Scottsdale, AZ – V.I.P. Mortgage, Inc. was honored by Mortgage Executive Magazine by being named #55 of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America, the #13 best company in the nation to work for, having two loan officers named to the Top 200 Mortgage Originators list, and having 53 loan officers named to the Top 1% Mortgage Originators in America for 2021!

President and Founder Jay Barbour says of these awards, “Being recognized for our commitment to homeownership is something that VIP and our whole family of companies takes tremendous pride in.” He continued, “We celebrate with all of our loan officers today, and every day, and look forward to being able to serve even more families!”

Congratulations to Austin Bates and Stuart Crawford for being named to the Top 200 list and congratulations to the below list of loan officers that were named a Top 1% of all loan officers nationwide list:


Sam Azares

Scott Bashaar

Giuseppe Battaglioli

Jamaica Canas

John Chavez

Casey Clement

Megan Cloud

Jon Crawford

Drew Dodds

Tim Duvall

Lisa Estes

Jacalyn Forleo

Allen Fredrickson

Jason Frewmouw

Chris Gilbert


Alena Griffey

Ryan Halldorson

Robert Hatch

Chris Hauber

Brandon Hendrick

Chris Jones

Patty Kanuha

Eric Kilstrom

Scott Kobashi

Gregg Lindholm

Les Lobel

Juan Lomelli

Marni McMillan

Mike Metz

Jeff Miksta

Michelle Milliron

Mark Monson

Bill Morin

Dan O’Connell

Bill Paden

Aaron Payne

Rob Purvis

Kevin Quame

Jay Ray

Shane Reynolds

Duncan Robertson

Hunter Sampsel

Michelle Smekens

Chad Smith

Jeff Tisdale

Danielle Vargo

Marcia Volin

Bob Wasieko

Blair Weed


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