We believe it is our mission to help clients make great financial decisions and guide them toward a mortgage that gives them more. So, whether they’re purchasing a new home or refinancing a current mortgage our goal is to provide more power, more clarity, and more peace to each person we serve.
We treat customers like family, not a file. A good conversation is never a waste of time. By investing in our client relationships and our communities, our goal is to leave people better for the encounter and to guide them with the heart of a teacher.
We’ve found when we empower our clients with smarter options, they see their future in a new light and are inspired to do more good for their family and community. They also see that we are genuinely on their side, which in turn generates trust and referrals for our Home Loan Specialists.
One of our core convictions is "people over profits". We've built a culture where people come first. We've learned that when our people are happy, they provide great service to ur clients, and as a result, Churchill thrives.
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“ I have been in the mortgage and finance business for over 40 years, and have found that it is really a ‘people’ business where there needs to be a relationship of trust. That is what I enjoy most — caring for people. ”
Mike Hardwick, Founder
Mike Hardwick founded Churchill Mortgage Corporation in 1992 with the guiding principles of “People over Profits” and “Leaving People Better for the Encounter”. These core convictions have helped to build a successful team of almost 400 employees, operating in 46 states.
Mike has been recognized as a top CEO, is a loving father and generous leader who is invested in the lives of his employees – so much he made Churchill the first private mortgage company to offer an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan).
“ I believe it’s my responsibility to assist our sales team in the pursuit and accomplishment of their individual goals. For some that means doing more business and for others that means doing their business while also having a life outside of work. Having grown my personal production beyond $100 million a year threshold I bring a unique perspective as someone who has done it and knows the formula. Nothing makes me happier than seeing our team succeed beyond their wildest dreams. ”
Jim McQuaig, Senior Vice President
Our ESOP was established by founder and president, Mike Hardwick, in 2013. It gives all current and future Churchill Mortgage employees 49% ownership of the company in the form of company stock.
It’s designed as a long-term benefit for employee owners (over the age of 21). Under the plan, all ESOP participants earn an annual allocation of parent company shares based on their relative percentage of total eligible compensation.
“Employees have a stronger incentive to work hard as well as take greater pride in their contributions to the company. In turn, families and individuals seeking loan products will reap the benefits,” explained Mike Hardwick.
The ESOP helps each employee understand how important it is to work together as a team and help our Home Loan Specialists maintain a strong pipeline, close deals fast, and build future business.
Churchill Mortgage is the first privately-owned mortgage company to offer an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP).
At Churchill, we understand that a fast and smooth closing process is our best marketing tool with both customers and business partners.
As part of a sales team, we know you need the confidence to go out into the marketplace with absolute confidence that your Operations team is focused on your success which helps everyone succeed!
Bottom line: We win business because we have an outstanding Operations team that’s focused on empowering our Home Loan Specialists with a consistently reliable closing experience for every single home loan.
An environment that supports the development of referral partners relationships as well as the ability to create my own support team, is critical to my success. Not only has Jim and the corporate management team created that environment, but I truly believe that Churchill’s powerful sales support tools, teamwork oriented focus, and values/ethics based company culture are unparalleled in the mortgage industry.
The culture at Churchill Mortgage is second to none. Nowhere before have I been given the level of support I experience every day, while also being challenged to improve. This is why I have been at Churchill for over 10 years … and have no plans to leave.
Cory Alexander has been in the mortgage business for nearly two decades. His experience ranges from originating in bank branch models to full retail with direct lenders. In 2013, he was promoted to a leadership role to run regional efforts in the southeast United States. This allowed Cory to focus on growing strategic markets for the last 7 years with various companies such as JP Morgan Chase, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, New Penn Financial, and Equity Resources. After joining Churchill Mortgage in March 2020 as the Florida Market Director, Cory hit the ground running with recruiting efforts and hiring individuals in the southeast region so clients can be served in untapped residential lending markets. On a personal note, Cory enjoys blacksmithing and MMA training.
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