The worldwide financial collapse of 2008 crippled the economy, put companies out of business, and left a lot of people out of work. Matthew Dohman, a veteran of the mortgage industry, and Robert Drenk, a veteran of the RV industry, decided to build a mortgage company by recruiting some of the most talented individuals from both industries.
Optimum First's rapid growth came from treating our employees and our customers like family. Framing our culture on this "do-right" attitude made us the "it" mortgage company. With an assertive pricing strategy and by closing a lot of loans at very small profit margins, our company quickly became a recognized top funder.
Our team understood that real estate agents needed to make their offers more attractive to sellers by being able to close their purchases very quickly. We perfected our lending process to meet this need and close purchase loans in record time. The perfection of this process has also greatly aided in refinance transactions.
Here at Optimum First, we’ve made a significant investment in our technology stack, bringing ourselves to the forefront of modern lending. This investment puts us on par with the largest banks and lenders in the industry.