About VIP

VIP wasn’t started as a company, but as an idea. An idea that the mortgage lending process could be simplified. An idea that the dream of homeownership is very much alive and well. And, an idea that the people working on your loan understand what you are going through because they have been there themselves.

Founded by Marine veteran Jay Barbour in 2006, VIP has grown from a single office with two loan officers in Scottsdale, AZ, to over 20 brick and mortar branches (across many states) with a few hundred licensed loan officers. VIP funds several billion dollars in loans annually and consistently ranks at the top of numerous industry rankings.

While VIP has grown significantly over the years, we haven’t lost sight of our core values; to give back, provide exemplary customer service and not only meet, but exceed, each customer’s individual needs. VIP doesn’t just do business with customers, but builds customers for life.

Awards

  • #1 Best Place to Work (3rd year in a row!)
  • Largest Phoenix area veteran owned business list
  • Arizona Corporate Excellence
  • 50 Best Companies to Work For by Mortgage Executive Magazine
  • #1 Best Place to Work
  • Phoenix Business Journal Veteran-Owned business
  • Arizona Corporate Excellence Award
  • Most Admired Companies, AZ Big Media
  • Most Admired Leaders, Phoenix Business Journal
  • Sterling Award finalist, Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Scotsman Guide Recipient Top Mortgage Lenders
  • Top 100 Mortgage Companies, Mortgage Executive
  • Most Influential Executive, Mortgage Executive Magazine
  • Scotsman Guide Top Mortgage Lenders
  • Most Admired Company
  • Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America
  • Industry Leader of the Year
  • #1 Best Place to Work
  • Arizona Corporate Excellence Award
  • Best Places to Work 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016
  • Ranking Arizona 2015 –  Top 10 for 2016
  • Scotsman Guide –  2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Most Admired Companies – 2013 and 2016
  • Arizona Corporate Excellence – 2016
  • Scottsdale Chamber Sterling Award finalist – 2014 and 2015
  • Top 100 Mortgage Companies – 2016