Loan officers team up to open mortgage business

Rick Hamm
Zach Pomeroy
Nyk Harper

Three loan officers have launched Unifirst Mortgage Lending, a new home mortgage business in Grand Junction.

Rick Hamm, Zach Pomeroy and Nyk Harper bring a total of more than 40 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry to the venture. Hamm worked for more than 20 years as vice president at the original Unifirst Mortgage.

“As a team, we have always focused on community engagement and improving that community through pride of ownership,” Hamm said. “In honor of those community ties, we decided to revive the Unifirst Mortgage brand.”

Unifirst Mortgage Lending is a direct mortgage lender powered by Mason-Macduffie, which has been in business since 1887. Unifirst Mortgage Lending offers a variety of products and programs to meet the needs of clients looking to purchase or refinance homes.

Pomery said the community uses a mascot dubbed Hammy the flying pig to show clients “we can really make pigs fly for them.”

Harper said the three loan officers are excited to engage in affinity programs with local businesses, assist first-time homebuyers, work with self-employed borrowers and help first responders.

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