Oct. 3, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Wallick & Volk Mortgage announced today that Chairman,
, has reached an impressive milestone – his 50
Anniversary with Wallick & Volk.
is the grandson of the company's founder OD "Jack" Wallick who began the company in 1932. Volk was born and raised in
. After graduating from the
University of Wyoming
in 1963, he joined the family business with his father
and grandfather. At that time, the company was small and diverse offering mortgage lending, real estate services, insurance and more. With only five employees and three real estate agents at that time, Volk learned every aspect of the business. In the ensuing decades, the company substantially expanded its loan origination, mortgage servicing, real estate, and insurance divisions. Volk's career flourished, he was named "Man of the Year" by the Wyoming Association of Independent Insurance Agents in 1974 and received the "Realtor of the Year" award numerous times. Volk was named President of Wallick & Volk in 1980 after the untimely death of his father,
. By 2005 the company had sold the other divisions and began focusing all efforts on loan origination. Wallick & Volk has grown to become one of the Top 100 Mortgage Lenders in America and remains privately held.
Today, Volk is Chairman of the company after
promotion to President in November, 2005. Volk continues to be active in the management of Wallick & Volk. He reflects, "Looking back at the last five decades, I find it quite remarkable that each decade had both very good and very bad economic times; however, at the end of each decade our company emerged, not only a survivor, but also a stronger company."
, Jim's wife of nearly 40 years adds, "Jim is a man of his word with incredible integrity. He has earned the respect of his team, the industry and our community."
Wallick & Volk
is one of the oldest privately-held mortgage lenders in the Nation.
Wallick & Volk has earned its reputation by providing exceptional mortgage education, advice and unparalleled expertise to support their clients' objectives. Based in
, Wallick & Volk remains committed to the highest standards of customer service, knowledge and integrity. Wallick & Volk has been recognized as one of the
Top 100 Mortgage Companies
in America and offers a wide variety of loan programs including
, USDA, and more. Wallick & Volk is an Equal Housing Lender. Visit their website at