Approved Mortgage Corporation, owned by local businessman Derrick Christy, was recently reviewed by its employees and Great Place to Work®.  The review highlights what makes the Approved Mortgage’s workplace culture great in areas like professional development and training, company atmosphere, benefits and employee rewards.

Approved Mortgage places its workplace focus on providing an entrepreneurial spirited office with a fun atmosphere that promotes a positive and enjoyable environment for its team members.  The company believes it has adopted a philosophy that is unique to the residential mortgage and commercial real estate loan industry.

“Our philosophy is that a positive workplace environment will impact the way we treat and service both our clients and each other,” said Derrick Christy, President of Approved Mortgage. “We believe that this creates a more rewarding experience for everyone.”

The company turned to the services of Great Place to Work® to assess the culture of the organization from an anonymous employee perspective.  Businesses like Approved Mortgage rely upon Great Places to Work® metrics to establish an objective standard that defines a great workplace.

“Our unprecedented employee-centric Reviews provide job seekers a real behind-the-scenes look into these workplace cultures.  They are deeply rooted in a philosophy of openness and reflect the general trend we see in the increasing importance of transparency for both employers and employees,” said Kim Peters, leader of Great Place to Work® Reviews.

The review was based on employee surveys, with a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ±9.99.

“According to our study, 94 percent of Approved Mortgage Corporation employees say it is a great workplace,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin Great Place to Work’s Senior Editor.

Approved Mortgage believes that the company is able to achieve the 94% employee approval rating by offering programs that are directly in line with the organization’s philosophy. Perks and programs such as enrichment workshops focused on professional and personal development, offering complimentary healthy snacks and beverages, green energy initiatives, office themed days, and employee rewards help make Approved Mortgage a great place to work. 


Approved Mortgage is the largest and oldest locally owned mortgage banker in Central Indiana with over 5 billion funded for Indiana families.   As an industry leader for over 20 years, Approved Mortgage is recognized by Zillow® as a 5-star lender, rated a Top 20 Broker by Expertise®, and ranked by® as one of the top 25 Best Small-Company Cultures. Approved Mortgage is a direct lender with in-house underwriting that allows for same day approvals.  We provide a vast array of residential mortgage loans that has served thousands of families making their dream of home ownership a reality. Our residential product line includes conventional, jumbo, FHA, VA, reverse mortgages and portfolio loans for purchase, refinance, and construction transactions. We also offer a variety of commercial real estate loans for multifamily, office, retail, warehouse/flex space, as well as business loans including SBA, lines of credit, credit card merchant services accounts, and factoring.  We look forward to assisting you with your mortgage loan needs by delivering just the right product you need and with the service you deserve. Approved Mortgage has served thousands of satisfied clients and is an A+ accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Over 10 million employees in 50 countries annually take the Trust Index© Employee Survey, its proprietary research tool. Great Place to Work® United States offers management consulting and leadership training to U.S.-based organizations ranging from multinational corporations to small start-ups. It also produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Best Small & Medium Workplaces list.

While companies look to recruit and hire the right candidate, job seekers are equally interested in finding the right position at the right company. That’s why Great Place to Work® uses data and insights to write Reviews that offer a true picture of the workplace and elevate the hiring experience. Companies with published Great Place to Work® Reviews are serious about creating great workplaces, comfortable with transparency, and interested in sharing the unique aspects of their workplaces treasured by employees.

This article originally appeared on Story and Photos by Justin Hart.