Inlanta Mortgage Voted Top Workplace in 2012

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Top Workplace 2012

John Knowlton, founder of Inlanta Mortgage, believes honesty and employee satisfaction to be his recipe for success. That commitment led rise to Inlanta Mortgage employees voting their workplace as a Top Workplace in 2012.

Inlanta Mortgage in the Beginning

When Knowlton began operations as First Choice Mortgage in 1993, he knew he wanted to take a different approach to helping people achieve their dreams. Almost 20 years later, Knowlton’s start-up has grown into Inlanta Mortgage, Inc. serving 14 different states and continuing to expand.

At the core of Inlanta’s business is a commitment to customer satisfaction, building relationships and taking an honest approach to financing their customers’ dreams.

“We take pride in the highest level of honesty, integrity and ethics in all of the services we provide for our customers,” said Nicholas J. DelTorto, Executive Vice President for Inlanta Mortgage. “Our employees are the reason we are able to live up to that standard.”

DelTorto firmly believes that Inlanta Mortgage can only be successful when employees feel a sense of ownership and pride in their company which translates into great customer service. To help foster this culture, Inlanta Mortgage works hard to involve employees in decision making and keeps them happy and healthy with wellness initiatives and annual company outings to a Brewers game.

“Since I founded Inlanta Mortgage in 1993, I’ve made my employees’ well-being, opportunity for success and happiness a priority,” Knowlton said. “I firmly believe that the foundation of any successful business stems from great employees. We will remain committed to our employees and their well-being in the future.”

Top Workplace Awards Breakfast

John Knowlton invited a number of employees to join him at the Awards Breakfast held at the Milwaukee Italian Community Center on Friday, April 18th. Attendees included Jean Badciong – Chief Operating Officer, John Watry – Chief Financial Officer, Joe Ramis – VP of Branch Development, Chris Knowlton – VP Technology and Marketing, Ashley Duvernell – Marketing Coordinator, Adam Deputy – Brookfield West Branch Manager, and Kip Warzon – Brookfield West Loan Officer.

Many companies were recognized as a Top Workplace, but Inlanta Mortgage distinguished itself as being the only mortgage company. Winners were featured in the Sunday edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel but Top Workplace 2012 details can be found online here.

About Inlanta Mortgage

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., Inlanta Mortgage was established in 1993. The company has grown to 32 branches in 16 states and over 220 employees. Inlanta Mortgage provides its partner branches with Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is delegated FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA approved.

Inlanta Mortgage was named a Top Workplace in 2012, has been listed on Mortgage Technology’s Top 25 Tech Savvy Lenders List in 2010, 2011, and 2012, Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Top 25 Largest Milwaukee-Area Mortgage Banking Companies,” and Mortgage Executive Magazine’s “Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America” in 2011 and 2012. Inlanta Loan officers have also been named as Milwaukee Magazine’s “Top Mortgage Professionals.

The company’s platform supports high producing professional partner offices with the latest technology and product menu focused on unsurpassed service and quality to both the consumers and employees. Inlanta takes pride in the highest level of honesty, integrity and ethics in all its business dealings. It is a member of numerous state Mortgage Bankers Associations and Lenders One, the largest cooperative of mortgage bankers in the nation. Inlanta is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. For more information, please call Inlanta Mortgage at 262-439-4260, email or visit the company’s website at


Inlanta Mortgage Adds 3 New Branches

Three New Branches Join Inlanta Mortgage

As the mortgage industry continues to consolidate, veteran mortgage professionals seek to align themselves with mortgage banking companies that will provide them with comprehensive support services that enable them to best serve their customers and their communities. Inlanta Mortgage is pleased to announce that three groups of seasoned mortgage veterans have recently joined the Inlanta team looking to take advantage of Inlanta’s support services.

Recent additions to the Inlanta Mortgage family include fourteen year mortgage veteran Yvette Clermont and her De Pere, Wisconsin mortgage company; fifteen year veteran Dan Palmer of Schaumburg, Illinois; Laura Leonhard and her team of experienced mortgage professionals in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Branch partners and their teams receive the full support of an experienced administrative team headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Support services included information technology (IT), marketing, compliance support, in-house underwriting, as well as experienced funding and processing departments.

In a recent study by Hammersmith, mortgage professionals are changing their preferred employers from large national players to regional, more local, mortgage bankers in seeking comprehensive support services for their branch operations. These mortgage professionals also place a high value on ethical business practices. In fact, integrity was listed as the most valuable characteristic sought from company leadership. Inlanta Mortgage has maintained a commitment to the highest ethical standards since it was founded in 1993.

The Hammersmith survey also asked mortgage loan originators what one tool or resource they would change about their current company. 30% of respondents reported they wanted better marketing platform/continuity support while nearly 20% reported better technology (including integrated systems, easy to use and accessible over the web). Inlanta Mortgage’s marketing support team can assist loan officers with every aspect of their marketing plan including web site development, advertising copy and layout, and advanced customer relationship management. Inlanta Mortgage’s technology platform was recognized by Mortgage Technology Magazine and awarded with their prestigious Top 25 Tech Savvy Lenders recognition.

Inlanta Mortgage continues to seek qualified mortgage professionals for branch partnerships and individual loan originators to join successful and established branches in Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Contact us for more information.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016.