Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation has launched an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) to benefit employees by becoming an employee-owned company. Fairway CEO Steve Jacobson commented on the program:
“This has been a goal of ours for many years. We are humbled and grateful to have this opportunity.”
While Fairway has created its reputation based on excellent customer service and support to clients, the ESOP program will allow Fairway employees to expand on that. When clients speak to an employee of Fairway, they are now speaking to an owner of the company. COO Len Krupinski said that the ESOP program:
“Allows Fairway to leverage its position in the marketplace, as research shows that corporations that are employee-owned are often more successful over the long term and are able to grow more rapidly as a result. We are very pleased to be able to offer this to our employees and add to their retirement portfolios, which already include an optional 401(k) program.”
What does being part of the ESOP mean for people like me who work for Fairway? It means everything. It means that each day I will bring a servant’s heart to what I do, while remembering that with every phone call and with every customer I help, I am representing a company that I partially own. Imagine how much more passion and excitement you would feel if you knew that you were part owner of the company that you work for. I am always grateful to work for Fairway, but this is just another way to help me feel invested in what I do and what I can do for you.
Fairway works every day to best serve their customers and our business partners. The addition of the ESOP program will not only allow Fairway to present employees with excellent benefits, but also allow employees to better serve clients because the heart of what we do stands as the reputation we build and the service we are to others. To learn more about Fairway’s new ESOP program, click here.