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Our story

 

In 1983, Mark Jones and Dave Gahm co-founded Amerifirst Home Mortgage. Their goal was to have more control over the quality of the mortgage process and to create a workplace where employees are treated like family.

 

Over three decades later, and in the entrepreneurial spirit of our founders, we remain true to our mission of making a meaningful difference in the lives of our customers, colleagues and the communities we serve. Together, we endeavor to provide affordable home loan financing for thousands of individuals and families each year, especially in rural and underserved communities and among first-time homebuyers. 

 

If you're looking for a culture that is friendly and supportive, and you want to continue learning and growing, consider Amerifirst.

 

 

meet our team

Mark&Dave

Our core values

 

Our strong set of company values sets our course on how we interact with our customers, reach more renters with homeownership opportunities, and make important decisions that affect those we serve. This, in turn, enables us to achieve our mission of making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

 

Honesty and Integrity

We tell the truth and do the right thing, even when it's not the easiest choice.

Work-Life Balance

All work and no play? Not at Amerifirst. High professional expectations must be matched with living a balanced life.

Lasting Relationships

We work to develop and keep quality relationships through our everyday interactions with our borrowers, business contacts and team members.

Agility in a Changing World

We embrace change and challenge with the expectation of success. We see change as an opportunity to excel.

Professional Development

We're committed to improving and becoming better. From personal studies to professional training, development happens purposefully and consistently.

Fairness and Respect

We operate under the golden rule. Do you treat others the way you expect to be treated? Be fair. Show respect.

Voices from our team

Liz Terwilliger

Loan Officer and Branch Manager

If you're looking for a company where you are truly going to be part of a team and have owners that really care about you and work with you and help you grow, then Amerifirst is the place for you.

Juanita Nieuwenhuis

Final Documents Supervisor

Our owners are open and visible. I like that they walk around the company and interact with the team. They live our core values of honesty and integrity and fairness and respect for others. They also make you feel that you matter and are important to them. I like to work independently and I feel supported by my boss and my team.

Simba Mwayi

Servicing Training Specialist

The family feel to Amerifirst is what I like best. This starts at the top with the owners Mark and Dave making you feel that you're part of the family and not just another employee. This company really supports its core value of work-life balance and as a father of young children, that means a lot!

Patrick Mars

Loan Officer and Area Manager

I joined the company because of its
strong leadership, supportive culture and family atmosphere. It’s an organization that I truly want to represent in
our marketplace. 

Qianna Decker

Warehouse Analyst, Corporate Accounting

One of our core values is agility in a changing world. Our ability to adapt and expand has enabled us to grow and flourish in new markets, which is exciting. Amerifirst gives you personal and professional opportunities to learn and grow. If you’re looking for a place where people care for each other and the community -  this is it.

Beth Shannon

Senior Loss Mitigation Analyst

I like the open-door policy here because I know I can talk to my manager at any time. But what I like best is the freedom to be my true self; there’s no judgement from my peers. And it’s great being part of a team that focuses on making things happen for customers!

Join a company that cares

Corporate

Join our growing and
dynamic support team at our
corporate headquarters in
Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Sales

Take your career to the next
level as a loan officer with Amerfirst. We'll provide the tools, resources and support you need to succeed. 

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Open a branch

Grow your business, build strong relationships and deliver superior customer service with the support of our dedicated team in your local market. 

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Looking for meaningful work, a supportive and friendly culture, and opportunities to improve your community?

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