Mortgage Research Center, L.L.C., which does business as Veterans United Home Loans, the nation’s largest VA home loan lender, has announced the creation of 100 new jobs in Springfield, Missouri.
The move comes after Mortgage Research Center’s launch of Paddio, a full-service mortgage lender, to specialize in conventional and FHA home loans and bring the unparalleled customer service that Veterans United is known for nationwide.
“We are excited about this new opportunity to assist more borrowers on their homebuying journey while sticking to the formula of what has made Veterans United a success in offering the best possible customer experience,” said Ryan Kluttz, Director of Production for Paddio. “We look forward to becoming part of the Springfield community and welcoming more employees into our family.”
Paddio will extend Mortgage Research Center’s mission of enhancing lives to those outside the Veteran and military community. Paddio will have the same customer-focused dedication to creating high-quality customer experiences, helping those without a military background achieve the dream of homeownership.
“By focusing on purchase loans rather than riding refinance waves, we are creating jobs that can be career positions,” said Kluttz. “While our name and mission are different, we share a culture with Veterans United and are dedicated to ensuring this is a fun, close-knit workplace where people are valued.”
Mortgage Research Center leaders chose Springfield for the new company’s headquarters based on the growth and quality of the talent pool, and the vibrancy of the community. Working with Springfield’s Partnership for Economic Development, representatives from Mortgage Research Center visited Springfield earlier this year to evaluate real estate options and learn about the benefits of doing business in Missouri from economic development leaders and local business executives.
“As our economic development team worked with Mortgage Research Center’s leaders, they knew right away the existing skills of our local workforce would match well with this growing company,” said Matt Morrow, President of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. “We’re excited for these quality, professional jobs right now and welcome this great company to Springfield as one of our newest employers.”