Team Member Testimonials

February 2010

TO: The Closers of Cornerstone Mortgage Company
A HUGE thank you for navigating us through one of the most difficult times our industry has been (and is) experiencing. Your hard work and commitment to protecting our company is most appreciated.
-Marc Laird

Hi Marc,
Just got the birthday gift and card. Thanks very much. I’m honored to work for your company!
-John Schutze

Good Morning, Marc & Judy,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your efforts and support for our 1st annual talent competition. I had a wonderful time and felt like I made many new friends. I am so lucky to work for a company that cares about its employees and treats us like family. I look forward to our future as we grow into the most successful company in the country.
Thank You,

I want to both thank you for providing such an amazing company to work for and tell you how truly blessed I feel to be a part of Cornerstone Mortgage.
With much appreciation and thanks,
-Kristi Lester

I wanted to say thank you to the both of you for allowing such a great company to have an opportunity for such a great production conference.  It was a privilege for me to attend, and I’m so thankful to have met both of you face-to-face, much less enjoy a dinner together!  It was really a wonderful time and I cherish meeting face to face people I work with on a daily basis.
Thank you so much,
-Necole Jacobs

Thank you for the wonderful Operations Conference I was privileged to attend this past weekend everyone was so wonderful, and the information I received during the conference was greatly appreciated (and the Wii door prize was pretty awesome, too!)  I am very blessed to work for such a fantastic company.
Thank you again,
-Nicole Blair

Marc, thank you so much for an amazing conference—it was very rewarding!

Marc, the conference was fantastic! I loved the wonderful presentations, making new friends and seeing old ones, and just having fun.

Thank you, Marc. You always make me feel so good to work at Cornerstone!

The conference was wonderful, enriching and rewarding on both a personal and a professional level. Thank you for making Cornerstone such a wonderful company to work for.

I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your allowing us to come together at the 3rd annual Operations Conference.  Not only do we get to see the people we talk to daily, we come back with new and improved ideas/guidelines that will help us perform our jobs in a uniform manner.  It is always great to be able to talk to others to find out how they handle certain situations and to be able to answer questions they might ask of us, questions they wouldn’t normally ask during the course of their busy day.  And, most importantly, as hard as we work during the normal course of business, to kick back and have fun is so refreshing. Just to let you know, we appreciate all you do for us!
Thank you again!
-Nancy Flory

Hi Marc and Judy,
I just wanted to say thanks for the Ops Conference.  And, special kudos to Diana and Julie for an exceptional job in planning and execution. I could tell from the first week I started that Cornerstone had something special – it is your people!
-Doug Brown

Marc and Judy:
I would like to thank you so much for giving all of the operations people a chance to get together to network and continue our education. I was able to bring 18 employees (from The Woodlands, Houston Memorial, Austin, Mississippi, Georgia) to Houston and offer them tools that they can take back and share with their respective offices.  As a manager, I try to visit all my offices at least once a year in order to have that personal connection. Bringing them to Houston allows them to meet other employees that they normally talk to only through email and over the phone. Putting a face with the voice is so important. Thank you for letting me be the voice and face of Cornerstone Mortgage Company.
The 2010 Ops Conference was awesome!
-Kim McGee

Just wanted to take the time to send you a “Thank You” for the Operations Conference this past weekend.  It was enjoyable and provided a lot of good information! I always enjoy these conferences and love having the opportunity to meet people from other offices that we communicate with but don’t always necessarily know personally. It helps having a chance to put a face to someone we work with outside of our own office.
I look forward to our conferences in the future. Thanks for providing us an opportunity such as this to come together for the betterment of ourselves and Cornerstone Mortgage Company. Tammie Dobrinski
Thank you for the anniversary greeting.  I would like to compliment you on creating a very pleasant work environment.
-Deborah Berry

Good morning,
Thank you for putting on the event last night. It was very nice, and yes, Cornerstone does have talent!
-Paula Metzler, Sr. Loan Processor

Thanks so much, I had a great time, and everyone did such a wonderful job! I am honored to be a part of this family! You guys are fabulous! Thanks so much!
-Paula Barksdale

Mr. Laird
I want to thank you for the opportunity that I have been given at Cornerstone.  I was in another business for 15 years, working for the same company, before making the jump to World Savings 7 years ago. Well, you know all about what happened . . . first with Wachovia and Wells. Now, I’m here with a deep appreciation of this exciting, new financial career. It is not often the Chairman and CEO takes time out of his very busy day to send an email to a new guy, but this is how it has been for me since Day One at Cornerstone. Once again, I am very happy to be here and will work 110% for you and your company every day.
-AL Litzler

Mr. Laird,
I just received my welcome package, and all I can say is WOW! I have worked for Cornerstone Mortgage for 19 business days now, and, in that time I have been so welcomed by everyone here. Everyone from whom I have asked help has done so with such a patient heart and sincerity that it has really taken me aback. I have formed relationships here that I would already consider friendships. The almost daily emails from management regarding tips on FHA, RESPA updates, etc. have left an impression that Cornerstone cares for its employees and that it fosters an environment of learning and constant professional growth. The end of the month was also refreshing: when my team and I had loans that were down to the wire, David and Kathy came over and asked what was closing, what was outstanding on each loan, and, most importantly, how they could help us get our loans clear to close.
Even after I made the decision to work for Cornerstone, I was excited but hesitant. I was not leaving a job where I was unhappy or one in which I did not get along with my boss or co workers: I left because Cornerstone is a more established company that offers better benefits and is closer to my home. In other words, I left for all the logical reasons. I can truly say now, without hesitation, that I have made a wonderful choice. I feel that I have found my home away from home. This is a truly caring company in every aspect. It’s the little things that I have experienced here that have left me with a big impression, and I feel that, like everything else, these kindnesses trickle down from top management. The attitudes and work ethics of the people here all stem from you, Mr. Laird, and that says a lot. I have had a wonderful experience in my short employment here, and I hope to be an integral part of Cornerstone and its success in the future.
Thank you for all you do,
-Jackie Aguilar

Quick note to say “Thank you” for your leadership and management of Cornerstone. You and Judy have done a fabulous job of being proactive, not only allowing us to survive in a tough environment but actually flourish!
-Mike Krautz, Loan Officer