Brian Hitchcock of First Financial Bank Honored With the Five Star Mortgage Professional Award for the Third Year in a Row

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Exclusive recognition of Columbus-area mortgage professionals. Brian has won the award in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Brian Hitchcock

To win this award three years running is a validation for me because I have been doing the right things to help borrowers succeed.

Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Brian Hitchcock, First Financial Bank, has been chosen as one of Columbus’s Five Star Mortgage Professionals for 2016.

Five Star Professional partnered with Columbus Monthly to recognize a select group of Columbus-area mortgage professionals who provide quality services to their clients. Less than 3 percent in the area were selected. Brian Hitchcock is featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the June issue.

“I have been helping people obtain loans to buy homes for over 15 years now and pride myself in finding the right loan for every buyer’s situation. Recently, as the condo market has grown, I find myself educating buyers about the differences in condo types and loans. What I do is highly satisfying,” says Brian Hitchcock of First Financial Bank.

The Five Star Mortgage Professional award program is conducted in more than 30 markets throughout North America. Mortgage professionals are measured using an objective, in-depth research methodology with significant focus on customer feedback and overall satisfaction.

“To win this award three years running is a validation for me because I have been doing the right things to help borrowers succeed. I am glad to see the fruits of my labors. There are a lot of lenders and a lot of loan officers to choose from. You should feel comfortable and at ease from the minute you start the process. If you don’t, it is time to move to a better choice. This decision is too important to leave up to chance — connect with a loan officer that you can trust,” says Brian.

“Five Star Mortgage Professionals provide world-class service which is evident through their clients’ loyalty. With a strong foundation of knowledge and experience, they work to understand their clients’ needs and provide a financing solution that fits,” says Dan Zdon, CEO, Five Star Professional.

About the research process:

Now entering its 13th year, Five Star Professional conducts in-depth, market-specific research in more than 45 markets across the United States and Canada to identify premium service professionals.

Five Star Professional contacts thousands of recent homebuyers, along with real estate agents, to identify award candidates and measure their client satisfaction levels. Phone, mail and online respondents rate their mortgage professional on criteria such as overall satisfaction and referability. Qualifying candidates are then evaluated on objective criteria such as experience, production levels and disciplinary and complaint history.

Professionals do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. For more information, visit

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