One mortgage company recently celebrated a quarter century in the industry at a recent gala event. From humble beginnings in the early 1990s, the company has not only grown, but thrived in a competitive market.
It was May 28, 1995 when TMG The Mortgage Group was formed through the efforts of Grant and Debbie Thomas – who had a goal of operating a strong brokerage with old-fashioned family values with a strong, competitive edge.
“Our core values help promote an open, progressive, entrepreneurial environment,” says Mark Kerzner, president of TMG. “We think in terms of partnerships with our brokers and staff.”
Now a national full service mortgage brokerage, TMG has developed an excellent reputation in the industry, says Kerzner.
Early on, it was decided to grow the company organically. Today, TMG has nearly 800 brokers and agents nationwide. The company continues to grow and attracts like-minded, professional individuals by treating them with respect, says Kerzner, “providing good value, and continually responding to their needs.”
Through the years of continued and impressive growth, TMG has been able to maintain and even strengthen its corporate family culture – something that has proven to be a winning formula. In 2011, TMG was honoured with the Canadian Mortgage Award’s top award for Network Broker of the Year.
In 2012 the company was named one of the Best Companies to Work For in B.C., and collected CAAMP’s Partners in Excellence Award – capped with Grant and Debbie Thomas receiving MBABC’s Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement.
The following year, the company won Employer of Choice at the Canadian Mortgage Awards and later that year Grant and Debbie were inducted into CAAMP’s Canadian Mortgage Hall of Fame.
In 2014, four TMG brokers were recognized for their contribution to the industry by winning CAAMP Excellence Awards.
“As wonderful as the accolades are, and as proud as we are of these achievements, we won’t sit back and rest,” says Kerzner. “There is much more to do. After 25 years, it’s important that we continue to find innovative ways to help its brokers succeed.”