Fairway Independent Mortgage Named #1 Workplace in the U.S.

MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#mortgageFairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, a top-ten nationwide mortgage lender, announced that it won the #1 spot for 2022 Top Workplaces USA award issued by Energage, an organization that develops solutions to build and brand top workplaces. Fairway was also the top-ranked Top Workplaces USA national winner for companies with more than 2,500 employees in 2021.

Winners of the Top Workplaces USA list were chosen based solely on employee feedback gathered through an employee engagement survey distributed by Energage. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“We are beyond humbled to be recognized as the best place to work for the second year in a row,” said Steve Jacobson, founder, and CEO of Fairway Independent Mortgage. “We value our employees greatly at Fairway, so we provide them with a supportive culture and work environment where they can thrive and grow their careers. We see culture as a day-to-day discipline. We take nothing for granted as we never know what is around the corner.”

“During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business.”

Fairway continues to march to the beat of its own drum when it comes to its company culture that is centered around workplace satisfaction. For example, as many organizations face pushback from workers who are mandated to return to work in person, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation continues to allow its employees to choose whether to return to the office or not.

Fairway’s dedication to prioritizing its employees’ safety and health also encompasses several innovative wellness initiatives. Fairway made pro-grade exercise machines available to employees with more than a year of service, enabling them to work out at home, and the company distributed 5,828 machines at a cost of $19.6 million. Fairway also offers virtual fitness classes for employees and their families, as well as parenting webinars and extensive mental health resources.

About Energage

Making the world a better place to work together.™ Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 14 years of culture research and the results from 23 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit Energage or Workplaces.

About Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation (NMLS #2289) is a full-service mortgage lender with a wide array of innovative products that help make homeownership more affordable with the speed and service its clients deserve. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Fairway is dedicated to finding great mortgage options and providing some of the fastest turn times for its borrowers.

Since opening our doors 26 years ago, our team has helped thousands of Americans achieve their dream of homeownership. We have been dedicated to providing unparalleled customer service. Fairway now employs nearly 11,000 team members, including more than 3,000 producers and over 600 branches nationwide. With a strong focus on purchase business, we continue to grow each year, funding more than $71 billion in 2021. Putting Americans in homes is what we do! #FairwayNation

We strive to exceed expectations, guarantee satisfaction and earn trust. For more information, visit fairway.com and home.com.


Alyson Austin

Gaffney Austin, LLC

Cell: 949-403-0484

Email: alyson@gaffneyaustin.com

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