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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 you if you're not 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 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.

35+ 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 300 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 35 years after it was founded, Amerifirst is still working to make a meaningful difference in the lives of its customers, team members, and the communities it serves.


Our core values

Our core values help us to be our very best selves in our quest to help others achieve their dreams of homeownership. They are part of who we are, what we stand for, and how we act. 




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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 across the nation as a thriving company where people want to work.   

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    2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 
    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. 

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    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.

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    2012 - 2021
    America's Fastest Growing Private Companies

    Amerifirst is a seven-time honoree of Inc. Magazine's 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, making the prestigious list seven of the last ten years since 2012.
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    2021, 2022
    Best Mortgage Company To Work For
    The annual award recognizes the mortgage industry's top 50 premier employers in the nation.


Amerifirst proudly supports the following not-for-profit organizations in its local communities: 







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