Guaranteed Rate (GRI) is the second largest independent home loan company in the U.S., and is also ranked as the 10th largest retail mortgage lender by National Mortgage News, one of only two independent companies included in the top 10. Since our inception in 2000, GRI has increased volume annually, closing more than $14.7 billion in loans 2012. Guaranteed Rate is licensed in 49 states and Washington D.C., has more than 2,500 employees in more than 140 locations nationwide.
Guaranteed Rate offers loan officers an ideal environment to increase their sales while offering the best service and maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction. GRI's repeat and referral business continue to grow exponentially, with customer satisfaction ratings over 96 percent. GRI continues to invest heavily in technology and training to streamline the mortgage process yielding higher productivity and faster closings. More Top 200 Loan Originators, as ranked by Scotsman Guide, work here than at any other company. We also boast more loan orginators in the Top 1 percent nationally than any other lending institution. The unique approach combining low interest rates and fees with state of the art marketing and technology continues to allow Guaranteed Rate's sales force to focus on growing their business.
Today, Guaranteed Rate is the fastest growing mortgage company in the country, funding over $14 billion in annual volume in 2012 - more than double 2011’s totals. The company’s focus on being the leader in developing and employing industry-leading technologies and processes is propelling its growth. Guaranteed Rate employs over 2,400 people in over 140 offices and does business in 47 states and Washington, DC.
In addition to Guaranteed Rate’s consumer advocate approach to mortgage banking, its ability to partner with top producing real estate agents nationwide has contributed to the company’s light speed success in the mortgage industry.
In 2012, Ciardelli was named the regional winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Guaranteed Rate has been featured in Crain’s Chicago Magazine’s list of the Largest Privately Held Companies seven years running and was recognized for having the largest increase in revenue growth for 2009---an astounding 80% increase. Guaranteed Rate has also been on the Crain’s Fast Fifty list of the fifty fastest growing companies in Chicago since the list was first published in 2007. In 2012, the company was also named as one of the Top Places to Work in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune Magazine’s annual survey.
Dan has been in the mortgage industry since 1993, and started with Guaranteed Rate in July 2007. Dan was previously a President's Club producer for three straight years at Guaranteed Rate while managing a Guaranteed Rate office in Chicago. He was named National Production Manager in July of 2011.