Our Company
About Cornerstone

Cornerstone is a full-service mortgage banker. We offer a variety of mortgage options, home loan programs, and competitive pricing from a wide range of national investors. With in-house processing, underwriting, and funding, Cornerstone is 100% committed to on-time closings and satisfying home-financing experiences.

We look forward to serving you!

Simply Remarkable Financing

Since 1988, Cornerstone has made a positive difference in people’s lives. Our staff of caring, seasoned mortgage professionals is passionate about helping people become homeowners.

Founded by Marc N. Laird and Judy Belanger in Houston, Texas, Cornerstone has steadily grown into one of the largest privately-held mortgage companies in the country.

Cornerstone by the Numbers

* 2013 National Rankings - Mortgagestats.com

COMPANY FACTS

Stability

  • Founded in 1988, based in Houston, Texas
  • Industry-wide reputation for integrity, high-trust customer service and on-time closings
  • Average industry tenure of employees is 12.3 years

Strength

  • Over 100 branches in 21 states
  • Licensed to lend in 40 states
  • Former subsidiary of a national bank (2000 – 2006)

Service

  • Approved and in good standing with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and FHA/VA
  • All retail production by Cornerstone-employed Loan Officers
  • Over 10% of our employees have been with Cornerstone for more than a decade
  • Over 500 Loan Officers

Recognitions


2009

  • Largest independent mortgage company in Texas, National Mortgage News (September 2009)
  • Seventh-largest in the U.S., National Mortgage News (September 2009)
  • Top 30 National Lender, National Mortgage News (September 2009)
  • Fifth-largest independent lender in Houston, Houston Business Journal

2010

  • Houston Chronicle Top Workplaces - #13 for mid-sized companies
  • Third-largest mortgage company in Northern Colorado, Northern Colorado Business Report
  • Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) Lender of the Year for First Time Homebuyer Program
  • Ranked 10th nationally in loan production gains, National Mortgage News (October 2010)
  • 4th non-bank mortgage company in the U.S., National Mortgage News (October 2010)
  • 25th mortgage lender (includes banks) in the U.S. based on retail volume (Q-3 2010 rankings, Mortgagestats.com)

2011

  • Houston Chronicle Top Workplaces - #23 for mid-sized companies
  • 7th non-bank mortgage lender in the U.S. based on retail volume (Q-4, 2011 rankings, Mortgagestats.com)
  • 25th mortgage lender (includes banks) in the U.S. based on retail volume (Q-4, 2011 rankings, Mortgagestats.com)
  • TDHCA Lender of the Year for First Time Homebuyer Program

2012

  • Top Workplaces - #20 for mid-sized companies, Houston Chronicle
  • 12th non-bank mortgage lender in the U.S. based on retail volume (2012 rankings, Mortgagestats.com)
  • 32nd mortgage lender (includes banks) in the U.S. based on retail volume (2012 rankings, Mortgagestats.com)
  • TDHCA Lender of the Year for First-Time Homebuyer Program

2013

  • Celebrated 25 years of serving homebuyers across the nation
  • Launched new brand to unite our company nationwide

 

Contacts:

Marc Laird, Chairman & CEO
Email: mlaird@houseloan.com
Direct: 713.353.7501 

John M. Skoba, Chief Financial Officer
Email: jskoba@houseloan.com
Direct: 713.353.7550