Team Member Testimonials

May 2016

My best year ever—in 10 years of being in the business—working for a bank was $15 million, of which 50% was refinances. My first full year with Cornerstone was $25 million at 95% purchase. This year I will close $40-50 million, 95% purchase. Thank you for building such an awesome company. Looking forward to top producer trip this year, and from there growing to the $100 million a year club.
-Chris Davis, Loan Officer

It never ceases to amaze me how special you continue to make us all feel. I appreciate so much everything that Cornerstone represents, and I’m so happy to be a part of such a dynamic company! I can’t believe it’s already been 5 years. How time flies when you’re with the very best!
-Angie Haag, Senior Loan Officer

I wanted to send a SPECIAL “Thank you” to each and EVERY one of you who have worked SO hard (and continue to) to make our transition to our new Cornerstone family a smooth one! You have gone above and BEYOND, and we are beyond grateful! For years I have heard about the Cornerstone family from Marc, Judy, Andrina, Gene, Jim and others . . . and I will tell you every single thing they have said is 100% TRUE! You guys are committed to excellence, taking care of people, and making them feel at HOME - and it shows in EVERYTHING you do. Thank you for going the extra mile for us during a challenging time: your commitment to honoring God shows every time you extend your heart (and your hands) to us, and we are blessed as a result. Many thanks for making it possible for us to touch lives through you. Please don’t ever forget what a difference you make!
-Lori Richardson, Vice President, & Team

I have never worked for a company that cared so much about its employees. It really shows within the little time I have been here. I look forward to coming to work every day. I also enjoyed reading the Cornerstone story; it was very insightful and inspiring.
- Jamie Romero, Ops Support

Cornerstone has been such a big part of my life, and I personally thank you for your kindness and love.
-Maddie Barksdale

I’m blessed to be here.
-Michele Kehres, Compliance

I had breakfast this morning with an former work colleague from my past, and as I sat there listening to him describe his new company and fellow employees, I said a silent prayer thanking God for each one of you because I was reminded of how unique our culture is at Cornerstone and how, without each of you and your leadership, none of us would have the opportunity to do what we do, much less be able to work in an environment where we are supported and loved. You all are the best leaders in the world.
-Tom Lott, National Talent Acquisition Director

Thank you so much. I am very excited for the opportunity to grow with Cornerstone.
-Rebecca Stallings, Processing

I really do like the culture here.
-Pete Stoughton, Information Technology

I feel extremely blessed to work for this amazing company and only see good things to come.
-Brianne Snell, Processor

I receive a lot of thank you notes and emails after closing, but this one really touched my heart (Maybe because it’s been a rough week). 

“Good morning, Denise - The level of service provided by Cornerstone has actually surpassed my expectations! Thank you for helping us purchase our new home. I appreciate your efforts and, especially, your positive and problem-solving attitude as purchasing a house can be a stressful experience. I will definitely come to you for my future lending needs, and I will not hesitate to strongly recommend you to friends and colleagues. I also want to thank my realtor for recommending Cornerstone. Working with Cornerstone was a very good experience.”

This is why I LOVE what I do. I am blessed beyond measure to work for an amazing company that employs amazing people that share the same passion that I do. There are so many caring hearts involved in the process of making a family’s dream of home ownership possible. I am so grateful for each and every one of them. I am especially grateful for you two who made Cornerstone what it is. I can’t tell you how honored that I am to a part of the Cornerstone family. I hope this email makes your day even better, as it has mine.
-Denise Druzbik King, Loan Officer

I’m very excited to be a part of the family!!
-Kristin Peet, Transaction Coordinator

Kristin Peet, Transaction Coordinator
-Katie Wright, Closing Assistant

It’s nice to have what I do be appreciated. I am fortunate to work for a great company with wonderful leaders and a terrific supervisor like Susan Barnhill.
-Henry Salomon, Trainer

Henry Salomon, Trainer
-Virginia Schlect, Fair Lending Analyst

I am excited about the opportunity being afforded to me to give and support my team-mates in a time of need, and I submitted my form to HR on last week to participate as a Cornerstone Care donor. I am honored to be a part of a company that genuinely cares and supports its associates. Thanks for offering programs such as this.
-Toinette Cole, Ops Support

Thank you for all you do for all us out here in the field. God bless you both.
-Sandi Arthur, Branch Manager l Senior Loan Officer

Couldn’t work for a better company!
-Couldn’t work for a better company!

It is an honor to be a part of the Cornerstone family once again (although I feel like I have always been a part of the family). I still have to pinch myself to remind me that the opportunity I have been afforded is real. So many companies fail to share their successes with their employees, but you two go out of your way to make each and every employee feel special and appreciated. I cannot say enough how much of an honor it is to be back with the family and to represent our mission and vision proudly. Thank you for making this company great.
-Stephen Belcher, Production Associate

Thank you both so much for the acknowledgement of hard work. It is a good feeling to know that what I do is appreciated by others, including top management.
-Leslie Lippert, Loan Coordinator

I am truly blessed to work for such a GREAT company!
-Kim Gitautis, Processing Assistant

I just received an awesome gift card from both of you guys. I just want to say thanks so much for the gift and allowing me to work for such a great company you guys have created!
-Don Gibbons, Branch Manager

Thank you for the gift! You guys just keep making this job better and better!
-Helen Miller, Transaction Coordinator

It has been a wonderful six years here! I hope to have many more anniversaries with Cornerstone!
-Terry York, Underwriter

It is very hard to explain how a simple “Thank you” can go so far.
-Cathy Brogan, Business Development

It is amazing how generous this company is to its employees. I am glad I have the opportunity to work here.
-Rebecca Packer, Underwriter

Thank you for the acknowledgement I received today thanking me for my hard work. I feel so blessed to work for a company that appreciates its employees. I am so appreciative of this nice gesture. Thank you very much.
-Marci Green, Underwriter

Thanks for making Cornerstone a fantastic place to work!
-Scott Peterson, Senior Residential Mortgage Lender

Scott Peterson, Senior Residential Mortgage Lender
-Debra Waskom, Branch Operations Manager

Thank you very much for the card I received today. Very generous of you, and I thank you very much.
-Kevin P. Sullivan, Branch Manager

It is so nice to work for a company that does the “little things” in a BIG way. Thank you, Marc.
-Theresa Rome, Administrative Assistant

You two never cease to amaze me. It’s a wonderful thing to be appreciated, and I will never take for granted what we have here at Cornerstone. We are blessed to be here.
-Michelle Keating, Senior Loan Processor

Michelle Keating, Senior Loan Processor
-Patricia Ahmad, Senior Mortgage Professional

CHL is a wonderful place to work: many opportunities and blessings have come my way here.
-Diane Rivera, Director of Condo Review

I am totally blessed to be a part of the Cornerstone Family.
-Judith Amador, Production

I appreciate the opportunity to be part of something special here at Cornerstone!
-Gene Humphries, Division President

I am blessed with the opportunities I have been given and will always promise to be a good steward of those opportunities.
-Jim Hunter, Division Senior Vice President – Production

I am beyond excited to start working and to be a part of such a great company. Everyone has been great and very friendly to me so far. Thank you for the information that I will have at my fingertips. I am definitely going to frame the company’s mission statement and place it on my desk.
-Alex Staples, Loan Officer

I am so thankful to be part of such an amazing family here! Cornerstone has been so helpful and I couldn’t imagine having a better support system. Thank you again for everything!
-I am so thankful to be part of such an amazing family here! Cornerstone has been so helpful and I couldn’t imagine having a better support system. Thank you again for everything!

It’s been a great three years!
-Shawna Abbott, Transaction Coordinator

Cornerstone has been a great place to work.
-Danielle Thoke, Loan Officer Assistant

I’m thrilled to be here and proud to be a member of the Cornerstone family.
-Tiffany Wilder, Processor

I’m happy to be working at Cornerstone.
-Jensid Alvarez, Business Development Manager

I am very blessed to be part of such an awesome organization.
-Mary Ann Branch, Underwriter

I’m so grateful to have found such an awesome work family.
-I’m so grateful to have found such an awesome work family.

Thank you for the recognition. I couldn’t imagine working for a better company: I truly feel blessed to a part of such a great culture of friends and family.
- Cody Hart, Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis

I appreciate working for you and Cornerstone. It’s a great joy and pleasure.
-Kerry Day, Mortgage Advisor

I absolutely love it here. It is a wonderful company, and you set a great example of what leadership is all about.
-Beth Coe, Jumbo Underwriter

I am beyond blessed to have my work family here at Cornerstone and really love all that you do for me.
-Lana Ewing, Vice-President /Regional Production Manager

It is truly a blessing to be able to work here at Cornerstone.
-Zack Ferrier, Loan Officer

What a great honor to work for Cornerstone, and what a privilege to work alongside with an amazing team! I also wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for sending us the book Living Forward. It is an astonishing book that has changed my way of thinking.
-Brenda Flores, Loan Officer Assistant

Happy to be here and looking forward for FOUR MORE YEARS!
-Oscar Chow, Area Manager/Business Development Manager

Counting my blessings as being a part of this team! Even with as many employees as there are, you always make every person feel important!
-Sandy Elliott, Underwriting Regional Support Analyst

Thank you very much for the opportunity to have a place in the Cornerstone Family for over a decade now for our team, my family, and me.

I appreciate you both, your leadership and the company/culture that you have created. I am thankful that I made the correct choice to move my company to Cornerstone 5 years ago. After meeting you both, I understand why Gene and Jim made the same decision. The next 5 will be even more exciting!
-Michael Landis, Regional HBM Director

I enjoy working at Cornerstone and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.
-Michelle Shaw, Operations Manager

It is great to be part of the Cornerstone team, and I really enjoyed meeting you at our Sales Seminar in April.
-Rich Hall, Branch Manager/Mortgage Advisor

I am very happy to be a part of this company! Jay Jenner, Jim Hunter and Gene Humphries are awesome to work with.
-Sue Place, Certified Mortgage Lender

I have truly been blessed working for such a great company!
-Sherri Jacques, Loan Operations

I just wanted to thank you very much for “Employee Appreciation Day.” The massage was very much needed, and I’m very grateful. The food was great, too.
-Teresa Dunn, Closing Coordinator

So grateful to be here!
-Joan Bivins, Underwriter

I appreciate all that you do for your employees.
-Lisa Kassuba, Senior Loan Officer

I appreciate the opportunity to work with the Cornerstone family!
-Patricia Bruce, Underwriter

Joining the Cornerstone team has been one of the smartest decisions I’ve ever made. The past 6 months have been trying times for my family, but the people at Cornerstone have provided me more understanding, support, and respect than I ever could have hoped for. I sincerely thank you for fostering that kind of culture here. I hope to be here for many years to come and will do my best to provide as much to this company as you all have to me!
-Michael Grant, Network Analyst—Information Technology

It is a pleasure and honor to work for Cornerstone. I love this company so much.
-Gayle Ryan, Underwriting Support Specialist

I am excited to be a part of the Cornerstone Family.
-Linda Maynard, Transaction Coordinator

Never had a CEO reach out to me personally. This is awesome! Truly excited to be working for such a remarkable company!
-Philo Nakachwa, Loan Processor

Thank you so much for the welcome. I have been pleasantly surprised and thoroughly grateful for the warm welcome I have received since beginning last week. Everyone has gone above and beyond to help me acclimate and learn the new systems and procedures. I look forward to working as part of the Cornerstone Team!
-Rebecca Eder, Loan Officer Assistant

I feel so blessed to be a part of the Cornerstone family!
-Morgan Hodsdon, Assistant Processor

Thank you for being awesome. It is great knowing that the company you have built, Marc and Judy, cares so much for its employees. I feel appreciated.
-Diana Sanchez, Loan Officer

I have recently joined the Cornerstone Home Lending team in Boulder, Colorado. The transition has been such a positive experience with the management team and the support staff. I have asked myself more than once: “Is this for real?” it has actually been fun to come to work. Cornerstone provides so many tools and support systems to help the loan officers serve our clients at a very high level of professionalism. I am looking forward to having a very successful year (and for many more after that). I so love the story of how you and Judy were led to start Cornerstone. I have actually shared the story with a couple of my real estate agents who totally understand that story. Thank you so much for the opportunity to join Cornerstone, and I hope that I will be a positive addition to the company.
-Karen Dee, Senior Mortgage Loan Officer

It is amazing to work for a company that cares enough to do things as a surprise. I am so proud to work for Cornerstone Home Lending and cannot say enough good things about our leadership team! Thank you for all you do.
-Alice Von Seggern, Production Support

I look forward to coming to work every single day with Cornerstone. The people make it the best company I’ve worked for!
-Jeff Barton, Regional IT Manager

Every day here at Cornerstone is a blessing!
-Tolesia Hampton, Regional Operations Manager

I’m enjoying every minute of it!
-Donna Bailey, Payroll Manager

I appreciate all y’all do for us.
-Jessie Pope, Appraisal Coordinator

It is hard to believe I have already been here seven years, but it is true! I just wanted to thank both of you; Judy and Marc, for creating this great company with its great culture and so many talented individuals. It is an honor to work here, and I look forward to my work day, every day.
-It is hard to believe I have already been here seven years, but it is true! I just wanted to thank both of you; Judy and Marc, for creating this great company with its great culture and so many talented individuals. It is an honor to work here, and I look forward to my work day, every day.

I love Cornerstone and look forward to many, many more years together!
-Denise Birdsall, Corporate Paralegal

I am new to Cornerstone and want to thank you for the gift card I received this week. It confirmed some of the reasons I decided to choose Cornerstone. Another reason in my decision making was the video of your sharing the company’s Mission. I love coming to work every day.
-Karen Norlin, Loan Officer

It’s a blessing to be part of this company!
-Nikki Sauve, Senior Loan Officer

Thank you for the welcome. I’m excited about my future with Cornerstone.
-Chryste Fisher, Loan Officer

I am happy to be here!
-Danielle Evans (Facey), Senior Loan Processor

Thank you, Marc, for having me on board with you guys!
-Silvina Matthews, Mortgage Loan Processor

It means a lot to me when I hear from you year after year that we are closing record-breaking numbers on software systems that I have directly designed, overseen the implementation of, deployed, and maintained. This is truly a unique company, as no one, especially in the mortgage industry, has the Enterprise Software Systems Ecosphere that we have built up over the course of a decade. We currently have over 150 software system components we maintain and extend every day to keep the cogs moving in the company, and we are adding new additions every year!

It goes without saying that I am truly grateful that our paths have crossed 10 years ago, but it doesn’t hurt to see it in an email every now and again. Here is to another great decade of productivity!
-Dwayne Rahman, Principal Software Architect