Wesley Mortgage 2023 Year-In-Review
A Year of Achievements, Growth, and Community Engagement
With the conclusion of yet another remarkable year, it's time to pause and contemplate the extraordinary journey that defined 2023 for Wesley Mortgage. This year has been exceptional, brimming with noteworthy achievements, expansive company growth, and budding meaningful partnerships within our local communities.
Join us as we take a closer look at the highlights of an unforgettable year for Wesley Mortgage.
Sharing Success Stories
In 2023, Wesley Mortgage experienced a remarkable year. We saw unprecedented success in multiple facets of our business, a testament to the unwavering commitment of our team and the trust placed in us by our cherished homeowners and homebuyers.
As we look back at last year, we are humbled by the many opportunities that have shaped our successful path. In the spirit of gratitude and reflection, let us shine a spotlight on the remarkable stories of homeowners and homebuyers who entrusted us with their dreams and discover the collective accomplishments that have made this year one to remember.
- Record-Breaking Success: One of the standout achievements for Wesley Mortgage in 2023 was witnessing record-breaking numbers in loan production and closings as a company. Such accomplishments speak to our entire team’s unwavering commitment to excellence and serving our clients with dedication and passion. We couldn't have achieved this without the trust and support of our valued customers.
- Top Performing Loan Originators: Breaking records and reaching new milestones as a company could only be done with the hard work of each of our individual loan originators. A few of our top achievers in loan production this year included: Brian McGuinness, Christi Wedig, Dalton Ponchillia, Brittney Campbell, and Mike Garretson.
- Recognized as a Best Place To Work: Wesley Mortgage was honored to receive recognition from the Nashville Business Journal as one of the "Best Places To Work" in 2023. This achievement underscores our commitment to fostering a positive, inclusive workplace culture where our team members can thrive. Here’s to continuing to make Wesley Mortgage one of the best places to work and thrive in 2024.
Going New Places and Meeting New Faces
Perhaps the most remarkable success story for Wesley Mortgage last year was the immeasurable growth we saw as a company. From moving our headquarters office from Franklin, TN, to the heart of Downtown Nashville and opening new branch offices in surrounding counties to more than doubling our staff size and increasing our mortgage licensing, plenty of “new” places and faces were introduced at Wesley Mortgage.
- Moving Our Headquarters: We bid farewell to our previous Franklin, TN headquarters and welcomed a fresh start in a new office in Downtown Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel tower. This move resulted from acquiring the local operations of area peer Colten Mortgage and represents our commitment to staying at the heart of Tennessee's dynamic real estate scene.
- Expanding Branch Offices: 2023 marked a significant period of growth for Wesley Mortgage. We not only increased our local presence but also proudly expanded outwards by opening new branch offices in two vibrant Tennessee communities: Mt. Juliet, TN, and Jackson, TN. These additions to our network allow us to serve clients across the state better.
- Increasing State Licenses: We added more state mortgage licenses to broaden our commitment to excellence and customer service further. These licenses enable us to reach even more individuals and families looking for their dream homes. We are now licensed in all states throughout the southeast U.S. and as far west as Colorado.
- Welcoming New Talent: As a result of this immense growth, our team grew much stronger in 2023 with the addition of talented new employees. Each new hire brings unique skills and expertise to the Wesley Mortgage family, contributing to our continued success. Our expansion branch offices introduced these new loan originators: Joe McNamee, Matt Wood, John Burkeen, and David Ross.
Through acquiring Colten Mortgage, we introduced a slew of exceptional individuals to our team. Their combined experience and dedication have helped us enhance our service offerings and provide even better solutions to our clients. They include:
- Jim Stuart, Chief Growth Officer
- Renée Stuart, Senior Loan Originator
- Samantha Koenig, Loan Originator
- Ann Massey, Loan Originator
- Brennan Harper, Loan Originator
- Emily Floyd, Loan Originator
- Jonathan Poiry, Loan Originator
- Ruch Patel, Loan Originator
- Brad Woodis, Loan Originator
- Devin Harper, VP of Recruiting & Development
Celebrating Our Community
Now, let’s embark on a heartfelt journey to revisit the cherished moments and connections defining our year at Wesley Mortgage. In 2023, we didn't just serve our community; we became a part of it, fostering bonds beyond mortgages and transactions.
As we recount the vibrant tapestry of experiences and initiatives that have enriched our community, we invite you to join us in celebrating the spirit of togetherness and shared success that has made this year truly special.
- Sponsoring the Music City Grand Prix: Wesley Mortgage proudly sponsored the 2023 Music City Grand Prix, a thrilling event showcasing Nashville's vibrant spirit, for a second time. Engaging with our community and supporting a world-class sporting event once again was an incredible opportunity.
- Partnering with the Tennessee Titans Partnership: As the Official Mortgage Provider for the Tennessee Titans, we are thrilled to continue participating in their journey. Our staff got the chance to attend this past year’s Titans' Training Camp Day and Kickoff Luncheon, connecting with the fans and showing our unwavering support for our beloved Titans team.
- Recognizing Community Heroes: Our commitment to community engagement was further exemplified through the Tennessee Titans and Wesley Mortgage Community Heroes program. As we have in years past, at every Titan’s home game, we honored local heroes who make a difference in our communities. Watch all of this past season’s Community Hero videos here.
- Supporting Our Individual LOs: As our own team continued to grow throughout last year, we had the opportunity to sponsor and present several events for our staff loan originators. These events included lunch and learn workshops, open houses, community fundraisers, local festivals, holiday parties, and more. Such opportunities allowed our LOs to grow their networks and expertise.
- Providing Real Estate Education: Wesley Mortgage hosted several real estate-focused Continuing Education courses in the second half of the year after moving into our new Nashville office. These classes touched on many topics, such as Home Inspections, Termite/Pest Control, Foreclosures, Evictions, and Judgments. Presenting such educational opportunities further emphasizes our dedication to knowledge and professionalism in this industry.
In conclusion, 2023 has been a year of remarkable growth, meaningful partnerships, and a commitment to excellence for Wesley Mortgage. As we look ahead to 2024, we are excited to continue serving our clients and community with the same passion and dedication that have defined us throughout the years. Thank you for being part of our journey, and we can't wait to see what the future holds!