Mortgage Architects Inc.

Mortgage Architects Inc.

March 04, 2008 16:30 ET

Don Stoddart, Melanie & Rob McLister Win Coveted CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - Don Stoddart along with Melanie & Rob McLister were honoured by the mortgage industry for Best Customer Service and Best Internet Presence respectively.

"These are two very strong award categories," said Bob Ord, CEO and Chairman of Mortgage Architects. "Every single broker in this business strives to provide good customer service so being recognized as the best is a fantastic and very well-deserved accomplishment for Don Stoddart. Similarly, because the internet is so crucial for today's business success, Best Internet Presence won by Melanie & Rob McLister signals that they are taking a lead role in the evolution of the mortgage industry in Canada," says Ord.

"These awards also point to the incredible depth of talent we have within the company," notes Ord. "Don Stoddart has been an industry leader for over twenty years, while Melanie & Rob McLister are rising stars and are looking to become the next generation of broker legends."

"I am truly honoured to receive the Merix Award for Best Customer Service," says Don Stoddart. "I am proud that for the last twenty years my team and I have built our business one customer at a time." Stoddart subscribes to the philosophy that clients who are Raving Fans will be sure to refer their family and friends. With that in mind, Stoddart built a home setting within his office, creating the ideal environment for clients to discuss their financial and homeownership goals, one that would help empower them to make the right decisions for their family.

"We too are thrilled to have received the MGIC Canada Award for Best Internet Presence," says Melanie McLister. "It is wonderful confirmation that Canadian Mortgage Trends' consumer advocacy approach is working." The McLister's site at is first and foremost an up-to-date source of unbiased mortgage advice and industry trends. The site has become a valuable resource to consumers, mortgage brokers, and industry professionals.

"CMT's community is growing quickly and the site now receives over 37,000 page views a month," says Rob McLister. "Its success is largely attributable to the seemingly unending support of our readers and of Mortgage Architects."

Less than two years after its launch, Mortgage Architects was nominated for a CMP Canadian Mortgage Award in the categories of Best Newcomer and Best Brokerage Firm (National Network). The company is recognized for its impressive market penetration, dynamic and innovative business model, and remarkable progress to date.

Mortgage Architects Lead Planner, Denis Brunet, was also nominated for Mortgage Broker of the Year in the National Network category. A 19-year veteran of the industry, Brunet was a long-standing CAAMP Director for Manitoba and has built a very successful business in Winnipeg-explaining his status as one of the industry's most highly accomplished mortgage brokers.

John Gallo, an associate planner in Victoria with Mortgage Architects who has built a very successful business around tax deductible mortgages, was nominated for Best Newcomer (Individual).

The CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards Gala, in its second year, was held on February 29th at the Liberty Grand in Toronto. It honoured the industry's best across 15 categories. Award recipients were subject to a very thorough nomination, research and judging process spearheaded by some of the most accomplished executives in Canadian business today. Qualification as a finalist, in itself, represented a considerable honour.


Mortgage Architects is a national and Canadian-owned and operated mortgage brokerage focused on delivering mortgage-planning services to Canadians. Lead planners require a proven track record of high professional standards and $25 million in yearly volume prior to joining the company, which is structured to be owned by the planners themselves. Lead and associate planners offer homeowners access to mortgage options from over 50 lenders, including major banks, credit unions, trusts and other lenders. With this outstanding range of mortgages and lenders, the experienced mortgage planners of Mortgage Architects are helping more Canadians achieve their goals of homeownership and financial security. For more information:

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  • Mortgage Architects Inc.
    Alice Chan
    Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer
    (905) 542-9100 x 338