Started by one, built by many
With over four decades of experience in providing loans, service, and expertise to homebuyers, Guild Mortgage Company upholds an enduring presence in the lending community. By strategically meeting the ups and downs of the real estate and financial markets, Guild Mortgage has remained steadfast in its mission to provide affordable home financing, unsurpassed service, and a dedicated workforce to meet our customers' needs.
Guild Mortgage Company was founded in 1960 as a home financing company for American Housing Guild in San Diego. In its first decade, Guild Mortgage Company provided residential mortgages to homebuyers in American Housing Guild's new home developments.
Guild broadened its range of services in 1972 by including resale mortgage financing. After decades of successful innovation and growth, Guild Mortgage Company is now a nationally recognized mortgage banking company with more than 250 branches and satellites serving homebuyers throughout the United States.
San Diego Beginnings
Guild was founded in 1960 in San Diego to provide financing for homes built by American Housing Guild. The company established itself as an innovator from the start, bringing new possibilities for home ownership to thousands of families.
Guild expanded nationwide in the 1970s and 1980s, with wide-ranging experience, including Red Carpet Realty, wholesale, retail, and timeshare business.
During the 1980s and 1990s, with a team of twenty-eight programmers, Guild invested in an integrated information systems platform found typically only in large companies, while shifting focus to retail business in Western states, with entrepreneurial mobile offices, CalHFA, and correspondent business.
Guild continues its purchase focus in the 1990s and 2000s, in programs where the company has decades of experience, including GNMA, FNMA, FHA, and bond programs. Guild celebrates fifty years of continuous production and servicing experience in 2010, remembers its roots and renews its dedication to serving the homebuyer of the future with easier access to mobile, fluid, on-demand information.