When Evergreen Home Loans started in a small office in West Seattle in 1987, our goal was simple: transform the home loan lending industry. The Puget Sound Business Journal (subscription required) recently covered our progress and our growth toward that goal.
Today, Evergreen has 650 associates across 50 branch and satellite offices in six western states. In 2016, year-over-year growth is up from previous years and 2015 was our best year in company history. I’m convinced our growth and stability as a company can be attributed to our organizational health.
Our associates are at the heart of everything we do. To me, strong organizational health is:
- When people have a high degree of trust
- All associates working toward clear goals
- Ongoing communication about our goals
Today our associates are all rowing in the same direction. The benefits of this focus is associate retention – our turnover is well below the industry average. It’s my goal that Evergreen is the best place to work in the industry. We’re proud of recent recognition that shows we’re one of the best companies in our industry locally and across the country.
I believe how we take care of our associates is reflected in the way they take care of our customers. Our people have the greatest influence on where our business is going.
Our vision to change the world one relationship at a time drives us every day to deliver the very best for our customers.