Home » The Benchmark Way » The Benchmark Core Values

Our Core Values

We are a community of mortgage professionals who are united by the Benchmark Core Values. These values drive our culture, shape our paradigm, and have been the foundation of our success. This page is dedicated to helping you to understand who we are and what it’s like to work with a Benchmark representative.

We are not just another mortgage company. We are a community of professionals.

  • Relationship
  • Positive Attitude
  • Excellence
  • Dynamic
  • Success


At Benchmark, we place our relationships above all other things—relationships come first; all other things are secondary. Our business is founded on preserving and strengthening all current and future relationships, which are the backbone of our company. Every person we choose to align with is thoughtfully and strategically selected. The Columns of Relationships are Honesty, Loyalty, Empathy, and Commitment.


Positive Attitude

Benchmark Mortgage has made a decisive commitment to conduct ourselves with a positive attitude in all areas of our lives. we say it like this: When you reach the door to our office, walk in with a great attitude. We maintain that Attitude is everything, and it either attracts or repels. The columns of Positive Attitude are Belief, Passion, Confidence, Simplicity, and Enthusiasm.

Positive Attitude


For us, Excellence is not merely ‘doing things well’; it is ‘doing things exceptionally well.’ At Benchmark Mortgage, Excellence is a way of thinking and of action.  The Columns of Excellence are Dedication, Strategy, Knowledge, Growth, Efficiency, and Effectiveness.



Dynamic is the ‘twin engines‘ of Benchmark Mortgage.  Creativity and Innovation is our edge, and sets us apart from the pack. The Columns of Dynamic are Creativity, Innovation, Adaptability, Marketability, and Courage.

“It is how we WOW!” – Stewart Hunter, COO
Founding Partner of Benchmark Mortgage



We strive to be successful with every relationship, goal, and endeavor we experience. Success is our gauge that ensures we are headed in the right direction. We hold that teamwork, targeted goals, alignment, planning, and profitability are the columns of success.


This is Core Values based lending.

“Benchmark Mortgage has been absolutely wonderful. Everyone has been super kind and helpful through all the stress of buying a new home. They have answered any questions we have had and made sure we understood everything that was going on. Will most definitely be using them for any future purchases.”

 – Annie c. via Google

“We recently used Benchmark Mortgage on the purchase of our new home. They were very helpful in getting our loan finalized in a very short amount of time. We were left in a difficult situation by a different loan company with very little time left before our closing date. We needed to find another loan company. We called upon Benchmark Mortgage to see if they could assist us and they were amazingly fast and efficient. They had everything completed and ready for our closing. We strongly and confidently recommend Benchmark Mortgage to anyone needing mortgage services!”

 – Jay P. via Google

“The Benchmark team is great and filled with amazing people. When my real estate agent asked who I was having my loan serviced through, I told her that I was working with Eric Almquist at Benchmark Mortgage. Her response, verbatim, was “I am not going to even bother recommending any of the people I have worked with because you are not going to find a better person than Eric.” That was a great vote of confidence, and Eric lived up to the praise. He was there every step of the way, and we got most of the items ironed out well before any deadlines. It was a hectic time at work for me, and Eric did not waste any time lining out what I needed to do and when I needed to do it by. He also gave advice for our super competitive price range, and it ultimately lead to us getting our first house for a great price. I look forward to working with Eric and his team when I am looking to buy a second house or refinancing.”

 – Devon B. via Google

“I have been very pleased with the prompt and thorough attention the team provided in my re-financing. I would recommend them to anyone!”

 – Debra M. via Google



At Benchmark, we’ve got your back.

Ready to take the next step?