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Hawaii's Top Employers 2013: Honolulu HomeLoans

Honolulu HomeLoans

In business for just three years, Honolulu HomeLoans has recently achieved the one billion dollar mark in loans serviced.  The company is the only locally owned and operated full service mortgage-banking business in Hawaii!

“At Honolulu HomeLoans we are completely focused on mortgage loans, unlike other lenders,  home loans are all we do so we have to be very good at it,” says chief production officer Anders Hostelley.

The company is relatively young, but the core management group is anything but new to the business, and many, including founders Ron Schmid and Tom Zimmerman, have been working together for more than 20 years. They know the intricacies of the business and have combined advanced technology with the most experienced mortgage professionals in the market to position Honolulu HomeLoans at forefront of the industry.

“All of our loan officers are licensed and 100% mobile, work off of a secure, web-based system and an advanced imaging system in which all of our files are paperless, and extremely eco-friendly,” Hostelley says.

This web-based system affords the company’s 82 employees the option to work remotely, and it gives them the opportunity to serve their customers from any location, any time of day.

“We also provide a professional work environment and flexible work hours,” says company chief financial officer Wendy Odo. “We are a results-oriented group with each staff member doing what it takes to move loans through the system.”

The company is a family-oriented company that has a kid-friendly environment and encourages a balanced life between work and home. They offer company sponsored events like bowling and go-cart racing and offer their employees a complimentary Thanksgiving dinner for their families every year.

For many of the employees, the professionalism and support of the management and staff is the biggest draw to working at Honolulu HomeLoans.

“Our senior operations staff is by far the most knowledgeable in the state,” Odo says. “They will constantly put together loan programs and initiatives that support the sales team, and they are the strength and backbone of our company.”

In an industry that is typically all about the numbers, Honolulu HomeLoans’ management and staff understands there are other factors that contribute to their success.  Each loan represents a family and their dreams of home ownership and Honolulu HomeLoans is excited to be a part of making those dreams come true. 


(808) 681-7500
745 Fort Street, Suite 1001
Honolulu, HI 96813

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