Academy is started by Duane Shaw, who establishes a strong foundation for our company based on values, relationships, and service.
Academy prospers through the end of the refinance boom.
At the end of the 20th Century, Academy has 19 branch offices across the country and is licensed to originate loans in 4 states.
Academy prevails through the subprime meltdown.
Academy's leadership succession plan is implemented. Adam Kessler becomes President.
Academy Mortgage becomes the #1 Independent Purchase Lender in the United States as ranked by CoreLogic.
Academy participates in its first Service Expedition, held in Secanquin, Guatemala.
Academy acquires the assets of Republic Mortgage, expanding to 200 branches and 2,100 employees nationwide.
Home Office moves to larger headquarters in Draper, Utah, to accommodate Academy’s continued growth.
James Mac Pherson is named as President of Academy Mortgage.