Fairway Independent Mortgage Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Of New, Unified Headquarters In Madison

Madison, WI – September 19, 2014 – Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, one of the country’s largest mortgage companies, will be celebrating the one-year mark of their corporate headquarters in Madison, WI being united under one roof.  On September 20, 2013, the company condensed from four physical locations into one at Fairway’s corporate office, located on Madison’s east side.

Fairway was started in Madison, WI in 1996 with seven employees by Pardeeville and Madison natives, Steve Jacobson and Dean Anderson. Since then, Fairway has grown to over 1,800 employees with locations nationwide and split corporate offices in Madison and Plano, TX.

“Uniting all four offices under one roof has given our corporate headquarters a more cohesive feeling,” says Fairway Chief Financial Officer Len Krupinski.  “Employees can simply walk down the hall to conduct business, rather than sending emails and leaving voice mails. It has increased efficiency, and has given employees an added sense of engagement.”

The now unified corporate office in Madison is home to the following departments:  Human Resources, Learning & Development, Accounting, Legal & Compliance, Branch Support and Marketing. 

Fairway conducts day-to-day business based on its Core Values: Humility First, Foster Growth & Knowledge, Have Fun, Create an Amazing Experience for You, Speed to Respond, Seek Wise Counsel, Respect, Listen and Stay Balanced, Committed to Serve, Consistent, Honest Communication and Family Focused. “By having the corporate office all in one location in Madison, Fairway Madison team can have more fun putting our Core Values in motion,” notes Julie Fry, Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Learning and Organizational Development.

Four key branches are located in the surrounding areas of the Madison headquarters.  The four branches include Sun Prairie, managed by Joe Theisen, Portage, managed by Gregg Steinhaus, Poynette, managed by Bryan Skaar and Baraboo, managed by Jeff Schlender. Theisen, Steinhaus, Skaar and Schlender have teamed up to produce a combined volume of $93,552,932 through August, 2014.

“At Fairway, we believe the way we do things is just important as what we do. Fairway is a family-friendly, flexible company and offers strong work-life balance, we really do, walk the walk,” Fry says.


About Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Founded in 1996 by Steve Jacobson, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation is a mortgage banker headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The company has over 280 locations and over 1,800 employees nationwide. At Fairway, customer service is a way of life. Fairway is dedicated to finding the best rates for customers and also offers some of the fastest turn times in the industry. The goal is to act as a trusted advisor, providing highly personalized service and helping through every step of the loan process. It’s all designed to exceed expectations, guarantee satisfaction, and earn trust. Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation provides all necessary support in the areas of personnel, accounting and compliance. For more information, please visit


Corporate Contact:

Lauren Watkins



Branch Contacts:

Joe Theisen, Sun Prairie, WI



Gregg Steinhaus, Portage, WI



Bryan Skaar, Poynette, WI



Jeff Schlender, Baraboo, WI