SANTA ANA, CA and WORTHINGTON, OHIO: Doorway Home Loans of Santa Ana, California, and Priority Mortgage of Worthington, Ohio, announce their joint effort to expand market reach and create greater efficiency for the combined mortgage team. The Doorway Home Loans Team will continue to operate under the “Doorway Home Loans” name; Priority Mortgage’s loan originators and operations staff will become part of Doorway Home Loans, going to market under “Priority Mortgage Team, Powered by Doorway Home Loans.”
During this time of industry consolidation, both companies saw a close cultural fit and potential synergies of a combined group. Priority’s 38 years and Doorway’s 35 years in residential direct lending are the results of deep, sustained relationships with their mortgage clients, authentic care of their people and referral partners, and relentless focus on process and service excellence. Combining the loan production of both businesses under Doorway Home Loans’ Fannie Mae and Ginnie Mae authorizations will ensure the sustainability of the combined team by offering ultra-low interest rates and committing to the Doorway 14-Day Closing Advantage Program to qualified homebuyers across America.
“We are thrilled about working together with Priority Mortgage, which will propel us into new markets in the Eastern U.S.,” said Matt Danilowicz, Doorway Home Loans’ CEO. “Establishing an Ohio presence will balance out Doorway’s West Coast high-balance production and expand operational support to our eastern-region teams. With licenses in 30 states and growing, we want to ensure all our originators will receive the same high level of support and engagement.”
Josh Hill, CEO of Priority Mortgage, said: “For Priority Mortgage, this collaboration with Doorway represents a new chapter for our people. Our originators will now have access to a broader set of loan products to serve their borrowers. They will also be provided with an expansive set of industry-leading marketing, communications, and POS systems to grow and support their business and allow them to stay more connected with their customers and referral partners. Our operations team looks forward to becoming Doorway’s strategic operations center in the Eastern US.”
Matt Danilowicz will remain as the Chief Executive Officer of Doorway Home Loans. Josh Hill will join the Doorway Home Loans Executive Team as the Chief Technology Officer. Both Executive Teams will collaborate to ensure the success of this joint effort.
ABOUT PRIORITY MORTGAGE
Priority Mortgage proudly serves our borrowers out of our office in Worthington, Ohio. Founded in 1984 and under the direction of one of the original owners, Priority Mortgage enjoys an unprecedented reputation in the real estate and financial communities. Over 98% of our customers are referred to us by someone they know and trust. Over 33% of our home purchasing customers came to us as repeat customers or referrals from past customers. Over 50% of our customers over the past two years were repeat customers or referrals from past customers. It is the privilege of our exceptional team of licensed mortgage professionals to provide each of our borrowers with innovative loan options and endless opportunities for financial growth.
ABOUT DOORWAY HOME LOANS
Doorway Home Loans is a DBA of International City Mortgage, Inc. Established in 1987, Doorway Home Loans is a privately-held residential direct lender founded on the principles of responsible lending, competitive rates, and exceptional service.
Our founder Kirk Hankla opened our first branch in Long Beach, California. Since then, we have helped tens of thousands of diverse borrowers from different backgrounds, in various life stages, and have unique financial situations. Our mission is to help them capture a share of the American dream in neighborhoods from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Hialeah, Florida.
Doorway has become a national brand across the United States but has remained a high-touch, neighborhood lender for homebuyers who seek mortgage expertise from those in their area. Our people live, work, and lead in the communities we serve, and our clients are like family. We do what we do with passion, professionalism, and high integrity and do not hesitate to go the extra mile for our clients. After decades of housing and market changes, our people and clients inspire us to stay true to our purpose.
Doorway Home Loan celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.
For more information about Doorway Home Loans please visit www.doorway.com.