SOURCE: Guaranteed Rate Inc.

Guaranteed Rate Inc.

November 04, 2013 08:00 ET

Guaranteed Rate Welcomes Ty Pennington As Spokesperson

Fast-growing, National Mortgage Company Teams With "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Host and Iconic Carpenter to Promote Brand Awareness and Provide Helpful Home Improvement Tips

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - November 04, 2013) - Guaranteed Rate, the eighth largest retail mortgage company in the country, announced today that celebrity television host and best-selling author, Ty Pennington, will be the spokesperson for the company. Guaranteed Rate and Ty Pennington will work together to promote the company's brand and help consumers and real estate professionals with unique design ideas, remodeling tips and other ways to increase the value of people's homes.

Widely recognized for hosting ABC's Emmy-award winning show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and writing the New York Times Best Seller, Ty's Tricks: Home Repair Secrets Plus Cheap and Easy Projects to Transform Any Room, Ty Pennington has gained global notoriety and recognition for his philanthropic approach to changing the lives of deserving families by building them their dream homes in seven days or less. With more than 20 years in the design and home-improvement business, Ty will bring his charisma and design knowledge to Guaranteed Rate's clients and partners through articles and videos on and on Partner Xchange, the company's real estate agent focused site.

"Ty's generosity, approachability and expertise are what make this partnership a great fit for us and our clients," said Victor Ciardelli, president and CEO of Guaranteed Rate. "He is well-known for creating dream homes for people, and we're focused on helping people get into their dream homes as easily and cost effectively as possible. We are super excited to welcome him to our team."

"I am thrilled to be partnered with Guaranteed Rate and to have the opportunity to help them spread the word about their fantastic business and help their clients improve their homes," said Ty Pennington, author and master carpenter. "What impresses me most about Guaranteed Rate is how the company is changing the way people get home loans and that they really care about providing each and every client with top-notch service and low rate mortgages."

Ty Pennington will make his first appearance as Guaranteed Rate's spokesperson at the National Association of Realtors® Fall Conference and Expo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. Ty will be hosting a meet-and-greet at Guaranteed Rate's booth #1139 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013, taking pictures with attendees and passing out signed copies of his latest book, How Good Design Can Change Your Life: Beautiful Rooms, Inspiring Stories to the first 100 visitors. People who share their photos with Ty using the hashtag #TYatNAR will also have a chance to win $500 Sears gift cards. For more information about his appearance, visit

About Guaranteed Rate

Guaranteed Rate is the eighth largest retail mortgage company in the U.S. and is Revolutionizing Life's Biggest Purchase™ by offering industry-leading self-service tools, low rate, low fee mortgages through an easy-to-understand process and unparalleled customer service. Headquartered in Chicago with more than 170 offices and licensed in all 50 states, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of people with more than $50 billion in home purchase loans and refinances since 2000. Guaranteed Rate was recently named the No. 1 mortgage company in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine and recognized by Inc. magazine as the #4 private company job creator in the U.S. Visit for more information.

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About Ty Pennington

Ty Pennington is best known as the Emmy-award winning host of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and the co-Host of ABC Daytime's "The Revolution." He has been recognized as a home design expert, master carpenter and leader in the field of volunteerism. Ty Pennington's website is a space to share his inspiration, design tips, daily musings and more. Visit for more information.

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