Guild Mortgage expands retail team in South Carolina

Guild Mortgage Expands Retail Team in South Carolina

Sales Manager Stephen Page Joins Growing Branch in Hilton Head

Hilton Head, S.C. – Guild Mortgage (NYSE: GHLD), a rapidly growing mortgage lending company that has originated and serviced residential loans since 1960, has expanded its team in South Carolina with the addition of sales manager Stephen Page (NMLS ID #979780) in its Coastal Bluffton branch (NMLS ID #2106340).

Page brings nearly a decade of mortgage lending experience and has helped hundreds of families realize the dream of homeownership. He joins Guild from Mortgage Network, Inc., where he was a loan officer for three years. Page is a native of Hilton Head and graduated from Clemson University.

“Guild has great loan products and rates to serve every customer, but it was the people and culture that were most attractive to me,” Page said. “Guild offers the tools and resources needed to support the continued growth of my business. The company is committed to doing the right thing, educating customers about their options, and helping people build wealth and long-term security through homeownership. I love my community, and by moving to Guild, I’ll be able to better serve my customers.”

The Coastal Bluffton branch is located at 1533 Fording Island Road, Suite 308 in Hilton Head. The branch is led by area manager Kris Davis (NMLS ID #474301) and includes loan officers Brently Whitaker (NMLS ID #1980864) and Matt DeVita (NMLS ID #2075349). The Guild team offers a variety of loan programs for virtually every customer, including first-time homebuyers, military families and rural residents.

“In today’s ultra-competitive housing market, homebuyers need a lender they can trust to communicate clearly and work with them every step of the process,” Davis said. “Stephen was born and raised in Hilton Head and has deep ties to the community. People know him well. His entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to serving others will make for a fantastic addition to our team.”

Headquartered in San Diego, Guild Mortgage has nearly 4,400 employees with more than 200 retail branches in 32 states, including eight branches in the Southeast Region, which in addition to South Carolina, includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Guild reported loan volume of $408.4 million in the state of South Carolina in the first quarter of 2021, up 127% from the same period in 2020. Overall, the company achieved loan volume of $9.8 billion and net income of $161 million in the first quarter 20211.

A leading national lender, Guild has a deep history of developing innovative pilot programs and specialized products in partnership with government organizations to help deliver the promise of home in every neighborhood and community it serves. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time buyers achieve homeownership, often through government loan programs, to homebuyers looking for a jumbo loan. Guild also helps active duty and retired military personnel who qualify for VA loans with 100% financing and flexible qualifying standards. The company is consistently recognized for its impact in the communities it serves, commitment to customer service, strength in regulatory compliance and workplace culture.


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Founded in 1960 when the modern U.S. mortgage industry was just forming, Guild Mortgage Company is a nationally recognized independent mortgage lender providing residential mortgage products and local in-house origination and servicing. Guild’s collaborative culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion enable it to deliver a personalized experience for each customer. With more than 4,000 employees and over 250 retail branches, Guild has relationships with credit unions, community banks, and other financial institutions and services loans in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Guild’s highly trained loan professionals are experienced in government-sponsored programs such as FHA, VA, USDA, down payment assistance programs and other specialized loan programs. Guild Mortgage Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guild Holdings Company, whose shares of Class A common stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GHLD.