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“The Blue Jacket is a reminder of how great the people on my team are. Their hard work and professionalism helped me achieve the goals that allowed me membership into this elite club of leaders. It embodies honor and excellence and is the zenith to anyone’s mortgage career who can earn it.”


Thomas Ray

Branch Manager, Greenville, SC NMLS# 171228

“To me, the blue jacket represents a champion and what being a champion is all about. The Augusta National Golf Club awards a green jacket to the Masters Champion each year. This is someone who has overcome their doubts, pressures, fears, obstacles, adversaries, and competitors for an entire tournament. The blue jacket is much the same. It is reserved for a special champion who has persevered through many obstacles to perform at the top of our industry.”


Marty Preston

Branch Manager, Lexington, KY NMLS# 20984

“The Blue Jacket is such an honor. Being chosen as a Blue Jacket winner is such a humbling and gratifying moment. To be surrounded by all of these successful people and to be chosen out of this top elite community was a very special moment for us. Being a recipient of the Blue Jacket really defines the success we have all worked so hard for through the years and we are honored to be chosen for the 2012 award.”


Roger & Stephanie Medlock

Branch Managers, South Carolina NMLS# 121708 NMLS# 245660

“To me, the BLUE JACKET is the award everyone desires, but no one truly deserves, simply because it honors the demonstration of the core values encompassing everything BENCHMARK is, and everything Benchmark desires in its team members.  As a result, winning the Blue Jacket was more meaningful than any other award I could have won.  Winning this award also challenged me to continuing growing and developing in each of these CORE DISCIPLINES, recognizing that each of must strive to become better versions of ourselves; more of the men and women God desired us to be.”


Tom Sherman

Branch Manager, Plano, TX NMLS# 188788

“Wow!! Not a day goes by that I don’t think of that night hearing my name called for the Blue Jacket.  This is the pinnacle of a 25 year career.  To think of the management team who awarded me this honor; I am truly humble.  To think that I met all the Benchmark Core Values which I was honored for; is awe inspiring.   It’s the wonderful people in my branch & all of Corporate who make me shine; it’s them who I admire.  I am so thankful for all of you.”


Scott Alter

Branch Manager, Freehold, NJ NMLS# 112424