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Starkey Mortgage ranked 17 of 50 for best companies to work for
Mortgage Executive Magazine, March 12, 2014

An extensive loan officer survey conducted in Corporate America by Mortgage Executive Magazine surveyed over 160 mortgage companies and banks with 30 or more licensed originators. Over 8000 loan officers were asked to rank their current company’s culture, loan processing, underwriting, compensation, management, marketing and technology. The winners are based on a combination of total loan officer votes and average rating scores.
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Starkey Mortgage was recently named the winner of the 2013 Green Lender
National Mortgage News, February 13, 2014

The Green Lender Award acknowledges a lender that uses technology to promote sustainable and environmentally conscious business practices in the mortgage industry.... continue reading...

Starkey Mortgage ranked #5 in Largest North Texas Residential Mortgage Lenders by the Dallas Business Journal
Dallas Business Journal, November 23-29, 2012
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The Green Lender Award
Mortgage Technology - October 2011 edition

The Green Lender Award commends the use of technology to promote sustainable and environmentally conscious business practices in the mortgage industry. This year's winner is Plano, Texas-based Starkey Mortgage.

Since its inception in 2000, Starkey boasts "a history of thinking green." Starkey exemplifies the processes and strategies mortgage lenders can attain to achieve greater efficiencies and cost savings by developing and implementing more environmentally sound and sustainable business practices. At the center of Starkey's green policies are data centralization and application virtualization via its Citrix servers...
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Starkey Recognized as 2011 Top Tech-Savvy Lender
Mortgage Technology - September 2011 edition

MT recognizes the best tech users in the business.

Mortgage Technology's annual list of Top Tech-Savvy Lenders commends lenders that use technology to improve their processes, provide exceptional customer service and increase mortgage business.

But this year's list is different than the Tech-Savvy Lenders of years' past. For the first time, Mortgage Technology accepted nominations for the award.
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WR Starkey Mortgage Announces Addition to Atlanta Area Leadership Team
David Lowrimore Promoted to Branch Sales Manager of its Kennesaw Office
Atlanta, GA, February 16, 2011

WR Starkey Mortgage has named mortgage banking veteran David Lowrimore as the new sales manager of its Kennesaw office.

"David has been a standout performer for WR Starkey Mortgage in the Atlanta market and he's beamed this leadership opportunity," said Andy Looker, SVP and Southeast Regional Manager for WR Starkey Mortgage.

Lowrimore brings almost twenty years of mortgage lending experience to his new position having previously held leadership positions at Opteum Mortgage, Amtrust Mortgage and First Horizon Home Loans.

We are focused on building relationships, originating quality mortgage loans and growing our business in the Atlanta area," said David Williams, EVP of National Production for WR Starkey Mortgage. "I'm excited for the bright future of our Kennesaw office under David's leadership as he maintains that focus."

WR Starkey Mortgage a Top Ten Producer of First Home Mortgage Loans For Second Consecutive Year WR Starkey Mortgage Lands Spot on NC Housing Finance Agency's List of Top Ten Producers
Charlotte, NC, February 9, 2011

WR Starkey Mortgage has beamed recognition by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency as one of the Top Ten Producers of FirstHome Mortgage Loans for calendar year 2010. This is the second consecutive year that WR Starkey Mortgage has been among the top ten producers of FirstHome Mortgage Loans in North Carolina.

Creating affordable housing opportunities for North Carolinians whose needs are not met by the market, the FirstHome Mortgage Loan is a 3O-year, fixed-rate mortgage at below market interest rates.

"WR Starkey Mortgage is committed to producing quality mortgage loans in the North Carolina market," said Andy Looker, SVP and 5.E. Regional Manager for the company. "We are proud to playa leadership role in helping North Carolinians achieve the dream of home ownership and value the opportunity to work with with the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency to help make that happen."

"We have fourteen licensed locations throughout North Carolina and our mortgage professionals focus on building solid relationships in the communities we serve, " Looker continued. "The FirstHome Mortgage Loan is an important part of the wide range of mortgage finance solutions we have available to meet the needs of our customers."

The Small Business Commerce Association - 2010 Best of Business Award
Monday, January 24, 2011

Congratulations WR Starkey Mortgage LLP, The Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA) is pleased to announce that WR Starkey Mortgage, LLP has been selected for the 2010 Best of Business Award in the Mortgage brokers arranging for loans, using money of others category.

The SBCA Best of Business Award Program recognizes the best of small businesses throughout the country. Using consumer feedback and other research, the SBCA identifies companies that we believe have demonstrated what makes small businesses a vital part of the American economy.

The selection committee chooses the award winners from nominees based off information taken from monthly surveys administered by the SBCA, a review of consumer rankings, and other consumer reports. Award winners are a valuable asset to their community and exemplify what makes small businesses great.

Dallas 100: WRStarkey Mortgage poised to grab market share
Dallas Business Journal - November 10, 2010

As a little fish in the big pond of mortgage lenders, John Aspinwall is keenly aware of the shrinking number of competitors in his industry.

Many who were around in early 2006, like Countrywide and Washington Mutual, are no longer in business.

Aspinwall doesn't plan to be like them. WR Starkey Mortgage focuses solely on originating, securitizing and selling residential loans. His Plano-based company lends in 10 states, has about 40 branches in nine states, including seven in Dallas-Fort Worth, and originated an unprecedented $3 billion in loans last year.

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