FISHERS, Ind., October 26, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gateway Mortgage Group, a division of Gateway First Bank, announced it has opened a mortgage center in Fishers, Indiana to meet increased demand from local communities for home financing. This brings Gateway’s footprint to more than 170 mortgage centers across the United States.
Along with the new location, Gateway is excited to announce that Ebe Cotton will be the Mortgage Sales Manager for the mortgage center. He has more than 40 years of mortgage banking experience and personifies Gateway’s dedication to putting people first.
"I enjoy getting to know my clients, and helping them achieve their home ownership goals," explained Cotton. "The Gateway spirit emphasizes connecting with people to positively impact their lives."
Loan originators Lou Schaefer and David Dessauer have joined the team at the Fishers mortgage center, bringing extensive mortgage experience to help customers find the best mortgage available to them. Joey Sandoval provides support to the team and ensures that the lending processing goes smoothly.
"We’re proud to be a part of the Gateway team," concluded Cotton. "As a company, Gateway donates $5 of every loan to Folds of Honor, which now tops $500,000 in donations since the beginning of the partnership five years ago."
Gateway funded more than $11.3 billion in mortgage loans in 2020. Even with the tightening housing market, 2021 has brought outstanding production volume with the first 9 months just slightly below the 2020 record levels and above 2019, which was also a record-setting year. Refinance activity remains strong due to continued low interest rates.
"Gateway continues to grow and expand its footprint to meet the increasing demand from local communities for home financing," said Scott Gesell, CEO of Gateway. "We are committed to the families and communities we serve. Our momentum is a testament to our team members’ persistent focus on connecting with people to positively impact their lives."
"Since joining Gateway in February of this year, I have been amazed by the team’s commitment to providing customers top-level customer service," said Steven Plaisance, President of Mortgage Banking for Gateway. "Part of that commitment is through a growth strategy of expanding to new communities where more customers can enjoy the Gateway experience of putting people first."
About Gateway First Bank
Gateway First Bank is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services for consumers and commercial customers. Headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway is a $1.9 billion asset sized bank with a strong mortgage operation. Gateway is one of the largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States with six bank branches in Oklahoma, over 170 mortgage centers in 42 states, and almost 1,600 employees. Learn more at www.GatewayFirst.com. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)
View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211026005806/en/