LINTHICUM, MD, January 2, 2024 – NFM Lending is honored to have been named a Top Workplace by Scotsman Guide for 2024. This is Scotsman Guide’s inaugural year hosting the award and the first time NFM has won it. According to Scotsman Guide, a Top Workplace is a company that has exceptional achievements in operations, benefits, corporate culture, philanthropy, and DEI commitment. Although the Top Workplaces feature is not a ranking like Scotsman Guide’s other awards, NFM Lending was included in the Editor’s Picks category along with 15 other companies.

“We are immensely honored to be named a ‘Top Workplaces 2024’ by Scotsman Guide, a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering a workplace culture that values excellence, collaboration, and innovation,” said Gene DiPaula, Vice President of Communication at NFM. “This recognition reflects every team member’s dedication and hard work, and we are proud to be acknowledged by the leading resource for mortgage loan originators. As we continue to prioritize a thriving work environment, this accolade inspires us to reach even greater heights in delivering outstanding service to our customers and cultivating a workplace where success is celebrated together.”          

NFM Lending is consistently hailed for its remarkable company culture. These awards include Top Workplace USA by Top Workplaces and Energage, Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional Magazine, Top Workplace by the Washington Post, and ‘Best Mortgage Companies to Work For’ by National Mortgage News.

The company and its loan originators have received numerous accolades from Scotsman Guide over the years for excellence in lending and record sales numbers. NFM has made the Top Mortgage Lenders list for five years and is among the top 30 lenders nationwide.

NFM Lending is proud of this new recognition and is thankful to everyone in the NFM Family of Lenders for their contributions.

About NFM Lending

NFM Lending is a national mortgage lending company currently licensed in 49 states in the U.S. and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. NFM Lending and its family of companies includes Main Street Home Loans, BluPrint Home Loans, Elevate Home Loans, and Element Home Loans. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. For more information about NFM Lending, visit www.nfmlending.com, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Instagram.

LINTHICUM, MD—December 12, 2023— NFM Lending is proud to announce it was named a Top Workplace by The Baltimore Sun. NFM Lending has received this honor for twelve consecutive years. The publication held the Top Workplaces awards ceremony on December 7, 2023, at the Grand Lodge of Maryland in Hunt Valley, MD.

Out of 155 Baltimore-area businesses, NFM Lending ranked #10 for companies with 150-399 employees. Each year, the Baltimore Sun distributes a survey to employees of Baltimore area workplaces. The survey analyzes job satisfaction and engagement of employees along with the values and organizational health of the company.

“We are immensely honored to be recognized as a ‘Top Workplace’ by the Baltimore Sun,” said NFM President and Chief Operating Officer Bob Tyson. “This accolade is a testament to the exceptional dedication and talent of our incredible team at the NFM Family of Lenders. Our success is a direct result of the hard work and commitment of each employee, who consistently contributes to our vibrant and positive workplace culture. We take great pride in fostering an environment where innovation, collaboration, and excellence thrive. This achievement is a reflection of our collective efforts, and we remain committed to maintaining a workplace that empowers and inspires every member of our NFM family.”

NFM Lending prides itself on its exceptional culture. The company fills the employees’ work environment with encouragement and teamwork, building a positive workplace that rewards commitment and performance. Management encourages employees to voice their questions and concerns, which are addressed promptly and appropriately. In addition, managers often surprise staff members for their birthdays, and the company holds contests, holiday celebrations, and other initiatives to encourage collaboration and show employees their appreciation.

NFM Lending is consistently recognized for its exceptional company culture. These awards include Top Workplace USA by Top Workplaces and Energage, Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional Magazine; Top Workplace by the Washington Post; and ‘Best Mortgage Companies to Work For’ by National Mortgage News. NFM Lending is proud of these accomplishments and its team’s work to make it a Top Workplace.

About NFM Lending

NFM Lending is a mortgage lending company currently licensed in 49 states and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. NFM Lending and its family of companies includes Main Street Home Loans, BluPrint Home Loans, Elevate Home Loans, and Element Home Loans. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. For more information about NFM Lending, visit www.nfmlending.com, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Instagram.

LINTHICUM, MD, October 19, 2023 – NFM Lending is proud to announce that it has received three Culture Excellence awards from Top Workplaces by Energage for the fourth quarter of 2023.

For the third consecutive year, Top Workplaces recognized NFM for its Employee Well-Being, Employee Appreciation, and Professional Development. NFM prides itself in creating a company culture where employees thrive and feel like valued family members. At the branch and corporate level, NFM promotes internal employees and offers engaging training opportunities. The company has also been honored with the national Top Workplace USA and Financial Services Industry awards each year since 2021.

“Our employees are the lifeblood of The NFM Family of Lenders,” said President and COO Bob Tyson. “The fact that our team members feel appreciated, have a great work-life balance, and have opportunities for professional growth indicates that we are on the right track to making our company a great place to work and grow together.”

The Top Workplaces program distributes a survey to the employees of each nominated company, asking them to evaluate their workplaces. The survey asks participants to rank their companies on the quality of leadership, work-life balance, pay and benefits, and more. The Culture Excellence Awards focus on key aspects of the workplace environment and are released throughout the year. NFM Lending is consistently recognized for its exceptional company culture. Other awards include: ‘Top Workplace USA’ by Energage, ‘Top Mortgage Employer’ by National Mortgage Professional Magazine; ‘Top Workplace’ by The Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post; ‘Great Place to Work’ by Great Place to Work, and ‘Best Mortgage Companies to Work For’ by National Mortgage News, and ‘50 Best Places to Work For’ by Mortgage Professional Magazine. NFM Lending is proud to have received these distinctions and is thankful for each team member within the NFM Family.

About NFM Lending

NFM Lending is a national mortgage lending company currently licensed in 49 states and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. NFM Lending and its family of companies include Main Street Home Loans, BluPrint Home Loans, Elevate Home Loans, and Element Home Loans. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. For more information about NFM Lending, visit www.nfmlending.com, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Instagram.

LINTHICUM, MD, August 10, 2023 – NFM Lending is proud to congratulate its loan originators who have been named to Scotsman Guide’s 2023 Top Emerging Stars rankings.

The Top Emerging Stars rankings celebrate top mortgage loan originators under the age of 40 who produced at least $40 million in sales in 2022. According to the publication, the Top Emerging Stars rankings seek to showcase how younger loan originators are key in attracting and relating to Millennial and Gen Z homebuyers. Every Top Emerging Star also belongs to the Scotsman Guide’s Top Originators list for the year.

The four NFM originators who made the list are: Oleg Tkach of Lynwood, Washington, Andy Beigel of Columbus, Ohio, Mario Cua of Columbus, Ohio, and Shane Staples of Tempe, Arizona.

Out of 372 originators, Tkach ranked #9 with $199,147,063 in volume, Beigel followed at #147 with $60,877,094, Staples was #180 with $55,541,005, and Cua was #186 with $54,778,101.

“Congratulations to our Top Emerging Stars,” said NFM’s President and COO Bob Tyson. “These four originators are representative of our really talented roster of young originators, many of whom came to NFM with little or no experience in the mortgage business. They have been embraced and mentored by our more seasoned salespeople and are now, in turn, guiding others to become superstars. These are the future leaders of this company and why the sky’s the limit for NFM Lending.”

NFM Is proud of each of these loan originators and wishes them continued success.

About NFM Lending

NFM Lending is a national mortgage lending company currently licensed in 49 states in the U.S. and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. NFM Lending and its family of companies includes Main Street Home Loans, BluPrint Home Loans, Elevate Home Loans, and Element Home Loans. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. For more information about NFM Lending, visit www.nfmlending.com, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Instagram.

LINTHICUM, MD, June 5, 2023— NFM Lending and its Family of Lenders are honored to announce they have made the Scotsman Guide’s annual Top Mortgage Lender list for 2023, ranking #18 for Top Retail Lenders and #24 among Top Overall Lenders. This is the fifth time the company has been included in this prestigious list.

Based on sales data from the previous year, NFM had a total volume of $6,997,853,234 with 19,548 closed loans. They moved up from being ranked #31 nationally in 2022. Additionally, NFM led both lists as the #1 Maryland-based mortgage lender. Since 2019, NFM has been the leading lender in its home state.

“What an amazing accomplishment by the NFM Family of Lenders despite all the headwinds the mortgage industry has faced over the last few years,” said President and COO Bob Tyson. “We continue to move up the ranks of top lenders in the country due to our commitment to our clients, business partners and of course our employees.  We are well-positioned moving forward to continue to ascend and I’m excited to see what the future holds.”

Each year since 2013, Scotsman Guide compiles a list of the nation’s top-producing mortgage companies and publicly traded banks by their total yearly mortgage volume. According to their website, “Top Mortgage Lenders is the mortgage industry’s most comprehensive, most intensely verified list of its kind.”

NFM is proud of this achievement and thanks its NFM Family and real estate partners for their support.

About NFM Lending

NFM Lending is a national mortgage lending company currently licensed in 49 states in the U.S. and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. NFM Lending and its family of companies includes Main Street Home Loans, BluPrint Home Loans, Elevate Home Loans, and Element Home Loans. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. For more information about NFM Lending, visit www.nfmlending.com, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Instagram.

LINTHICUM, MD, June 1, 2023 – NFM Lending and its Family of Lenders are pleased to announce they have been named a Top 50 Mortgage Company for 2022 by Mortgage Executive Magazine, ranking at #20. This is the highest ranking that NFM has received since the magazine started the program.

The Top 50 Mortgage Company rankings are determined by the total sales volume of the previous calendar year from 100 leading mortgage companies and banks throughout the United States. In 2022, NFM Lending had a total volume of $6,997,853,234 and 19,548 closed loans.

In addition to this award, NFM Lending was included in the Mortgage Executive Magazine’s Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America list seven times since 2013 and has been included on their 50 Best Companies to Work For list for seven consecutive years.

“What an amazing accomplishment by our employees,” said CEO/Founder David Silverman. “From admin to ops to sales, we all had a hand in this. Everyone in the industry knows what a difficult year 2022 was, but to have the NFM Family of Lenders once again come out shining is no surprise just knowing the quality of our people. When I started the company 25 years ago, I didn’t dream of becoming a top 20 residential lender in the country. I just wanted us to be the best at the size we were. We’ve done that consistently, and the result is we have moved up the ranks to be among the nation’s best mortgage companies.”

NFM is proud of this achievement and hopes to reach even greater heights in 2023.

About NFM Lending

NFM Lending is a national mortgage lending company currently licensed in 49 states and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. NFM Lending and its Family of Lenders includes Main Street Home Loans, Bluprint Home Loans, Elevate Home Loans, and Element Home Loans. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. For more information about NFM Lending, visit www.nfmlending.com, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Instagram.

LINTHICUM, MD, May 30, 2023 — NFM Lending and its Family of Lenders are honored to announce 62 of its loan originators have been ranked as the “Top 1% Mortgage Originators in America 2022” by Mortgage Executive Magazine.

Each year, Mortgage Executive Magazine compiles a list of the nation’s Top Mortgage Originators. This list recognizes and celebrates leading mortgage professionals on their service, hard work, and overall dedication to servicing their clients. A minimum of $30 million in personal production is required to be eligible for the honor.

“The NFM Family of Lenders proudly congratulates our list of Top 1% Mortgage Originators as recognized by Mortgage Executive Magazine,” said President/COO Bob Tyson. “These premier salespeople are the lifeblood of our company and set the standard not only in our company, but in the industry, as well.”

NFM Lending

Rodney Anderson, David Arocho, Tyler Barnett, Andrew Beigel, Trevor Bennett, Ryan Bundy, Benjamin Burkett, Brian Burnham, Michael Colagrossi, Gregory Cowart, Mario Cua, Mack Dadyan, Rich Dillman, Jane Floyd, Ronald Gosewisch, Dana Gounaris, Craig Kam, Tina Konidaris, Mary Levinson, Jason McLaughlin, Jeff Miltenberger, Jesse Perrone, Craig Pollard, Bryan Raiford, Suzie Reed, Danell Riggs, Gregory Riordan, Kevin Rudrud, Daniel Sa, Shanon Schinkel, Matthew Shiner, Shane Staples, Rob Stettler, Blane Stewart, Oleg Tkach, Raquel Wilson, Tammy Wittren

Main Street Home Loans

Darran Anthony, Neil Bourdelaise, Clay Carroll, Karen Dulmage, Carolyn Flitcroft, Derek Evans, Nathan Hartseil, Rita Hairston, Christopher Jordan, David Licciardi, Jolene Moore, Peter O’Donnell, Michelle Powstanski, John Savastano, Salvatore Savastano, David Travers, Patricia Vargas

BluPrint Home Loans

Meinoh Kim, Matthew Lancaster, Hans Stone

Elevate Home Loans

Mike Bowen, Chris Magnotta

Element Home Loans

Kevin Blair, Charles Favoroso, DeAnn Ellis

NFM is proud of each of its loan originators, thanks them for their contributions, and wishes them continued success.

About NFM Lending

NFM Lending is a national mortgage lending company currently licensed in 49 states and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. NFM Lending and its Family of Lenders includes Main Street Home Loans, Bluprint Home Loans, Elevate Home Loans, and Element Home Loans. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. For more information about NFM Lending, visit www.nfmlending.com, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Instagram.

LINTHICUM, MD, May 4, 2023 – NFM Lending is proud to announce that it has received five Culture Excellence awards from Top Workplaces USA by Energage for 2023.

For the third consecutive year, Top Workplaces recognized NFM for its Compensation & Benefits, Innovation, Leadership, Purpose & Values, and Work-Life Flexibility. NFM prides itself in creating a company culture where employees thrive and feel like valued family members. The company has also been honored with the national Top Workplace USA award each year since 2021. 

“It’s an honor to be recognized with the Culture Excellence awards,” said NFM Managing Director Greg Sher. “NFM strives every day to create a top culture, and it’s nice to see that hard work manifest itself in these accolades. From benefits to work-life balance to a clearly-defined vision, our employees come to work every day with a purpose to give their all for our customers, business partners, and each other.”

The Top Workplaces program distributes a survey to the employees of each nominated company, asking them to evaluate their workplaces. The survey asks participants to rank their companies on the quality of leadership, work-life balance, pay and benefits, and more. The Culture Excellence Awards focus on key aspects of the workplace environment and are released throughout the year. NFM Lending is consistently recognized for its exceptional company culture. Other awards include: ‘Top Workplace USA’ by Energage, ‘Top Mortgage Employer’ by National Mortgage Professional Magazine; ‘Top Workplace’ by The Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post; ‘Great Place to Work’ by Great Place to Work, and ‘Best Mortgage Companies to Work For’ by National Mortgage News, and ‘50 Best Places to Work For’ by Mortgage Professional Magazine. NFM Lending is proud of these accomplishments and each team member for their work to make NFM a Top Workplace.

About NFM Lending

NFM Lending is a national mortgage lending company currently licensed in 49 states and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. NFM Lending and its family of companies includes Main Street Home Loans, Bluprint Home Loans, Elevate Home Loans, and Element Home Loans. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. For more information about NFM Lending, visit www.nfmlending.com, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Instagram.

LINTHICUM, MD, April 10, 2023 — NFM Lending and its Family of Lenders is proud to congratulate their loan originators who were recognized in the Scotsman Guide Top Originators 2023 lists.

Each year, Scotsman Guide recognizes the nation’s top-producing mortgage loan originators. Originators are ranked in ten categories, including Top Dollar Volume, Most Loans Closed, and Top Purchase Volume. Each set of rankings is thoroughly audited, making Scotsman Guide the mortgage industry’s “most intensely reviewed, accurate and substantiated rankings of its kind.” To be considered, entrants must either have done at least $40 million in loan volume or personally closed 100 or more home loans in the 2022 calendar year.


Oleg Tkach led the Top Dollar Volume category for the company with $199,147,063 in production, followed by Jane Floyd with $164,581,671, and Tina Konidaris with $100,310,846. Tkach and Floyd also made the Most Loans Closed category, along with Daniel Sa. Their total closed loans for 2022 were 434, 384, and 320, respectively.

“What an incredible year it was for these top salespeople!” said NFM Lending President and Chief Operating Officer, Bob Tyson. “Everyone in the mortgage industry knows the headwinds we faced last year, and yet these individuals faced the challenges head-on and came out on top. Congratulations to them and all our originators. We are looking forward to a great 2023.”

NFM Lending would like to recognize and congratulate all the loan originators within the NFM Family for this incredible achievement.

Top Dollar Volume

NFM Lending

David Arocho, Andrew Beigel, Trevor Bennett, Ryan Bundy, Brian Burnham, Michael Colagrossi, Gregory Cowart, Mario Cua, Mack Dadyan, Rich Dillman, Jane Floyd, Ronald Gosewisch, Dana Gounaris, Tina Konidaris, Sean Maloney, Jeff Miltenberger, Craig Pollard, Danell Riggs, Kevin Rudrud, Daniel Sa, Shanon Schinkel, Matthew Shiner, Shane Staples, Rob Stettler, Blane Stewart, Oleg Tkach, Raquel Wilson, Tammy Wittren

Main Street Home Loans

Darran Anthony, Neil Bourdelaise, Karen Dulmage, Derek Evans, Jolene Moore, Salvatore Savastano

Freedmont Mortgage Group

John Acton

BluPrint Home Loans

Meinoh Kim

Elevate Home Loans

Chris Magnotta

Element Home Loans

DeAnn Ellis

Most Loans Closed

NFM Lending

Rodney Anderson, David Arocho, Andrew Beigel, Trevor Bennett, Ryan Bundy, Stacey Cobb, Jerry Cook, Gregory Cowart, Mario Cua, Mack Dadyan, Rich Dillman, Jane Floyd, Ronald Gosewisch, Dana Gounaris, Tina Konidaris, Sean Maloney, Jeff Miltenberger, Todd Novosel, Jesse Perrone, Bryan Raiford, Suzie Reed, Danell Riggs, Gregory Riordan, Daniel Sa, Shanon Schinkel, Justus Sharp, Shane Staples, Rob Stettler, Blane Stewart, Oleg Tkach, Raquel Wilson, Tammy Wittren

Main Street Home Loans

Darran Anthony, Neil Bourdelaise, Clay Carroll, Karen Dulmage, Derek Evans, Rita Hairston, David Licciardi, Amy Lott, Jolene Moore, Peter O’Donnell, Salvatore Savastano, John Savastano

Freedmont Mortgage Group

John Acton

Elevate Home Loans

Mike Bowen

Element Home Loans

Kevin Blair, DeAnn Ellis, Charles Favoroso

NFM Lending is proud of these loan originators’ accomplishments and wishes them continued success.

About NFM Lending

NFM Lending is a national mortgage lending company currently licensed in 49 states in the U.S. and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. NFM Lending and its family of companies includes Main Street Home Loans, BluPrint Home Loans, Freedmont Mortgage Group, Elevate Home Loans, and Element Home Loans. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. For more information about NFM Lending, visit www.nfmlending.com, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Instagram.

LINTHICUM, MD, February 3, 2023 – NFM Lending is proud to announce that Energage has recognized it in their Top Workplaces USA list for 2023. Out of 100 mid-sized companies, NFM placed #22. NFM Lending has received this national award for the third straight year.

“It’s an honor to once again be recognized as a Top Workplace USA,” said NFM Lending President Jan Ozga. “This is really an award for our employees who are such an integral part of what we try to do culturally as a company. They believe in what we stand for and our mission and work hard every day toward that end to create a great experience for everyone with whom we come in contact.”

Energage’s Top Workplaces program distributes a survey to the employees of each nominated company, asking them to evaluate their workplaces. The survey asks participants to rank their companies on the quality of leadership, work-life balance, pay and benefits, and more.

In 2020, Energage added Top Workplaces USA as a national program to complement existing regional recognitions. For 18 years, NFM Lending has won the Top Workplace title regionally in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas by The Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post, respectively.

In addition to this award, NFM Lending is consistently recognized for its exceptional company culture. Other awards include: ‘Top Mortgage Employer’ by National Mortgage Professional Magazine; ‘Top Workplace’ by The Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post; ‘Great Place to Work’ by Great Place to Work, and ‘Best Mortgage Companies to Work For’ by National Mortgage News, and ‘50 Best Places to Work For’ by Mortgage Professional Magazine. NFM Lending is proud of these accomplishments and each team member for their work to make NFM a Top Workplace.

About NFM Lending 

NFM Lending is a national mortgage lending company currently licensed in 49 states and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. NFM Lending and its family of companies includes Main Street Home Loans, Bluprint Home Loans, Freedmont Mortgage Group, Elevate Home Loans, and Element Home Loans. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. For more information about NFM Lending, visit www.nfmlending.com, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Instagram.