BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(Churchill Mortgage, a leader in the mortgage industry providing conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 26 states, enters 2013 realizing significant corporate growth, ending its twentieth year in business with a record-setting $1 billion in loans closed.)--
“Churchill Mortgage’s twentieth anniversary was monumental. We made significant additions to our staff, expanded into new markets and formed strategic partnerships to offer exceptional services and benefits to more borrowers”
The lender ended the year with more than 6,000 mortgage loans originated. Churchill further supported its lending business by delivering more than 60,000 of its free educational reports as of 2012, guiding individuals through the various stages of home ownership.
With the new year underway, Churchill Mortgage plans to build from its impressive 2012 expansion where it opened branches in more than a dozen new communities across the nation, recruited nearly 80 employees and promoted several others (adding more than 480 years of combined industry experience). Also strengthening recruitment efforts, the lender recently partnered with Ron Quintero, CEO of the Real Estate Radio Network, to recruit, train, motivate and retain loan officers through the lender’s new employment portal, www.JoinChurchill.com.
The lender continues to be dedicated to cultivating young talent in Middle Tennessee. In 2012, Churchill introduced a new training program for recent college graduates, a customized program aimed to help prepare young professionals for long-term careers, whether within the company or elsewhere. The lender also announced its Young Entrepreneurs program, in which individuals under the age of thirty had an opportunity to submit business ideas for a chance to win more than $35,000 in cash and prizes to help fund a new business.
Churchill led the industry in 2012 by refocusing the borrower experience around individual life goals and financial freedom. By partnering with Mortgage Coach and employing its EDGE video and web presentation technology, the lender delivers loan options with unmatched clarity to all prospective borrowers, helping them to make confident, informed decisions. Churchill and Mortgage Coach are working to reshape the mortgage experience by providing consistent first-class service, tailored to help borrowers achieve rapid debt freedom at every branch.
Another key partnership established in 2012, Churchill collaborated with Mortgagebot® to accept online mortgage loan applications via an integrated point-of-sale solution (IPOS). In addition to the Middle Tennessee market, Churchill announced that they are now using the innovative Home Buyers Marketing, Inc. (HBM®) program in South Carolina to offer a more streamlined approach to matching loan products and homes with borrowers.
Additionally, Churchill was named a finalist for Nashville’s “Best in Business” by the Nashville Business Journal, which also recognized Matthew C. Clarke, Churchill’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer, as a finalist of the 2012 CFO Awards. Furthermore, Churchill Mortgage helped provide more than $500,000 in donations to dozens of charities and organizations last year to benefit children and local communities of its branch locations.
“Churchill Mortgage’s twentieth anniversary was monumental. We made significant additions to our staff, expanded into new markets and formed strategic partnerships to offer exceptional services and benefits to more borrowers,” said Mike Hardwick, founder and president of Churchill Mortgage. “Entering 2013, we are focused on growing our origination platform and offering services in new markets. We aim to deliver solid financial advice consistent with our consultative approach to lending, and with nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Dave Ramsey’s sound principals, who has exclusively endorsed Churchill for the past 20 years.”
Churchill celebrated its twentieth anniversary with a grand event at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. More than 430 guests attended the evening reception, which featured performances by songwriter Jamie Paul, renowned jazz musician Sam Levine and the local Christ Church Choir.
About Churchill Mortgage
Founded in 1992, Churchill Mortgage is a prominent and financially sound leader in the mortgage industry, providing conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 26 states. Unique within the industry, it is the only mortgage lender endorsed by nationally syndicated radio personality and personal finance expert and author, Dave Ramsey. Through its consultative approach to lending and strong commitment to local communities, the lender focuses on the right loan product for each borrower, providing the education and tools necessary to ensure borrowers’ financial stability. For more information about Churchill Mortgage, visit www.churchillmortgage.com or follow them on Twitter @ChurchillMtg and Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchillmortgage.