Guaranteed Rate Opens in Delaware; Adds Team of Top-Producing Originators
Newark, Del., July 9, 2019 --- Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the nation, announces the addition of 14 top-producing loan originators to its first office in Delaware. Located in Newark, this new office expands the Company’s existing presence on the East Coast, including the Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New Jersey markets.
“It’s exciting to see such an accomplished group of mortgage experts join us to build upon our presence and momentum in the region,” said John Palmiotto, Chief Retail Production Officer. “This team of 15 is sure to help the people of Delaware get competitive rates, the best service, and the best loan experience in the entire state.”
The new office features 14 experienced professionals who each bring a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the mortgage industry:
- James Chongling, Branch Manager
- Chris Patille, Branch Manager
- Tracy Chongling, Vice President
- Katie Patille, Vice President
- Gary Taylor, Vice President
- Ken Jester, Vice President
- Lewis Winward, Vice President
- Rob Witkowski, Vice President
- Bill Compton, Vice President
- Enoch Kim, Vice President
- Lester Brown, Vice President
- Dimitri Laskaris, Vice President
- Kiara Irby, Mortgage Consultant
- Candy MacDonald, Loan Coordinator
- Stephanie Strickland, Sales Assistant
“We are thrilled to welcome this group of well-respected and seasoned mortgage professionals,” said Regional Manager/Vice President of Mortgage Lending Scott Reise. “I am looking forward to working with them as we continue to ramp up our business in Northern Delaware and the communities surrounding Newark, Wilmington and Dover.”
Since 2000, Guaranteed Rate has delivered competitive pricing, mortgage products and unmatched expertise from its top-producing loan officers, helping thousands of customers move into their dream homes. The Company introduced the market’s first Digital Mortgage, creating an easy-to-understand, transparent loan process, which has led to an industry-leading customer satisfaction rating and exponential growth.
About Guaranteed Rate Companies
The Guaranteed Rate Companies, which includes Guaranteed Rate Inc., and Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, has over 5,000 employees in a total of 700 offices across the U.S and will fund $36 billion in 2019. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Inc. is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States. Founded in 2000 and licensed in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., it has helped homeowners nationwide with home purchase loans and refinances. The company has established itself as an industry leader by introducing innovative technology, offering low rates and delivering unparalleled customer service. 2017 marked the launch of Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage. Collectively, the companies have earned honors and awards including: "Top Lender for Online Service" for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's Top Retail Mortgage Lenders 2018; Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years; and Best Online Lender and Best Lender for FHA Streamline Refinance by NerdWallet in 2019. Visit rate.com for more information.