September 17, 2021

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Churchill Mortgage Continues Expansion in Pacific Northwest with Acquisition of Team Canales

Just two years after launch, the mortgage lender reaches out to 150 teammates in the fast-growing PNW region

PORTLAND, Ore., August 26, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Churchill Mortgage, an industry leader offering conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA residential mortgages in 48 states, announced today it acquired Team Canales, a team led by three women with over 40 years of collective Mortgage experience specializing in personalized home loans for a wide variety of buyers. The acquisition increases the PNW division’s total workforce to nearly 150 teammates, reflecting Churchill’s rise as one of the fastest growing mortgage lenders in the region.

(PRNewsfoto / Churchill Mortgage)

(PRNewsfoto / Churchill Mortgage)

Team Canales, founded by Katy Canales offers Conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA loans in 1998 to families hoping to find the best home that fits their lifestyle. With Canales at the helm as the mortgage lender, the team also includes Katy’s twin sister, Tricia Parker, as a loan officer, and Courtney Benson, also a loan processor. With more than four decades of combined industry experience, Team Canales will help build Churchill’s presence in the PNW region, particularly across the region Oregon in Salem, Portland, Eugene and Corvallis.

“Katy and her team are deeply rooted in the Salem Market for decades and have consistently demonstrated their credentials as industry leaders – not just through their ability to help clients get their mortgages, but also through building strong communities through their deep caring and compassion for others, “said Kevin J. Hanna, President of the Churchill Mortgage Pacific Northwest Region. “Expanding our PNW presence gives us added clout to positively impact local communities by leveraging resources that will enable our customers to realize the ultimate dream of a debt-free home. The Canales team is a true embodiment of Churchill Mortgage -Culture and values ​​a seamless transition into our family. “

Since home buying is a big and stressful decision, the Canales team strives to make the home loan process as easy as possible for buyers by being always available for questions and offering years of experience. “At Team Canales, we’re here to help. We want to help others every step of the way to achieve their home goals,” said Canales. “We love what we do and we are grateful to be working with Churchill Mortgage.”

Team Canales joins Churchill Mortgage’s PNW division at a time of rapid growth as the company has recently been overhauled $ 1 billion in the annual credit volume only two years after opening the first branch. The division started in 2019 with a single office in Portland employs just four team members and has since grown to 24 locations in seven states, with a diverse mix of industry veterans and rising stars rooted in their local communities.

Headquarters in Portland, the division recently opened offices in several markets across the region, including Astoria, ore.; Oswego Lake, Ore.; Bending, ore.; Spokane, wash.; Tacoma, Washington.; Boise, Idaho; Orem, Utah; and Anchorage, Alaska. The company offers a debt reduction program for all employees and has worked with charities across its geographic footprint including Hunger Fighters, The Oregon Food Bank, Sackcloth & Ashes, With Love, Meg’s Moments for Life Jackets, Shepherd’s House Ministries, and Youth Music Project.

About Churchill Mortgages
Churchill Mortgage was founded in 1992 and is a privately held company with more than 800 teammates. As a comprehensive and financially solid leader in the mortgage industry, the company offers conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA residential mortgages in 48 states. As heard from an expert and personal finance writer Dave Ramseys nationally syndicated radio broadcast, the lender’s mission is to help borrowers obtain debt-free home ownership and build wealth through a smarter mortgage plan, regardless of their starting point. Churchill Mortgage is a wholly owned subsidiary of Churchill Holdings, Inc.

Churchill Mortgage’s notable achievements include being recognized as a “National Top Workplace”, “Top Lender” by Scottish Guide: Housing, eight-fold “Top Workplace” by The Tennessee, one of the “Best Mortgage Firms to Work for” by National mortgage news and a “Fast 50” company, “Top 100 Private Company” and “Best in Business” by the Nashville Business Journal. For more information on Churchill mortgages, visit or follow the company LinkedIn, Twitter @ChurchillMtg, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

Media contact:
Megan Hackworth
The Wilbert Group
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