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Who we are

At Amerifirst, we’re knowledgeable professionals in mortgage loans, but we don’t expect everyone else to be. We meet you wherever you are on the road to buying a home, walking you through the process, answering questions, and cheering you on until you reach your goals.

 

Our licensed loan officers can help you buy, build, remodel, or refinance, choosing from a variety of loan options to meet your needs. We’re also happy to work with people who aren’t quite mortgage-ready, mapping out a path and coaching you on your way to owning a home.

 

Why choose us?

You can find home loans at many other lenders, but it's much harder to find a company that's willing to invest in you. While we know mortgages inside and out, we're more interested in the people like you who need our loans. When we can give you guidance on credit requirements, help you become a first-time homeowner, or reach your other long-term goals, it's a win for all of us. That's why we put in the extra effort to get you across the finish lineno matter where you start out.

30 years and growing

Amerifirst began in 1983 with Mark Jones, and David Gahm, and their shared vision of turning renters into homeowners. Despite a climate of high interest rates and plummeting house sales, they succeeded, and today, the company has grown from a single location in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to branches across the country.

 

From Michigan to Florida, over 150 licensed Amerifirst loan consultants are serving their communities at the local level, sharing their knowledge of Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA Rural Development, and renovation loans, along with refinancing.  Over 30 years after it was founded, Amerifirst is still working to make a meaningful difference in the lives of its customers, employees, and the communities it serves.

 

 

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1983

founding year

70+

locations

700+

employees

#1

USDA rural housing lender in the state of Michigan

Our passion and values

We have incredible people on our team who share our values and vision of delivering a great customer experience. Here’s what they have to say:

Honors and awards

We're proud to be recognized throughout Michigan and the nation as a thriving company where people want to work.   

  • Best_And_Brightest-1

    2016
    Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation

    This award identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Amerifirst was honored at both a regional and national level.


  • EY-Entrepreneur-1

    2016 
    EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    Our company's founders earned this award from Ernst & Young. It recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.


  • Inc-500


    2012 - 2017
    America's Fastest Growing Private Companies

    Amerifirst is a six-time honoree of Inc. Magazine's 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, making the prestigious list every year since 2012.

Amerifirst proudly supports the following not-for-profit organizations in its local communities: 
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We're always on the lookout for quality people to join our team. 

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If you’re still confused or want to talk to a real person, please give us a call. Our friendly loan officers will be happy to chat and tell you everything you want to know.

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