About Cornerstone Home Lending

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson Loan Officer

NMLS 451091
1828 State Street | Santa Barbara, California 93101
Branch NMLS 1634396, CARMLA 41DBO-72220

Phone: 805.563.1100
[email protected]

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.

Service. Strength. Stability.

  • Licensed to lend in states, with offices in states
  • Approved and in good standing with
  • In-house processing, underwriting, and funding for streamlined transactions and on-time closings
  • All retail production by Cornerstone-employed Loan Officers
  • Our Loan Officers have access to hundreds of loan products nationwide at ultra-competitive rates, giving you the most value for the mortgage program you choose
  • Team Members – with Loan Officers – who are passionate about serving you
  • Our people have an average industry tenure of , and of Team Members have been with Cornerstone for over a decade
  • Cornerstone's shareholders are also Cornerstone Team Members who are committed to perfecting the home loan process
  • "Top Workplaces" awards for each of the past consecutive years*

*Houston Chronicle Top Workplace Awards

What We Stand For:

Our Mission

We exist to use and improve upon our God-given talents to make a positive difference to the lives of our team members, customers, shareholders and the people who provide services to us.

Our Vision

The Cornerstone Lending Team will be recognized as the nation's best home lender in terms of customer satisfaction, on-time closings, team member retention and reputation among our peers. We will experience significant, sustained, and profitable growth.

We will attract and retain the highest quality people and will empower them through communication, training, and guidance. With hard work, a passionate commitment to excellence, and persistence without exception, we will collectively accomplish something extraordinary that could not have been done individually. We will experience the sheer joy and excitement of building our country's best home-lending entity. We will be respected and admired by our team members, customers, and our peers. We will build the best support systems, utilize the best technologies and surround ourselves with the best people as we accomplish our goals.

We will create a fulfilling workplace where our team members willingly go the extra mile because of the value they provide and their pride of ownership in a job well done. We will be viewed as the most REMARKABLE home lender in America because of our passion for excellence and the important accomplishments we achieve daily. Together, we will systematically build a company that attracts and retains people who reflect Cornerstone's Mission, Vision & Convictions and are energized by helping others. Our team members, customers, shareholders and the people who provide services to us will know, without any doubt, that Cornerstone has made a positive difference in their individual lives.