Local mortgage company with Birmingham branch rebrands to Michigan Mutual, Inc.
By: Stephanie Cosby
Rapidly growing mortgage company with branch office in Birmingham proud of Michigan heritage, focused on elevating mortgage experience
BIRMINGHAM, Mich., March 15, 2013–– First Preferred Mortgage Company, a Port Huron, Mich.-headquartered full-service residential mortgage lender with a branch office in Birmingham, announced that it has rebranded and will now be known as Michigan Mutual, Inc. President and CEO Mark Walker made the announcement.
The company, founded in 1992, changed its name to the wholesale division’s brand name—Michigan Mutual, Inc.—and will be recognized nationally as one powerhouse mortgage company, serving home buying and refinancing needs, in addition to servicing a robust network of mortgage brokers, banks and credit unions through the company’s expansive wholesale division.
The company’s Birmingham branch office is located in the city’s growing rail district at 2151 Cole St., Birmingham, Mich., 48009. The branch offers local residents a chance to meet face-to-face with mortgage industry veterans right in their community—leading to a home buying experience with a personal touch. The aesthetics of the office also boast a modern, sleek design with a unique edge, complete with large picturesque windows, chandeliers and other unique lighting features, a garage door that opens to the exterior, trees growing out of the concrete floors, an indoor pond, cedar wood accents that warm the overall ambience of the office, and a Harley Davidson motorcycle. This industrial style loft space was designed to offer a comfortable feel for clients as they make one of the biggest decisions of their lives.
“Birmingham is a thriving community that embodies everything we love about Michigan—innovation, hard work and creativity. We deeply value the relationships we have built with the residents and business members, and are proud to serve such a thriving community,” said Walker. “Changing our name to Michigan Mutual allows us to unite our growing company under one brand as we continue to expand nationally, and to recognize communities like Birmingham that make this state so incredible.”
The move is another chapter in the company’s impressive growth story—as they have rapidly grown to nearly 500 employees, from 100 employees in 2009. The company has also continued to expand its footprint nationally from its corporate locations in Port Huron and Southfield, Mich., with a network of wholesale and retail office locations—including community branches in Birmingham, Mich., Livonia, Mich., Plymouth, Mich., Brighton, Mich., and their most recently opened branch in St. Louis, Mo. In 2012, the company continued to grow and evolve and closed 10,882 residential loans totaling $1.83 billion dollars.
With the rebranding, Michigan Mutual, Inc., has also launched a new tagline—think bigger, expect more. The company’s new brand can be explored at its website—mimutual.com.
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Michigan Mutual, Inc., has been a family-owned and operated company serving the Midwest for more than 20 years. Founded in 1992, Michigan Mutual, Inc., is a rapidly expanding, full-service residential mortgage lender. The company provides home loan and refinancing mortgage services while elevating the customer service experience in the mortgage industry. For more information about Michigan Mutual, Inc., please call 1-800-700-5839 or visit www.mimutual.com.