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 team members 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 team members have been with Cornerstone for more than a decade
  • Over 500 Loan Officers

Recognitions

2018

  • Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Pinnacle Award 2018, 10 years in a row
  • Best Real Estate Blog 2018 - Fit Small Business
  • Great Place to Work® Best WorkplacesTM in Financial Services and Insurance 2018
  • Marketing Award – Get in the Game (Gold), Muse Creative Awards
  • Marketing Award – Better Way to Mortgage (Rose Gold), Muse Creative Awards
  • Marketing Award – Celebrate Internal Marketing (Rose Gold), Muse Creative Awards

2017

  • Fortune 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity
  • Top Workplaces - Ranked as #2 Among Large Companies in Houston
  • Austin-American Statesman Top Workplace
  • San Antonio Express News Top Workplace
  • The Denver Post Top Workplace
  • The Oklahoman Top Workplace
  • 2017 Champion Donor - Mortgage Banker Association, Opens Doors Foundation
  • Houston Chronicle Top Workplace Leadership Award for Marc Laird, CEO
  • A Houston Chronicle Top Workplace for 8 consecutive years
  • National MI Pinnacle Partner 2017
  • TSAHC Top Originating Mortgage Lender 2017
  • Marketing Award – Internal Communications Video (Gold), American Business Awards
  • Marketing Award – Cornerstone Home Haunting Internal Marketing (Platinum), Hermes Creative Awards
  • Marketing Award – Cornerstone Home Haunting Contest (Platinum), Hermes Creative Awards
  • Marketing Award – Cornerstone Home Haunting Event (Gold), Muse Creative Awards

2016

  • BBB Awards for Excellence
  • Top Workplaces – 7 Years in a Row, The Houston Chronicle
  • Marketing Award – Renovation Loan Packet (Platinum), Hermes Awards
  • Marketing Award – Top Producer Trip - Miami (Gold), Hermes Awards
  • Marketing Award – Halloween Instagram Costume Battle (Gold), Hermes Awards

2015

  • Top Workplaces – 6 Years in a Row, The Houston Chronicle
  • Marketing Award – #ProudTheyServed Campaign (Platinum), Hermes Awards
  • Marketing Award – Survive and Thrive Website (Platinum), Hermes Awards
  • Marketing Award – Video DIY (Platinum), Hermes Awards
  • Marketing Award – Caught in the Act Campaign (Gold), Hermes Awards
  • Marketing Award – Get in the Game (Gold), Hermes Awards
  • Marketing Award – The Home Buying Process Video Animation (Gold), Hermes Awards
  • Marketing Award – Team Member Appreciation Campaign (Platinum), MarCom Awards
  • Marketing Award – Popcorn Recruiting Gift (Platinum), MarCom Awards
  • Marketing Award – Recruiting Campaign (Platinum), MarCom Awards
  • Marketing Award – Boost Your Home’s Value PC (Gold), MarCom Awards
  • Marketing Award – First Time Home Buyer Packet (Gold), MarCom Awards
  • Marketing Award – Social Media Presentation (Gold), MarCom Awards

2014

  • Top Workplaces - 5 Years in a Row, The Houston Chronicle
  • Hall of Honor for Supporting the Military (Homeownership Assistance), Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Marketing Award - #ProudTheyServed Campaign (Platinum), MarCom Awards
  • Marketing Award - Video DIY (Platinum), MarCom Awards
  • Marketing Award – #ProudTheyServed (Gold) – Corporate Social Responsibility, Marcom Awards

2013

  • Top Workplaces – 4 Years in a Row, The Houston Chronicle
  • Celebrated 25th Anniversary of serving homebuyers across the nation
  • Ranked #30 nationally in total loan volume among all home lenders (2013 rankings, Mortgagestats.com)
  • Ranked #10 nationally among independent home lenders (2013 rankings, Mortgagestats.com)
  • Surpassed the 1,000 Team Member mark
  • Added our 100th Team Member to our Wall of Honor that recognizes ten or more years of service with Cornerstone

2012

  • Top Workplaces - 3 Years in a Row, The 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

2011

  • Top Workplaces award - 2 Years in a Row, The Houston Chronicle, 2011
  • 25th mortgage lender (includes banks) in the U.S. based on retail volume (Q-4, 2011 rankings, Mortgagestats.com)
  • TDHCA Lender of the Year

2010

  • Top Workplaces award - The Houston Chronicle, 2010
  • 3rd-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)
  • 25th mortgage lender (includes banks) in the U.S. based on retail volume (Q-3 2010 rankings, Mortgagestats.com)

2009

  • Largest independent mortgage company in Texas, National Mortgage News (September 2009)
  • Top 30 National Lender, National Mortgage News (September 2009)

 

 
 

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dmaher@houseloan.com | Office: 303.536.4028 | Fax: 866.608.4512
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