Gilpin Mortgage joins Artisans’ Bank

July 31, 2013

Gilpin Mortgage, the leading independent mortgage company in New Castle County for more than 70 years, has joined Artisans' Bank. With the bank’s 152 years in the residential mortgage business, this will allow for the continuation of mortgage solutions promoted by quality service, local decision and underwriting, competitive rates and fast approvals.

Artisans’ President & CEO Stephen C. Nelson said, “We are very pleased that three experienced real estate associates have joined the bank. They are a complement to our existing experienced team of residential real estate professionals and will add to our excellent reputation in the local market that we serve."

Joining the bank from Gilpin Mortgage are Thomas D. Keehan as vice president, Vicki L. Toy as assistant vice president and Darlene J. Henry as administrative assistant. Their offices will be at Artisans’ Bank’s headquarters at Red Clay Center at Little Falls, 2961 Centerville Road in Wilmington.

Keehan will be responsible for originating new residential mortgage loans for the bank. His has more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. At Gilpin, Keehan served as senior mortgage loan officer, overseeing pricing, mortgage rates and the origination of mortgage loans for Fannie/Freddie HARP, Conventional, FHA/VA and DSHA.

Toy will be responsible for underwriting mortgage loans for sale to various secondary market sources. Prior to joining the bank, Toy was a mortgage consultant for Gilpin Mortgage Company for more than 20 years. She has extensive experience in the mortgage lending process as well as various aspects of consumer compliance regulatory requirements. Toy is a certified underwriter for numerous secondary mortgage market agencies and is a licensed originator in the states of Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Henry will be responsible for the closing and post closing of residential mortgages. She has extensive experience in processing mortgage loans including documentation for attorneys and title companies as well as knowledge of Conventional, FHA and VA loan closing packages.

Prior to joining the bank, Henry spent 10 years with Gilpin Mortgage Company, Gilpin Financial Services Inc. in Wilmington as a mortgage closer and customer service representative. Earlier, she served as customer service representative for Household Automotive Finance Corp. and was an installment purchasing associate for Transamerica Bank NA in New Castle.

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