Chicago-based Guaranteed Rate is planning its expansion into Connecticut, adding to its two offices already in the state.
The mortgage lender said that it has additional locations planned in the states and 16 locations throughout New England.
In light of the expansion, Guaranteed Rate hired Jim Earl and Linda Maxwell, leaders of a loan origination team in Connecticut, as area managers.
The team is responsible for more than $300 million in mortgage loan volume in 2013 and will be responsible for mortgage loan production in Connecticut.
“Jim and Linda are dynamic leaders who will be a catalyst for our continuing growth in the state of Connecticut,” said Terry Baker, Guaranteed Rate’s regional manager for New England.
“By combining their unique strengths and mortgage expertise, the team brings a perfect balance and commitment to a high level of service to both customers and referral partners, which fits Guaranteed Rate’s approach to growing the loan origination business,” Baker added.