[Centennial, CO] – Eric Kulbe, regional manager for Guild Mortgage Co., one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the U.S., has been ranked as one of Scotsman Guide’s 2016 Top Originators. Guild was named third for companies with the most ranked originators on the top volume list.
The Top Originators list honors mortgage professionals who have originated the most in top dollar volume, most loans closed, top FHA volume, top VA volume, top HELOC volume, top purchase volume and top refinance volume. More than 3,000 unique entrants from 385 companies participated in the ranking process.
Rankings are based on the above categories and the data is verified through a diligent vetting process. For most loans closed, 300 top originators made the list. Eric was ranked 115 for most loans closed with 418 loans.
“I’m proud of Eric for being recognized by Scotsman Guide as one of the top residential loan officers in the U.S. for loans closed,” said Mary Ann McGarry, president and CEO of Guild Mortgage. “In addition to being top producers, Eric and the Colorado offices have rave reviews from customers.”
Over the last five years, Guild has grown from 75 branches in 16 states to more than 3,700 employees operating from 250 branch, satellite and correspondent offices in 47 states today. The company generated loan volume of $15.9 billion in 2016, up 15% percent from a volume of $13.8 billion in 2015.
Guild has a history of providing first-time homebuyers with a wide range of loan options and personalized service. The company is consistently among the top independent mortgage lenders in the U.S. in terms of purchase loans. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time homebuyers achieve their dream of home ownership, often through government loan programs, to providing jumbo home loans. Guild also specializes in helping active duty and retired military personnel to secure VA loans, which provide 100 percent financing and flexible qualifying standards.
[About Guild Mortgage]
Founded in 1960 when the modern U.S. mortgage industry was just forming, Guild Mortgage Co. is a nationally recognized independent mortgage lender offering a wide range of residential mortgage products and local in-house processing, underwriting and funding. Its collegial and entrepreneurial culture enables it to deliver unsurpassed levels of customer service. Having been through every economic cycle, the company has grown 16-fold since 2008, and now has more than 3,800 employees operating from 250 branch and satellite offices in 25 states. Guild’s highly trained loan professionals are experienced in government-sponsored programs such as FHA, VA, USDA, low down payment assistance programs and other specialized loan programs. The company generated $15.9 billion in loan volume in 2016, as compared to $1 billion in 2008. In addition, Guild services more than 155,000 loans, which totaled $30 billion in 2016, and has correspondent banking relationships with credit unions and community banks in 47 states. (Equal Housing Lender- Company NMLS #3274).
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