Chicago-based lender Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. (DKMC), the residential mortgage division of full-service real estate firm Draper and Kramer, reports that it has opened a new branch in Louisville, Ky. – its second location in the state.
“It’s great to be in Louisville,” says Paul Lueken, CEO of Draper and Kramer Mortgage, in a release. “We’ve wanted a brick-and-mortar presence here to serve this market for some time and today we have it. Area homeowners, homebuyers, real estate agents and others now have another option for their home financing and I’m proud to say it’s an excellent one.”
Quin Bernhardt, a 21-year mortgage industry veteran and perennial top loan originator in the region, will head the new office. Bernhardt, who previously served as a branch manager for three other lenders, joined DKMC in February of this year.
Joining Bernhardt in the new location is Julie Bernhardt, sales team leader; Kathryn Chapman, Leslie Chappel and Hong Huynh, loan officers; Mario Pritchett, loan coordinator; and Susan Peabody, processor.
The new office will house approximately 14 employees once fully staffed, the firm says.
DKMC also recently opened, or plans to soon open, new branches in San Antonio, Texas; St. John, Indiana; Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois; Oak Park, Illinois; Rockville, Maryland; Doylestown, Pa.; Exton Pa.; and Franklin, Mass.
In total, DKMC has more than 30 branch locations nationally and approximately 350 employees.