Nations Lending Opens New Branches in Sparta and Toms River, New Jersey, and Bruce Laukaitis and John Zura are the Branch Managers

Bruce Laukaitis, John Zura (Photo: Business Wire)

SPARTA & TOMS RIVER, N.J.--()--Nations Lending, a leading full-service national mortgage lender, is thrilled to announce the opening of two new branches in Sparta and Toms River, New Jersey. These expansions mark an exciting milestone for the company. Nations Lending is dedicated to providing exceptional service to buyers in both Sparta and Toms River, as well as the wider New Jersey area.

Bruce Laukaitis, who will be leading the Sparta branch, is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of expertise in mortgage lending. Throughout his career Bruce has consistently performed at the highest levels, earning numerous awards for outstanding performance in the forward, reverse, and commercial mortgage industries. He is a trusted advisor in the reverse mortgage arena having held top-level executive positions and achieving national Top 25 ranking for those companies. He prides himself on his leadership and mentoring roles in numerous business organizations, including the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and Business Network International, as well as racing organizations like the Sports Car Club of America and the American Endurance Racing series, where he loves coaching and winning on the track, too.

John Zura, who is the head of the Toms River branch, is a seasoned industry professional with over 20 years of experience in residential lending. He brings a wealth of knowledge from his previous positions and has consistently performed at the highest level, receiving awards such as the "Top Producer Award" and "Top Mortgage Branch Award" in 2020 and 2021. He was also featured in the January 2023 edition of Fortune Magazine. John takes pride in his 5-star reviews, which reflect his unwavering commitment to customer service.

Both branch managers are excited for Nations Lending to take their business to the next level. "The branch platform provides a better environment for my team to achieve greater success. Despite being a large company, it maintains a welcoming small-town vibe," says Laukaitis. And Zura adds, "With all the available resources, we can really step up our game."

"We are excited to welcome Bruce Laukaitis and John Zura to Nations Lending," says Tim Dowling, VP Regional Manager. "With their knowledge and dedication, they are ideal leaders for our presence in the Northeast region."

Established in 2003, Nations Lending has emerged as one of the fastest-growing national mortgage lenders, providing borrowers with comprehensive services. With a commitment to excellence and personalized solutions, Nations Lending continues to expand its presence across the country.

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About Nations Lending

Nations Lending Corporation™ is one of the fastest-growing mortgage lenders in the U.S. Headquartered in the Cleveland, Ohio area, it is licensed to lend in all 50 states and employs nearly 1,000 at its corporate headquarters and throughout 120+ branches across the U.S. The company makes its mission of "home loans. made human.™" an integral part of its mortgage experience, offering tailored customer service and a variety of programs to suit any home buyer's needs: FHA, VA, Conventional, Jumbo, USDA, and more. Nations is an agency-direct lender with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae and retains mortgage servicing rights on 96 percent of the loans it originates. The company is a three-time Inc. 5000 winner, which lists the fastest-growing privately held companies in the country. Nations was named a top-100 lender by National Mortgage Professional Magazine; an eight-time winner of Scotsman Guide's Top Mortgage Lenders; and a three-time winner of Top Workplaces for Millennials by Fortune Magazine. Nations consistently ranks as a top IMB at National Mortgage Professional and Mortgage Executive Magazine. For more information, visit

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Nations Lending Opens New Branches in Sparta and Toms River, New Jersey, and Bruce Laukaitis and John Zura are the Branch Managers.

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