Cornerstones of Success

When it comes to helping individuals and families achieve successful homeownership, Academy is 1st CHOICE. For over 30 years, we have delivered exceptional mortgage service, in-house loan fulfillment, a broad portfolio of products and tools, and integrity-based mortgage banking.

Stewart Cruickshank

Loan Officer
NMLS # 897149
State Lic CO #100512802
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604 25 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Hi there, I’m Stewart Cruickshank thanks for stopping by Academy Mortgage. With over 30 years in the mortgage lending industry, I think it’s safe to say that I’ve always been in the people business. I’m excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the Academy Mortgage team. I feel that Academy is a company that allows me to follow my goals in mortgage lending as well as help you achieve your own personal goal of homeownership. I’m a lover of all things local. The community here in Grand Junction is close to my heart. When I’m not in the office I spend much of my free time involved in local outreach programs, fundraising, and volunteering. Another great thing about Academy is that to us, local matters. That’s why every step from loan processing to underwriting, closings to funding are handled here in Grand Junction.

I would love to welcome you to call this place I love your new home. I’m looking forward to sharing my expertise and helping local home buyers realize the dream of homeownership.

I invite you to put us to the test. Let me show you how simple and easy securing a mortgage can be.

Home Mortgage Tools

How much will my fixed rate mortgage payment be?

This calculator computes the payments (principal and interest), based on home price, down payment, and other factors.

How much mortgage might I qualify for?

This calculator computes the finance amount, based on income, expenses, credit rating, and other factors.

How much home can I afford?

This calculator computes the most expensive house you can buy, based on the highest payment you can afford.

How much will I save by increasing my mortgage payment?

Increasing your payment will reduce the principal on your mortgage, the total amount of interest you’ll pay, and the number of payments.

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We are proud to be one of the top independent purchase lenders in the country. We achieved this distinction by continually providing exceptional customer service and by following responsible lending practices, especially in today's rapidly changing economy.

—Adam Kessler, Chairman of the Board, Academy Mortgage


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