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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.

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Bill and his team will move mountains to help guide you through the process of that initial application to closing on your home. I hit about 4 road blocks during the process and I thought that I would not be getting this house at each road block but thanks to Bill and his team at Benchmark Mortgage, there always seems to be an alternative to a probem. They will find every route possible before throwing in the towel even if something seems like a stretch, Bill and his team will make it happen. Bill is NEVER out of contact, even when he had to take a few personal/ vacation days, he checked in with me consistently making sure I had everything I need and that we were both transparent. I’ve seen the miracles that Bill and his team can perform and I would not choose any other Mortgage company. You have a winner once you start. Also thank you Desiree and Michelle for constantly keeping me posted and pinpointing what I needed to do next and where I was headed during the process, you guys made this a smooth journey for me!

– dsgb84 via oogle

Bill and his team are a cut above! I was treated very professionally I was shocked at how fast we actually closed. Everything that I was told came to pass I had no worries that Bill and his team would take care of me and my families needs. I would recommend benchmark mortgage to anyone who asks me hands down the best in the area!

– Clarence S. via oogle

Third time on the market. First time buying a home. Bill Clayton and his team is awesome !!! I wasn’t confused not once through the process. Any questions I had big or small they answered. They make you feel like you’re important. 🙂 You get emails and text messages telling you the next step as well as phone calls from someone in the office. If you are on the market looking I highly recommend you going with Benchmark Mortgage. You will not be disappointed!! 🙂

– Georgrina T. via oogle

We definitely recommend Bill and his team for your go to for purchasing your home. This was our first time buying a home and we had really no knowledge of what to expect. Bill and his team helped us from beginning to end and made it very easy for us. They were always available for questions to be answered. They made us feel very comfortable in using them. We are so happy with our choice and recommend them to anyone! Thank you Bill and your Team for helping us get our home!

– Susan K. via oogle



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