebrate our 18th Anniversary, Certainty Home Loans has 369 employees and 45 branches, spread from Colorado, across the Sun Belt and up the East Coast. We’re proud to have helped approximately 170,000 families finance their homes and funding approximately $27 billion dollars in mortgages.
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