KALAMAZOO, MI (Feb. 12, 2020) – For the fourth straight year, Amerifirst Home Mortgage has received national recognition as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation.
Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the 37-year-old mortgage company is one of 540 national winning organizations out of 5,000 nominations submitted to The National Association for Business Resources for consideration. The award honors companies that excel at employee relations, use innovation to motivate employees, implement creative compensation programs, and more.
Nathalia Vargas started her professional career at Amerifirst as a corporate accounting intern in the summer of 2019. After completing the 12-week program and graduating from Western Michigan University, she was offered a full-time position as a financial reporting specialist with the mortgage company. “The family I’ve become a part of here at Amerifirst is so amazing that it’s almost indescribable,” she said. “It’s exciting to be with a company that really lives all of its core values - especially honesty and integrity.”
The 2019 national winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. These include communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.
Co-worker Qianna Decker, an escrow specialist who has been with Amerifirst since 2014, agrees with Nathalia’s assessment of the company’s culture. “Amerifirst gives you personal and professional opportunities to learn and grow,” she said. “If you’re looking for a place where people care for each other and the community – this is it.”
About Amerifirst Home Mortgage
Amerifirst employs over 700 team members and provides home financing opportunities for thousands of individuals and families each year, especially in rural and underserved communities and among first-time homebuyers. It operates in branches across a dozen states throughout the U.S. and is recognized by Inc. 5000 for its 78 percent growth over a three-year period. Amerifirst is a division of Amerifirst Financial Corp.
About the Best and Brightest Programs
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that leads to increased productivity and financial performance. This competition scores potential winners based on regional data of company performance and a set standard across the nation. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives, and building a stronger community. Visit thebestandbrightest.com.