History

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Founded in 1996

by Steve Jacobson and named by a childhood best friend, colleague and forever member of the Fairway family, Randy Cross, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation is a mortgage lender headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin and Carrollton, Texas.

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1996 - 1998

04/96 - Fairway Independent Mortgage was Incorporated 

09/96 - 1st Branch Opened 

10/96 - 1st Funded Loan 

05/98 - 1st Warehouse Line Opened

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2004 - 2007

07/04 - Corporate Office Opened in Plano, TX 

05/05 - 1st Underwriter Hired 

08/07 - Received FHA Title II DE Lender Approval 

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2009 - 2010

05/09 - Reached 500 Team Members 

07/09 - Received VA Automatic Lender Approval 

07/09 - Received Fannie Mae Approval 

04/10 - Opened Fairway's AMC, Frisco Lender Services

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2012

04/12 - 1st Military Mortgage Specialist Boot Camp and Home Giveaway to a Wounded Warrior

05/12 - Received Fannie Mae Direct Seller Approval

07/12 - Licensed in 45 States

12/12 - $6+ Billion in Mortgage Volume

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2013 - 2014

09/13 - Reached 1,500 Team Members 

10/13 - Started Servicing Loans 

04/14 - Voted the #1 Best Company to Work for by Mortgage Executive Magazine based on Loan Officer Votes 

11/14 - Reached 2,000 Team Members

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2015 - 2016

01/15 - Fairway established the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) giving employees stock ownership of the company

03/15 - First $1 Billion Month in Funding

05/15 - Voted the #1 Best Company to Work for by Mortgage Executive Magazine based on Loan Officer Votes

12/15 - Funded $11.15 Billion in 2015

03/16 - Ranked #10 out of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies based on Volume by Mortgage Executive Magazine

04/16 - Licensed in ALL 50 States

04/16 - 20th Anniversary

05/16 - Voted the #1 Best Company to Work for by Mortgage Executive Magazine based on Loan Officer Votes

11/16 - Reached 4,000 employees

12/16 - Closed 2016 with $17.5 billion in funding

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