Joshua and Shane Erskine launched CalCon Mutual Mortgage in 2008 out of a 450-square foot office in Mission Beach, California. In February of 2013, the culmination of their efforts was recognized as they attracted the attention of many institutional investors and capital partners.
In 2013, CalCon Mututal Mortgage was rebranded to become OneTrust Home Loans and inaugurated the motto, ‘Service is Everything!’
Since then, OneTrust Home Loans has seen a 1,160% increase in revenue and is now licensed in 35 states with 52 branch locations. Prior to OneTrust Home Loans, Joshua was recognized among the Top 50 Mortgage Originators for Loan Volume in 2007. As CEO, Joshua has helped the company receive a number of awards, such as Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, San Diego Business Journal Best Places to Work, Best & Brightest Companies to Work For and more.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU HAD TO OVERCOME TO SUCCEED IN THIS INDUSTRY?
Like any startup, you can have a great concept and great people on your team, however, all the pieces may not fall into place as expected. You have to be strategic as well as tenacious enough to work through any issue and move your company out of the startup phase and into the growth phase. You will deal with many challenges that feel like the end of the world, and as a leader you must stay strong and not fold during this time.