SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the demand for home financing strengthens in Southern California, Churchill Mortgage is opening its second branch in The Golden State, located at 312 South Cedros Avenue, Suite 310 in San Diego. In addition, the lender is expanding its existing branch in Orange, Calif. to better support growing demand. (Click to Tweet)
The new San Diego branch is led by Joe Detmer, who brings more than 26 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining Churchill, he worked as a consultant for Land Home Financial and Skyline Homes (previously Rancho Financial), where he established partnerships with local industry affiliates. Since 2008, Detmer served as regional sales manager for U.S. Bank Home Mortgage and was instrumental in increasing the bank’s production volume in the San Diego region and surrounding counties.
Detmer is also chairman of the Board of Directors for the San Diego Community Housing Corporation, a local housing and community development organization that preserves and improves the quality and affordability of housing for working families. In addition, he is a board member for the New Children’s Museum in San Diego.
“Churchill Mortgage is focused on providing world class service to borrowers, which is one of my biggest passions,” said Detmer. “I am honored to be part of an organization that emphasizes the importance of relationships with both the local community and Realtors. It is this approach that has maintained their reputation as a trusted lender.”
Churchill opened its first branch in California last year, located at 333 S. Anita Drive, Suite 995 in Orange. Since then, the branch has added nine mortgage professionals and more than tripled its loan production volume. Both of the lender’s California branches are actively recruiting home loan specialists, processors and other positions, as well as branch and sales managers in Los Angeles County to open a new branch. For more information on open positions and how to apply, please visit www.ChurchillMortgage.com/careers.
“Our entrance into California has proven advantageous for not only Churchill but for Californians,” said Mike Hardwick, president of Churchill Mortgage. “The state’s housing market continues to improve, with pending home sales up 13.6 percent on an annual basis as of May, according to the California Association of Realtors. With high demand, expanding was a logical decision for us. We’re thrilled to have Joe join our team and lead our next branch in San Diego, and equally thrilled to expand our existing branch in Orange.”
About Churchill Mortgage
Founded in 1992, Churchill Mortgage is a privately owned company by its more than 300 employees. A prominent and financially sound leader in the mortgage industry, the company provides conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 33 states. Unique within the industry, it is the only mortgage lender endorsed by nationally syndicated radio personality and personal finance expert and author, Dave Ramsey. Through its consultative approach to lending and strong commitment to local communities, the lender focuses on the right loan product for each borrower, providing the education and tools necessary to ensure borrowers’ financial stability. Churchill Mortgage is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Churchill Holdings, Inc. For more information about Churchill Mortgage, visit www.churchillmortgage.com or follow the company on Twitter @ChurchillMtg and Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchillmortgage.