Our Story

Our Story

We started Inlanta Mortgage in 1993 when our founder, John Knowlton, opened an office in Waukesha to help the community get mortgage loans. Ten years later, we became one of the few privately held lenders to survive the 2006 mortgage crisis. And today, Inlanta is one of the nation’s most venerable, well-respected independent mortgage banks with more than 300 team members serving borrowers in 27 states.

Right from the start, we wanted to be different. We wanted to make our borrowers, our employees and our partners feel special. And that’s what we did.

Over the years we have created a culture that fosters a true feeling of community and family, with a sense of purpose. We are dedicated to the happiness of our customers, our team members and our partners alike, always striving to go above and beyond the expected.

Yes, we are different—and we like it that way.

Our Values

Integrity, commitment and service. These values form the foundation of all our relationships – with borrowers, our partners and the communities we serve.

We believe in doing the right thing. We believe in valuing and supporting our people. We believe in the importance of being compassionate. And we believe our word is nothing less than our bond.

Our dedication to these values is why we’re able to deliver the best, most innovative customer experience in the mortgage industry. It’s what make us Inlanta.

A Record of Excellence

Our many industry recognitions speak to our commitment to borrowers, employees and partners alike.

Inlanta was recognized by Experience.com for consistently delivering WOW-worthy experiences for borrowers. Inlanta also maintains a 4.9-star rating on Experience.com customer review engine based on more than 18,000 borrower reviews.

Inlanta Mortgage has consistently been named one of the best places to work based on employee feedback about our company culture, having the tools to succeed, employee benefits and other key measurements.

Our president and COO, Paul Buege, was honored for his inspiring, positive leadership style and for creating a dynamic culture that “works like a machine well-oiled for success.”

We have an outstanding team of loan originators, many of whom are routinely recognized for their service, dedication and hard work.