GSF Mortgage Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

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GSF Mortgage is pleased to announce that the company is celebrating 20-years in business.

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GSF Mortgage is excited to announce that the company is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this month. The company launched as a small mortgage brokerage in 1995 by a group of principals who had worked together in the finance industry since the 1970s. The founders include Jim Guzanick, Phil Siebert and Brian Fiskum—G-S-F.

“When we opened GSF, we opened in four states simultaneously, as a mortgage broker. What an enormous undertaking that was. Of course we had the numerous ups and downs of any start up. We also had a learning curve to get everyone through. But we all got through it together and within a few months we were expanding again. Thanks to all the hard work and dedication of those original "pioneers", GSF exists today,” says Siebert.

By 2002, GSF Mortgage employed more than 350 people and had 19 offices throughout Minnesota, Illinois and Maryland. The company was generating more than 1,500 mortgages per year. In a few short years, GSF had offices in 19 states and begun funding loans as a full-service direct mortgage lender.

Today, GSF Mortgage has a renewed dedication to customer education and new measures to improve transparency. GSF Mortgage combines state-of-the-art technology with old-fashioned customer service to streamline the lending process. Customer support and retention is at the core of the company’s business plan. Recently, GSF Mortgage became a Ginnie Mae Issuer, which allows the opportunity to serve its borrowers throughout the life of the loan.

“GSF is a company that is made up of long-time employees. Its strength lies in its ability to adapt to this ever-changing market. GSF’S senior management ranges from the young age of 35 to the ripe old age of 65, which is good because the youth are always looking to grow and the wise, older senior management teach them not to make the mistakes of the past. I go by one philosophy everyday: ‘The past is the past, learn from it. The present is your future,’” says Guzanick.

“The foundation of hard work, loyalty and unwavering commitment to quality have been firmly established by Jim and Phil. My challenge is to set the table for the next 20 years while continuing to foster those ideals. We will continue to expand our servicing portfolio and truly become the lifetime lender for our borrowers. We will push the envelope of mortgage technology to produce a more efficient and safe mortgage experience at a lower cost for our borrowers. We will grow our branch network to serve more communities and referral partners across the country and we will continue to invest in our employee’s development and work culture to make GSF the absolute best place to work. We have already started building our future and it’s exciting to be a part of “TeamGO”,”says Jampedro.

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Founded in 1995, GSF Mortgage is an established and experienced direct mortgage lender. With nearly 20 years of lending experience, GSF professionals originate, process, underwrite, and fund all loans. We have direct access to FHA, VA, USDA, FNMA and Jumbo Financing products. GSF Mortgage has provided successful financing solutions to borrowers in all phases of homeownership. We continue to serve the next generation of homeowners with the GOGSF brand focused on flexible and transparent mortgage lending. With many locations, our strengths keep GSF Mortgage “Lending in Your Favor”.

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