1st Advantage Mortgage Appoints Craig Achtzehn as Vice President of Mortgage Origination

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Craig Achtzehn has joined 1st Advantage Mortgage's Chicago office as Vice President of Mortgage Origination.

Craig Achtzehn

Craig Achtzehn

I chose 1st Advantage because I believe they provide the best resources and support to grow my business.

1st Advantage Mortgage, a Draper and Kramer company, one of the top 100 Mortgage Bankers in America, announced Craig Achtzehn has joined the company’s Chicago office as Vice President of Mortgage Origination.

Achtzehn has been a top performing mortgage originator throughout his career. With 14 years of experience in mortgage banking, Achtzehn has held management and sales positions at both regional and national mortgage lenders. He proudly served our nation as an Officer in the U.S. Army for 2 years and holds a bachelor's degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

“I chose 1st Advantage because I believe they provide the best resources and support to grow my business. I am amazed by the company’s technology and excited by their vision for growth,” said Achtzehn.

Achtzehn has a structured, disciplined and consistent business style which has helped him to grow as a leader in his field. His primary focus throughout his career has been to provide world-class service and he feels that he is only as successful as his last transaction. By going the extra mile to ensure his clients receive the best available rate and terms, Achtzehn has earned an exceptional reputation with his past clients and referral sources.

“We are proud to welcome Craig to our growing team. He knows the Chicago market inside and out and is an incredible addition to 1st Advantage Mortgage,” said Paul Lueken, Chief Executive Officer. “His extensive leadership and relationship building skills will continue to aid in his success, and other loan officers will benefit from having Craig on board. We are excited to support Craig in any way that we can to ensure he is successful here.”

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About 1st Advantage Mortgage
1st Advantage Mortgage is the residential mortgage division of Draper and Kramer, one of the country’s premiere full-service real estate and financial firms. Arthur W. Draper and Adolph F. Kramer founded Draper and Kramer in 1893, and today the firm is a vertically integrated property and financial services company. Headquartered in Chicago, Draper and Kramer has the capability to serve its clients nationwide – and beyond.

With 20 branch locations nationally, 1st Advantage Mortgage has approximately 300 employees. The company has been named one of the Top Mortgage Lenders in America by Scotsman Guide Magazine and one of the 50 Best Companies to work for by Mortgage Executive Magazine, all while maintaining an A+ BBB rating and 98% Customer Satisfaction. Visit http://www.1amllc.com to learn more about 1st Advantage Mortgage.

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