Team Member Testimonials

March 2016

Thank you for rescuing me from my former employer. I love working here!
-Wil Harmsen, Loan Officer

The Mission and Values here at Cornerstone are what makes it worthwhile to be here.
-Sean A. Martin, Senior Loan Originator

I have worked with different lenders and brokers in the past, and this is the best lender I’ve work for. I appreciate the opportunity.
-Michael Schwartz, Loan Officer

Thank you for building such a strong foundation that all of us can truly call home. I have personally found the culture, support, and energy of Cornerstone to be an absolutely refreshing change from other companies I have encountered in my past. It is clear to see that your leadership and guidance over the years has built an organization that is living every bit of its mission and vision. I am excited to be a part of such an amazing team, and I feel blessed to be a part of the Cornerstone Family.
-Jennifer Martin, Talent Engagement Manager

I appreciate your long-term dedication and continual commitment to the growth and longevity of Cornerstone! I cannot say enough about the vision you have achieved with this company, truly a world- class entity.
-William R. Burnett, Mortgage Processor

From the bottom of my heart, thank you so very much! You guys are the best!!
-David Hilburn, Professional Mortgage Banker

Such vision 28 years ago to create an independent privately held mortgage company that is second to none in the United States in excellence and top-ranked in volume! Congratulations for creating a culture where people see their future in your vision and executed. I’m glad to be a part of it.
-Julie Piepho, National Operations

My husband jokingly tells people that I love Cornerstone so much, I would work there for free. I’m not there, yet, but I do love this company and the people!
-Terry Frazee, Corporate Administration

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to join such great family at Cornerstone! For the first time since I had my own shop, I’m proud to represent—and I raise my chin when I talk about—Cornerstone. With all the support and help from my region, I am certain that I will accomplish my goals and be successful. I also want to thank Melvin, Chuck, Stu, Mike, as well as Rebecca, Sabrina, Noel, Sherri, Connie, the team at production support, IT, and, last but not least, my great processor Stephanie!
-Jewel Casablanca, Senior Mortgage Consultant

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be joining the CHL family. Lonnie Jenkins spoke so highly of Cornerstone that other companies weren’t even a consideration. Everyone has already been so friendly and helpful. I look forward to getting started. Thanks for the warm welcome.
-Bill Besher, Loan Officer

Thanks for providing the leadership and guidance to be the best that I can be!
- Steve Clark, Senior Loan Officer

It is a pleasure to work for such an amazing company. Thanks for “walking the talk”—it means a lot.
-Penny Kast, Residential Mortgage Lender

I am blessed to work for a company that has this type of culture. Thank you for that opportunity!
-Bret Close, Senior Mortgage Advisor

Thank you for allowing me to be part of the Cornerstone team!
-Angie Orozco, Loan Processor

I love what I do!!!! I am very grateful to work for a company like Cornerstone!
-Bobbi Hamm, Loan Officer

I truly enjoy working for Cornerstone and hope to have many more years ahead!
-Janet Olson, Ops Support

It has been a great four years!
-Alicia Vanderschaaf, Senior Processor

Thank you for the opportunity to work for this fabulous company!
-Peggy Haden, Underwriting Specialist

I certainly know that the monthly Fun Day drawing is not something you have to do.
It certainly puts a smile on my face!
-Marlys Nash, Mortgage Loan Officer

Marlys Nash, Mortgage Loan Officer
-Janet Lester, Loan Officer

So exciting to work for a company that does fun things for their people! THANK YOU.
-Marci Green, Underwriter

Happy to be here!
-Analicia Sotelo, Social Media Marketing

Thank you so much for sharing the Cornerstone story with me. It is inspiring and gives me hope that I have truly found the “home” in which I belong. It is a blessing to help people reach the American dream. Thank you for the people you have placed in this company.
-Andrea Garcia, Retail Mortgage Processor

Just wanted to give you both a shout from the Minnesota tundra! Thank you for creating such a great place to work. I appreciate you both.
-Donnell Kelley, Underwriter

Time sure flies when you are with great people. I appreciate all you do!
-Leslie Bergen, Vice President, Loan Officer

I couldn’t be more excited and absolutely blessed to be part of such an amazing Company. One of the key factors that led me to Cornerstone is not only our dedication to our customers but also our values. “We exist to use and improve upon our God-given talents to make a positive difference to the lives of our employees, customers, shareholders and the people who provide services to us.” It means a lot that our Company truly feels this way and isn’t afraid to show it every day. I’ll proudly display our Vision Statement on my desk.
-Darren Stover, Transaction Coordinator

It has been a pleasure working here at Cornerstone. I look forward to many more years and many more memories.
-Phyllis Teumer, HMDA Specialist

I feel so fortunate to be a part of Cornerstone. I only hope I can contribute a fraction of what you have contributed already to my life.
-Cody Hart, Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis

Thank you for building the incredible Cornerstone family! I take great pride in being a member.
-Diana Cagle, Product & Pricing Manager

Thankful to work for such an amazing company!
-Dawn Couch, Mortgage Loan Processor

It’s been my pleasure to work for your company.
-Ryan Cushman, Real Estate Financial Advisor

I’ve enjoyed the past year and look forward to many more!
-Willie French, Human Resources Director

I just wanted to say thank you, Marc. My first year here has been very enlightening here at Cornerstone. I look forward to many more years here.
-Samuel Naugle, IT/LOS Developer

I could not have asked for a better opportunity than the one I have here at Cornerstone.
-Josh Gonzales, Processor

Thank you for the personal welcome! I started last Monday (March 14th) at 9:00am, and by 10:00am I knew that Cornerstone was a special company. I see signs every day that confirm that I have made one of the best decisions of my life when I decided to join your team. I am extremely proud to be a part of this company.
-Daniel Harkin, Loan Officer

This will be my last year in the mortgage business. After 50 plus years of doing all aspects of mortgage lending, it is time for me to retire. I have enjoyed the time I have been with Cornerstone. It has been one of the best mortgage companies I have ever worked for. Continue to acknowledge your employees. It is one of the best things this company does. I will miss it.
-Jackie Shoblo, Loan Officer

I am so thankful to be here at Cornerstone Home Lending.
-Isabel Bailey, Branch Manager/Senior Mortgage Loan Officer

Thank you for the warm welcome. I’ve watched my brother, Danny, learn and grow over the past few years, and I’m grateful to have joined him in working for this great company.
-Ari Tokar, Loan Officer

I love the story of the beginning of the Cornerstone name: it seems it was meant to be. Thanks again for the warm welcome—I am excited to be here.
-Stella Aguilar, Loan Officer

My Tenth Anniversary is a big achievement, and I am proud to have done it with Cornerstone and all the great people I work with here and at Corporate. I do not think I could work for a better employer.
Thank you again!
-Amy Smith, Senior Loan Closer

It’s an honor to work with such a great company!
-Kyle McCormick, Loan Officer

I have received the two most incredible gifts from you in the last week and want to say, “Thank You.”
Of course, last week we were sent the book Living Forward (my son is reading now; I’m next). And then today I received a birthday card and umbrella. I’m sure you are very busy and probably have an incredible team that takes care of these things but, I just want you to know how much it means to work for a company that treats people like people not employee numbers. I feel Cornerstone has the ‘family feel’ I need in my work environment. And for that, I say, “Thank you!”
-Sharon Torres, Jumbo Underwriter

I appreciate being here and working with such great people!
-Pam Chase, Senior Loan Processor

I look forward to reading Living Forward. I feel blessed to work for a company that sends out positive information to all of its employees.
-Sue Place, Certified Mortgage Lender

It is an honor to be part of a great organization.
-RJ Trevino, Underwriter

I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity to work and grow with this company and for the most exceptional people. Working here has been my pleasure, and I hope to be blessed with many more years. Love my Cornerstone family and cannot imagine myself working anywhere else! Thanks again and cheers to another 5 years!
-Korrie Towery, Licensed Processor

I loved the time in California. Being there helped me so much in getting clearer on what is going to make me happy with my business and learning so much from everyone else. We all have such a wonderful company, and everyone is so helpful and willing to give guidance. Very special.
-Wally Elibiary, Vice President & Certified Mortgage Planner

Quite honestly – the best 9 years of my career!
-Lisa Allison, Residential Mortgage Loan Officer

I really enjoy working here!
-Jennifer Bell, Loan Processor

Thanks for making it such a great place to work!
-Shannon Barnes, Loan Officer

Working for a great company and doing what we do to be such a big part of a customer’s life makes it all worthwhile.
-Gail Sandoval, Loan Processor/Closer

Truly appreciate the support to give us as employees.
-Betty Jatzlau, Loan Processor

I am glad to be a part of this remarkable company.
-Janice Hubbell, Loan Officer

I just wanted to reach out and say, “THANK YOU.” I received my book this weekend. We were out of town, so I have not had a chance to read any of it yet, but I did want to thank you. What an amazing person you are to think about and reach out to all of your employees!
-Rebecca Packer, Underwriter

What an amazing company we work for! Not only do I get an email offering this gift (Living Forward book), but I had instant emails from a few employees saying we should do a book club! Yes, please!
-Rebecca Lorenz, Business Development

I am honored and blessed to be part of Cornerstone. Thank you.
-Donald R Ziegler, Senior Residential Mortgage Lender

I just wanted to acknowledge how much your message for my anniversary meant. I appreciate your taking the time personally to call me. Those small things are what continue to make this company great! At first I was disappointed that I had missed your call, but in that you left a voicemail, I can now listen to it anytime I need a little encouragement. I am thankful and blessed to work here!
-Sabrina Nowling, Regional VP, Marketing & Certified Mortgage Lender

It is always a pleasure to work with Cornerstone.
-Diana Maher, Loan Officer

I appreciate the opportunity to be part of the Cornerstone family!
-Brad Dusek, Senior Residential Mortgage Banker

I am very happy to be here.
-Lisa Holland, Associate Counsel

I really enjoyed the video and the Cornerstone culture that has been extended to me thus far. I look forward to contributing to that culture as much as possible, now and into the future. The team that surrounds you and me are regarded as family in my book. I am certain these relationships that are being built will not only prosper with giving and visions of success, but also help so many additional lives in the process of doing what we do. I would like to extend a personal thank you to you and the company for making me feel right at home with my new family.
-Scott Martin, Loan Officer

I would like to personally thank you for giving the company employees Good Friday off. By having this day off, I am able to fully participate in my churches events that are held for Good Friday, and I have grown personally in my faith because of this opportunity. I just wanted you to know how much it truly means to me and my family. This is an awesome company, and I feel blessed every day when I come to work among some fabulous individuals.
-Janice Corcoran, Loan Processor Assistant

I am really excited to be a part of the CHL family!
-Jennifer Salter, Trainer

I feel warmly welcomed by many. I look forward to discovering the manner in which I “make a positive difference” in the world and workplace within my current position. Bless you!
-Tyler Freeman, Transaction Coordinator

It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to be part of Andy’s team and Cornerstone.
-Amy Mellendorf, Loan Processor

I can’t thank you enough for having me be part of such an amazing team!
-Sara Thompson, Administrative Assistant

Thank you very much! This [monthly gift card anniversary drawing for the employees] is one of the many things that make Cornerstone such a good company to work for!
-Betsy Whitney, Appraisal Coordinator