SOURCE: FirsTrust Mortgage, Inc.

April 06, 2011 09:55 ET

Two FirsTrust Mortgage Certified Mortgage Planning Specialists Receive Scotsman Guide Top Loan Originator Awards

LEAWOOD, KS--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - For the second year in a row, Scotsman Guide, an independent resource for mortgage originators, ranked the nation's top-producing mortgage professionals ( The list recognizes the nation's top loan originators and has multiple classifications including originators of FHA Loans, Top Dollar Volume and Most Loans Closed for the United States and in all individual states. FirsTrust Mortgage, Inc. LLC is proud to announce that two of their Certified Mortgage Planning Specialists and Partners in the company have received recognition on these lists. 

Craig Miller, CMPS and Senior V.P. of FirsTrust Mortgage, Inc. was proud to be recognized as the Top Dollar Volume producer for the second year in a row in the State of Missouri. Craig is ranked #39 in the USA, up from #40 last year. In addition, Craig is recognized as #8 in the USA in Most Loans Closed, while last year he was #11. Finally Craig was ranked #22 in Top FHA Volume for 2010. Here is what Craig had to say about this recognition: "I am thankful to have the opportunity to serve so many wonderful people every year with their largest investment, their home. My focus and that of our company has been to passionately deliver the greatest service and savings to our clients and to always do what's right! We give the type of top level professional advice that only the best are qualified to give. I also need to thank my support staff and Mortgage Planning Team for their dedication and professionalism."

A second member of the FirstTrust Team, Dave Brown, CMPS and Principal of FirsTrust Mortgage, is also ranked among the best nationwide with the following results: Overall Top Dollar Volume in the USA #61 and #1 Top Dollar Volume in the State of Kansas. Dave was also recognized as #76 in Most Loans Closed in the USA. Dave gratefully shares his success with his team, "This is not an individual achievement but rather a reflection of our great team, our process, and our collective passion to provide great service and great advice to our customers."

Mark McDougald, CMPS, CEO and President of FirsTrust Mortgage, Inc. had this to say about his partners and top producers, "I am very proud of Dave and Craig that their commitment to being the best resulted in their recognition with some of the highest producing originators in the United States. The most impressive part of their accomplishment is that the level of advice their clients received is unparalleled in our industry."  

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About FirsTrust Mortgage
FirsTrust Mortgage, Inc., with over 21 years of experience in mortgage lending, has been ranked as one of the top 25 Mortgage Lenders in the Kansas City area for over 10 years. FirsTrust prides itself in being Kansas City's premier mortgage planning firm, focused on encouraging customers to develop a mortgage plan to meet their personal financial goals. 

FirsTrust Mortgage, Inc. owners Mark McDougald, Craig Miller and Dave Brown are so committed to educating consumers about their mortgage plan options that they host a weekly radio show called The Truth in Lending Show on Sundays from 4 to 6pm on 980 KMBZ. Follow us on Facebook at, and on Twitter at The Truth in Lending Show (, listen every Sunday at 4pm on 980 KMBZ!

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