STRONGSVILLE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Union Home Mortgage (UHM), a high-growth independent mortgage banking company with a world-class culture, today announced the hiring of Carl Douglas as a Producing Branch Manager and Michelle Benefield Smith as a Loan Officer in the Greater Birmingham region. In both roles, Douglas and Smith will help produce, manage and originate loans for homebuyers in Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Hoover and the Greater Birmingham area.
“We are thrilled to welcome both Carl and Michelle to the UHM team,” said Bill Cosgrove, President & CEO of Union Home Mortgage. “We look forward to utilizing their experience to further grow and develop our services to meet the needs of homebuyers in this region. Their industry insight and genuine excitement for all buyers are valuable assets for the continued national growth of Union Home Mortgage.”
In addition to the development of their regional network of new mortgage originators, both Douglas and Smith are responsible for supporting existing and first-time homeowners during the lending process.
As the Producing Branch Manager, Douglas is also responsible for managing the new Birmingham branch.
“I am incredibly excited for the opportunity to work for an organization like Union Home Mortgage,” said Douglas. “I am thrilled to continue my existing relationships with past clients and realtors, while also building new relationships with first-time homebuyers.”
“I look forward to continuing to build relationships with homebuyers in our local communities,” said Smith. “I am most looking forward to helping UHM expand into this part of the country.”
Douglas and Smith have a combined 21 years of mortgage industry experience. Prior to joining UHM, Douglas served as a Loan Officer at First Bank Mortgage. Smith is also experienced in working with Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Veteran’s Affairs (VA) and Rural Development loans.
About Union Home Mortgage
Union Home Mortgage Corp. (UHM) is a high-growth, full-service retail, wholesale and consumer direct independent mortgage banking company with over 150 branches across the U.S. For 7 consecutive years, UHM has been awarded a Top Workplace. With a world-class culture that stands out in the mortgage industry, UHM Partners (employees) are guided by a Code of Conduct that emphasizes respect, open communication and accountability. UHM is an approved direct lender of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, USDA and other conforming and non-QM loan products, with over $13 billion in responsible lending per year.