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Our History

We’ve been honored to help thousands of military families purchase the home of their dreams. Since 2002, we’ve been dedicated to continually providing service with the same expertise and enthusiasm that has made us a leader in the VA Loan industry.

Our History of Delivering Results


  1. AUSA National Service Award

    Veterans United was given this prestigious award at the annual AUSA convention, in recognition of the company’s service to Veterans and their families.

  2. VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer Award

    Veterans United was awarded the VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer Award, based on the company’s recruitment and support of U.S. Military Veteran employees.

  3. A Company that Continues to Care

    For the fifth time, Veterans United Home Loans found itself on PEOPLE Magazine’s prestigious Companies that Care list, coming in at No. 34 in the nation.


  1. #ThanksToVeterans Tour Hits the Road

    An ambitious and highly-successful coast-to-coast RV tour was orchestrated to draw attention to Veteran causes, with the tour ending in San Diego on Nov. 11th for a Veterans Day celebration.

  2. Department of Labor Issues Prestigious Honor

    The company was honored with the Department of Labor HIRE Vets Gold Award, in recognition of efforts to recruit, employ and retain Veterans as an important part of the workforce.

  3. Best-Ever Fortune Magazine Ranking Comes Home

    Veterans United climbed all the way to No. 14 (a company-best) in the annual Fortune Magazine Best Places to Work rankings.

  4. Tango Receives Prestigious Award

    Only two years since beginning operations (and growing to over 400 employees), the St. Louis (Tango) branch office was named “Best Place to Work” by the St. Louis Business Journal in the “Big” category (250-999 employees).


  1. 10 Years of Veterans United Foundation = $10 Million

    To commemorate its 10th anniversary, Veterans United Foundation celebrated by awarding $10 million almost 100 different nonprofit organizations across the country, including nearly $8 million of which went to mid-Missouri organizations and individuals.

  2. Fortune Magazine Continues to Recognize

    For the fifth consecutive year, Veterans United was recognized as part of Fortune Magazine’s Great Places to Work, coming in at a company-best 23rd!

  3. An Economic Driver for Mid-Missouri

    Despite the effects of the pandemic, Veterans United continued to grow, reaching over 4,500 employees overall, including over 3,500 in Columbia – making VUHL the city’s largest private employer.


  1. #HereForOurHeroes

    Veterans United joined Operation Gratitude’s Coalition to Support COVID-19 Frontline Responders. As part of our efforts, we launched a national campaign to send messages to Guardsman and those serving on the frontlines.

    Read more »

  2. $1 million COVID-19 donation

    Veterans United Foundation donated $1 million to purchase medical supplies for those on the frontlines of the coronavirus and to provide emergency relief to organizations and individuals affected by the pandemic.

  3. 200,000+ Unedited, Unfiltered Reviews

    A Marine Corps Veteran and his wife submit the company’s 200,000th review. Since 2013, Veterans United has received 150,000+ 5-Star reviews.

    Check our latest reviews »

  4. Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

    Company was awarded with the highest honor given to employers by the U.S. Government, for supporting Guardsmen and Reservist employees.

  5. An Exciting Year of Growth

    • Brand new offices opened up in Earth City, Mo., as the company expanded into the St. Louis work space
    • Sister company Paddio debuted in Springfield, Mo., to help put anyone (military or civilian) in their dream home
    • Veterans United Insurance was formed as an offshoot of the parent company to provide insurance products and personal property protection for home, auto, boats and more, with teams established in Jefferson City and Columbia
  6. Bright Lights & Holiday Nights

    An exciting new holiday tradition started at the Jake campus complex with a drive-thru holiday lights extravaganza open to the public for two weeks in December. The display included over one million light bulbs throughout the impressive one-mile drive and accommodated on average 1,000 cars per evening.


  1. Team Grows to 3,500+ Employees

    Veterans United hired 1,000+ employees in 2019.

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  2. Veterans United Celebrates Record Year

    With a company record of 66,000+ loans closed, Veterans United continues to ensure Veterans and military families have a place to call home.

  3. #1 VA Lender for 2nd Year in a Row

    In addition to closing more VA Loans than any other lender in 2019, Veterans United is the top VA Purchase Lender for 8 consecutive years: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023!

    Department of Veterans Affairs Lender Statistics

  4. Veterans United makes 24 millionth VA Loan

    The VA honored a Veterans United borrower, Army SFC William Kopf, as its official 24 millionth loan.

    Read the story »

  5. Fortune Magazine

    4th Consecutive Year on Fortune Magazine's Best Places to Work

    Veterans United Home Loans ranked in the top 25 of Fortune Magazine 2019 list.

  6. $900,000+ donated to Mental Health and PTSD Initiatives Nationwide

    New division created with helpful professionals who assist homebuyers with their transition to a new home

  7. Home Buying Concierge Program Started

    Veterans United Foundation continues its dedication to supporting Veterans and military families across the country facing challenges.


  1. #1 VA Lender

    More Veterans and military families chose Veterans United than any other VA lender in 2018.

    Department of Veterans Affairs Lender Statistics

  2. Special Recognition

    Just a few of the awards we received during the year:

    • One of Fortune's 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back
    • One of the country's Top 5 Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance
    • One of People's 50 Companies That Care
    • One of country's Best Workplaces for Women
    • Mortgage Bankers Association Residential Diversity and Inclusion Leadership award winner


  1. Week of Giving Across the Nation

    Veterans United Foundation takes its Week of Giving Campaign on the road. For 8 months, Veterans United employees surprise five charities in their local communities with $10,000 each. In all, this nationwide tour spans 26 cities in 20 states, generating more than $1 million in donations to charitable organizations.

  2. People Magazine’s Companies That Care

    Veterans United is No. 3 on People Magazine’s list of 50 Companies That Care.

    See How Veterans United Enhances Lives

  3. Fortune Magazine

    No. 27 on Fortune Magazine’s Best Places to Work

    Veterans United reaches No. 27 on Fortune Magazine’s list of Best Companies to Work For 2017.

  4. 100,000+ Customer Reviews

    Veterans United receives its 100,000th customer review. This milestone and a 97.7% customer recommendation rating shows the company’s dedication to providing VA Loan expertise and remarkable customer service.

    Explore Veterans United Reviews

  5. Giving Our Best to Serve the Bravest

    Veterans United grows to more than 2,400 employees and 25 offices across the country.

    Career Opportunities


  1. $10.3 Billion in Annual Loan Volume

    Veterans United generates $10.3 billion in annual loan volume for 2016.

  2. Fortune Magazine

    Fortune Magazine's Best Places to Work

    Veterans United is recognized as No. 30 on Fortune Magazine's list of Best Companies to Work For 2016.

    We were also recognized as Fortune's No. 16 Best Workplace for Millennials, No. 5 Best Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance, and No. 17 Best Workplace for Giving Back.

  3. Record Donation

    A $1.5 million gift from Veterans United Foundation to Welcome Home, Inc., jumpstarts the construction of homeless shelter in mid-Missouri.

    Read the Story »

  4. 2,000+ Employees

    To maintain a proven track record of delivering results for our nation's Veterans, Veterans United expands and strengthens its employee base to 2,000.

  5. New Music Venue

    Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach opens it's doors, hosting artists like Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesney, Journey and Bruce Springsteen.

    See Who's Playing Next »


  1. #1 VA Purchase Lender in the Nation!

    Veterans United financed more VA Home Purchase loans for Veterans and military families in 2015 than any other lender.

  2. 50 Most Engaged Workplaces

    Achievers recognizes Veterans United as one of North America's top companies for employee engagement and culture

  3. 100,000th closed loan

    As a result of our everyday commitment to serve those who served, Veterans United closed its 100,000th loan since 2002.

  4. Continued Growth

    Veterans United exceeds more than 1,700 employees nationwide

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  5. More Enhanced Lives

    Thanks to the compassion and generosity of our employees, Veterans United Foundation eclipses more than $20 million donated since 2011

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  6. Homebuying Education

    In an effort to continually prepare Veterans and their families for homeownership, Veterans United launches Homefront Academy, an in-depth homebuying guide with videos, articles and tools from our VA Loan experts.

    Explore the Guide »


  1. $5 Billion in Annual Loan Volume

    Veterans United generates more than $5.1 billion in annual loan volume for 2014

  2. $1,000,000 Gift to End Veteran Homelessness

    Our charitable arm, Veteran United Foundation, donates $1 million to Welcome Home, A Community for Veterans

    Read More Foundation Stories »

  3. 4,000,000 Followers

    With over 4 million followers in social media, Veterans United is the most followed mortgage brand in the world

  4. Veterans United Foundation Raises $10,000,000

    Employee operated Veterans United Foundation surpasses 10 million total dollars raised since its creation for veterans and local charities

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  5. "Did You Serve?"

    Company partners with initiative aimed at educating real estate professionals about Veteran homebuying

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  6. 1,400 Employees Nationwide

    Veterans United surpasses 1,400 employees nationwide


  1. $4 Billion in Annual Loan Volume

    Veterans United secures more than $4.1 Billion in annual loan volume for 2013

  2. VU Partners with Homes for Our Troops

    Veterans United begins $500,000 partnership with Homes for Our Troops to build 100 homes over three years for Veterans

  3. Foundation Hits $6,000,000

    Veterans United Foundation announces it has raised $6.2 million since its founding for veterans and families in need

  4. Company receives Alliance for Work-Life Progress Seal of Distinction


  1. More Than $3 Billion in Home Loans Served

    Company funds $3.2 billion in loans for our customers in 2012

  2. Inc. Magazine

    Named Inc.'s #29 Job Creator in the Nation

    Introducing the inaugural class of Hire Power honorees -- businesses that are adding jobs and rebuilding the economy

  3. Fortune Magazine

    Named Fortune Magazine's #21 Best Place to Work

    Fortune Magazine names Veterans United the No. 21 Best Place to Work for Medium-Sized Companies in the nation

  4. Joining Forces with Former Military Leaders

    The top retired senior enlisted leaders from each branch of our Armed Forces have joined the Veterans United team to help raise awareness and educate Veterans about the VA Loan and homeownership

    Meet our Military Advisors »

  5. Flag of Freedom Award

    A focus on hiring Veterans earns the company the state of Missouri's Flag of Freedom Award

  6. 2,000,000 Followers and Counting

    Veterans United Network, a collection of social media pages geared toward military life and family, surpasses two million subscribers

  7. Company grows to 1,000 employees in more than 20 states


  1. NASCAR #32

    On the Track

    Veterans United races in its first NASCAR race after sponsoring the No. 32 car

  2. Enhancing Lives: The Veterans United Foundation

    Company founds nonprofit organization, Veterans United Foundation, to support Veterans as well as local and national causes

  3. Quality Lender Award

    Wells Fargo recognizes company with Quality Lender Award for best loan delivery and best loan performance

  4. New Name, Same Commitment to Service

    Company adopts "Veterans United Home Loans" as its official name to better reflect the customers it serves


  1. United Way

    Heart of Missouri

    Employees set record for most money raised for Heart of Missouri United Way campaign

  2. Driven by Values

    A set of core values is formalized: Be Passionate, Deliver Results with Integrity and Enhance Lives Every Day


  1. Company Eclipses 200 Employees

  2. A True Nationwide Lender

    Company is approved to do business in all 50 states


  1. Company passes $1 billion financed since founding

  2. Making a Difference

    Partners with veteran organizations such as Paralyzed Veterans of America, Fisher House, the Wounded Warrior Project and Homes for Our Troops


  1. Begins scholarship program for military families and Veterans to go to school

  2. Inc. Magazine

    Listed as Inc. 500 Company for tremendous growth

  3. Second remote office is opened in Kansas City area

  4. Lighthouse Program

    Begins first-of-its-kind free financial training service now known as the Lighthouse Program to help borrowers secure a home loan

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  1. Branching Out

    Company opens its first remote office in Dallas


  1. Growing Strong

    Company finances more than $100 million in home purchases in one year for the first time


  1. Company grows to more than 50 employees


  1. Company reaches 30 employees and begins focus on VA Home Loans


  1. Where It All Began

    Company founded with only four employees in Columbia, MO