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Celebrating a Year of Success with Trophies, Bonfires and S’mores 

It’s hard to believe we’re in the final weeks of 2016. It’s as if the year came and went at the blink of an eye. And to think TRID has been ingrained in our mortgage lending lives for over a year now and we’re all still alive, well…is a miracle. 

All jokes aside, the past 365 days have been one for the record books here at LBA Ware.

  • We went from 9 CompenSafe mortgage lending companies to 22;
  • Recognized as a leader in mortgage technology by HousingWire;
  • Joined forces with The Mortgage Collaborative and Ellie Mae, becoming official partners;
  • And welcomed a handful of brilliant minds to our team.
For these and many other achievements, president and lead software engineer Lori Brewer bussed the LBA Ware crew out to the country for a night of celebration. 

We shared stories roasting marshmallows, raised our glasses over the bonfire, toasted to the future, and even walked away with superlative trophies.  It was a perfect ending to our exciting year, and nobody said it better than Lori herself:

Pausing to look around… it is sometimes hard to do.  The end-of-year celebration Christmas party is always a time of reflection and a time to rise above the trees to see the proverbial forest we are growing.  LBA Ware is building a team, a culture, a thriving environment; all centered around our desire to streamline business processes for our clients.  I liken the business of producing a mortgage loan to a giant Rube Goldberg machine.  There are so many moving parts and “if-then-else” use cases left to unravel; I cannot wait to get started on the New Year!”

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