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Veterans United Home Loans Hits 500 Employees

May 25, 2011

Veterans United Home Loans, the nation's leading dedicated provider of VA home loans, hires its' 500th employee

Four years after being named one of the nation's 100 fastest-growing private companies by Inc. magazine, Veterans United Home Loans recently hired its 500th employee, the latest milestone in an explosive stretch of growth and productivity.

Veterans United has emerged as the nation's No. 1 dedicated VA lender since its parent company, Mortgage Research Center, landed on Inc.'s annual ranking of the Top 500 fastest-growing companies in 2007. In that time, exponential growth has triggered relentless waves of hirings throughout all corners of the company.

The number of Veterans United employees has skyrocketed 583 percent since May 2007 and 135 percent since last May. And there's no sign of a slowdown. The company continues to add loan officers, underwriters, closers, marketing experts and other crucial team members. Veterans United is also expanding its reach by adding branches across the country. The branch program provides local partners with the tools and stability to remain competitive in an increasingly difficult lending environment.

Despite the significant growth, Veterans United continues to foster a corporate climate and mission focused on serving those who served our country.

"We're committed to helping veterans and active duty military members take advantage of the benefits earned by their service and sacrifice," said CEO Nathan Long. "The incredible growth we've experienced is a byproduct of the trust veterans and military families have placed in us. It's also a sign of our pledge to remain the country's most knowledgeable and passionate team of VA loan experts."

The company has expanded its marketing and outreach efforts on the heels of rapid growth. Veterans United sponsored a NASCAR team this year and recently signed UFC Star and Silver Star recipient Brian Stann as official spokesman. It will soon publish a book on VA loans and has created a series of magazines to distribute to real estate agents and military families.

Veterans United Facts

  • $16.4 billion
    in loans financed in 2019
  • No. 17 on the 100 Best Companies to Work for List
    published by Great Place to Work and Fortune in 2020
  • More than $50 million
    raised for nonprofit charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation since Nov. 2011
  • More than 3,000 employees
    in more than 20 states

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  • The New York Times
  • INC 500

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Media Team

John Quin
Director of Communications, Veteran
(800) 814-1103 ext. 4540
john.quin@vu.com

Chris Cline
Senior Media Relations Specialist
(573) 817-4523
communications@vu.com

Meet The Expert

Chris Birk, Director of Education at Veterans United Chris Birk
Author, The Book on VA Loans

Chris is the nation’s leading expert on VA Loan benefits. He authored The Book on VA Loans in 2011, and maintains the VA Loans Insider blog. Chris writes about military home buying and the mortgage industry for a host of sites and publications, from Zillow’s Mortgages Unzipped and About.com to the Huffington Post and Motley Fool. Members of the media may request a free copy of The Book on VA Loans to learn more about the VA loan program.

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