St. Louis, MO (June 26, 2013) – Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc., a privately-held mortgage-banking firm, is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as one of the Top Places to Work for two consecutive years in the St. Louis region. Cornerstone is the highest-ranked mortgage company on the 2013 Top Workplaces list.

WorkplaceDynamics and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch come together each year to recognize local companies that treat their employees well. The survey results are based on employee feedback from participating companies. In order to qualify for the Top Workplaces list, 35% of a company’s employees must complete the survey. Cornerstone surpassed this requirement with 79% of their staff responding to the survey.

When asked about the Top Workplaces list, Jim Dean, President/CEO, stated, “We are very excited about being ranked as one of the Top Workplaces for two years in a row! It’s a great feeling to know your staff has confidence in the direction of the company. We believe the quality of our workplace and the success of Cornerstone goes hand-in-hand. We will continue to grow and move forward, with a positive attitude.”

Angi Stevenson, Senior Vice President/COO, went on to say, “We appreciate how hard our staff works and we want them to know they are valued! It’s important for us to create a secure, comfortable place to work where our employees can thrive. The knowledge and skill our team possesses has helped facilitate these kinds of achievements.”

At the time of the survey, Cornerstone had a total of 112 employees. They now have 150 employees. The company continues to grow rapidly. Cornerstone recently expanded in the greater Kansas City area by opening a new, full-service branch in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. They will also open a new office in Imperial, Missouri.

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. is always looking for talented individuals to join their team. If you feel like you would be a good fit, please visit their company website to fill out an employment application or email your resume to

About Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.:
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. has been in operation since 1995 and was founded by Jim Dean (President/CEO) and Angi Stevenson (Senior Vice President/COO). Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. is currently licensed in six (6) states and has over 165 employees, with 14 locations and is rapidly growing. Jim Dean (President/CEO) was named one of the 100 Most Influential Mortgage Executives in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine in 2013 and 2014. Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. is an A+ accredited lender with the Better Business Bureau and continues to have an outstanding reputation. In 2013, Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. became the #1 largest lender in Missouri to have approvals from all three agencies: Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, and Fannie Mae. Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. was named a Top 100 Mortgage Company in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine. The company was listed as one of the top-producing mortgage lenders in the country by Scotsman Guide. Angi Stevenson (Senior Vice President/COO) and Cornerstone were featured in Forbes Magazine in 2013. Revenues at Cornerstone have grown to exceed $26 million dollars annually, with closed loan production surpassing $900 million annually. Cornerstone is a ProLoan approved lender. Cornerstone has been featured on the fastest growing privately-held companies in America list by INC. 500/5000 for four (4) years in a row. Regionally, the company has been the #1 fastest growing mortgage banker in Missouri for the last five (5) years and is currently the 17th fastest growing privately-held company in the St. Louis region. The company is currently the 2nd largest privately-held mortgage banker in Missouri. Cornerstone is also a Top 2 USDA lender in Missouri. Processing, underwriting, and closing are completed locally by Cornerstone.

For More Information, Contact:
Jim Dean, President
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
17280 N Outer 40 Rd., Suite 100
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(314) 995-9919

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