Lamont Watson of Columbia Honored by Guild Mortgage

Named to Exclusive President’s Club, with $29 Million in Loans in 2016

Columbia, SC [June 20, 2017] – Guild Mortgage Co., one of the fastest-growing independent mortgage banking companies in the country, has named Lamont Watson of Columbia to its exclusive President’s Club, placing him in the in the top 9.7% of all Guild loan officers.

Watson; NMLS ID 474326, who has been with Guild for 5 years and lives in Irmo, closed 202 loans valued at $29,014,711 in 2016. His branch was honored for closing 375 loans valued at $49,828,727  million during the year. The Columbia Northwest branch is located at 101 Westpark Blvd., Suite B, C Columbia, SC 29210, 949333.

Mary Ann McGarry, president and CEO of Guild, said Anderson is an incredible asset to Guild’s rapidly expanding organization, now with 250 branches in 25 states.

“In addition to being top producers, Lamont and the Columbia Northwest branch have rave reviews from customers,” said McGarry.

Guild has a history of providing first-time homebuyers with a wide range of loan options and personalized service. The company is consistently among the top independent mortgage lenders in the U.S. in terms of purchase loans. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time homebuyers achieve their dream of home ownership, often through government loan programs, to providing jumbo home loans. Guild also specializes in helping active duty and retired military personnel to secure VA loans, which provide 100 percent financing and flexible qualifying standards.

About Guild Mortgage

Founded in 1960 when the modern U.S. mortgage industry was just forming, Guild Mortgage Co.  is a nationally recognized independent mortgage lender offering a wide range of residential mortgage products and local in-house processing, underwriting and funding. Its collegial and entrepreneurial culture enables it to deliver unsurpassed levels of customer service. Having been through every economic cycle, the company has grown 16-fold since 2008, and now has more than 3,800 employees operating from 250 branch and satellite offices in 25 states. Guild’s highly trained loan professionals are experienced in government-sponsored programs such as FHA, VA, USDA, low down payment assistance programs and other specialized loan programs. The company generated $15.9 billion in loan volume in 2016, as compared to $1 billion in 2008. In addition, Guild services more than 155,000 loans, which totaled $30 billion in 2016, and has correspondent banking relationships with credit unions and community banks in 47 states. (Equal Housing Lender- Company NMLS #3274).