A Triple Win For Family First Funding
Posted By Lauren Dobie on May 18, 2022

Toms River, New Jersey — May 6, 2022: Family First Funding LLC is proud to announce that it has received three accolades from industry influencer Mortgage Executive Magazine, placing it in highly distinguished company once again.

  • On the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America 2021 list Family First holds the 74th position among closely held mortgage companies and publicly traded banks as ranked by their total yearly mortgage volume.

President Gabriel Gillen ascribes the mortgage bank’s success to loan officers’ robust work ethic, strong referral partnerships, and unique product selection: “The company provides a vast loan product offering… so much so that if a Family First Funding loan officer cannot help a borrower, it is highly unlikely that anyone else would be able to provide them financing.”

  • Mortgage Executive also complied a comprehensive list of the nation’s Top 200 Mortgage Originators in America 2021, with Family First Funding’s Chris Keelin ranking #11. 

Also a Mortgage Professional $150 Million Dollar Club member, Keelin credits the “Family First Funding Way” for his success: “Without my team, I wouldn’t have won this award. Our family is always putting your family first — giving the time, care, and attention needed to make this intimidating process as easy and smooth as possible. This award reflects the people of this company — the hustle and passion, the consistency it takes to keep growing and stepping up to the next level year after year.”

  • America’s Top 1% Mortgage Originators in 2021 include Family First Funding’s: Levi Balisok, Anthony Barber, Chad Barris, Jason Berg, Josh Blair, Brian Bloete, Travis David, Keith DeBonis, Jerry DeMaio, Josh Dubinsky, MaryAnne Franzyshen, Chris Keelin, Chris Miller, Barbara Rittman, David Stein, and Pat Villano.

How did 16 loan officers make it into the country’s Top 1%? President Gabriel Gillen explains: “Our marketing and sales teams provide tremendous branding support to help them reach and retain more customers. The staff treats every customer as if they were working on their family member’s loan application, which has created fantastic referrals and repeat business.”

The minimum eligibility criteria are a total personal production of at least $30 million in 2021. (Entries cannot include loan volume of associate originators or junior originators who earn a commission on the same loan files.)

Mortgage Executive Magazine recognizes the extraordinary service and client dedication of mortgage originators and executives who are growing their companies despite the past turbulent decade which has eliminated 70 percent of mortgage competition in the U.S.

To learn more about Family First Funding please contact: Tom Sirico – Executive Business Director – NMLS #38348 Office: 732-945-1005 Cell: 917-923-1472 Email:

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