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Veterans United Home Loans ranks No. 14 on Fortune Magazine's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For

April 18, 2022

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans United Home Loans, the nation's largest VA purchase lender, was named on Fortune Magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2022.

Veterans United ranked No.14 on the 100 Best Companies To Work For list. The annual list is compiled by the international publication along with the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work.

"Having a spot on Fortune's Great Place to Work for the seventh consecutive year is an honor. It all comes down to our employees and their passion for impacting and enhancing the lives of our nation's Veterans, service members, our families, communities, and each other," said August Nielsen, Vice President of People Services for Veterans United. "We collectively define our company's success by directly living out our employee-created values: be passionate and have fun, deliver results with integrity and enhance lives every day."

The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For is highly competitive, and 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the list. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they had been a Great Place to Work-Certified organization.

Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.

"Best Companies' leadership has never been more necessary," said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "As workers struggle with the Great Resignation, burnout and Covid disruptions, these exceptional companies offer workplace experiences as strong as prior to the pandemic. These companies get that 'place' is wherever their employees are sitting or standing, and they are committed to make that place equitable, safe and productive. Their commitment to genuinely care for their people through trust, inclusion, purpose and meaningful flexibility for life circumstances goes beyond surface-level perks and is a model for the market to follow."

One aspect that makes Veterans United unique is its foundation, which is supported solely by the company's employees and its affiliates. In 2021, the Veterans United Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary by donating an additional $10 million on top of other giving to help communities nationwide, which assisted 139 individuals and 93 organizations. In total, the foundation donated more than $20 million throughout the year.

"Our employees share a passion for wanting to enhance the lives of others. It was something the company was intentional about before the foundation was created, as we've always been focused on enhancing lives and supporting others," said Erik Morse, board president of Veterans United Foundation. "By forming the Veterans United Foundation 10 years ago, not only were we able to give back more to the communities we call home, but we were also able to provide more opportunities for our employees to give back collectively."

To see the complete list of the 2022 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, click here.

About Veterans United Home Loans
Based in Columbia, Missouri, the full-service national lender financed more than $25.8 billion in loans in 2020 and is the country's largest VA purchase lender. The company's mission is to help Veterans and service members take advantage of the home loan benefits earned by their service. The company's employee-driven charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation, is committed to enhancing the lives of Veterans and military families nationwide by focusing on supporting military families and nonprofit organizations that strengthen local communities. Veterans United Home Loans and its employees have donated more than $100 million to the Foundation since its founding in November 2011. Learn more at

About the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®
Great Place to Work® selected the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 4.5 million current U.S. employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 75 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™. | 1-800-884-5560 | 1400 Veterans United Drive, Columbia, MO 65203 | NMLS ID #1907 ( A VA approved lender; Not endorsed or sponsored by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs or any government agency. Equal Opportunity Lender. Mortgage Research Center, LLC.

Veterans United Facts

  • $34 billion
    in loans financed in 2022
  • Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Recipient
    by the Secretary of Defense
  • More than 4,300 employees
    in more than 36 states
  • More than $130 million
    raised for nonprofit charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation since Nov. 2011
  • No. 8 Best Place to Work
    according to Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2022

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Meet The Expert

Chris Birk, Vice President of Mortgage Insight 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. His analysis and articles have appeared at a host of sites and publications, including the Washington Post, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, USA Today, the Houston Chronicle and more. 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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