“I love Merced,” smiled Jeff Schanze, owner of Supreme Lending during his Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Thursday, April 25. “I’m bullish on the direction Merced is taking in real estate.”
The event celebrated the company’s recent membership in Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HCC).
Supreme Lending opened about five years ago. “I’ve been in the same industry for 15 years. Some of my agents for more than 30 years,” Schanze explained. “My business was RPM Mortgage for 10 years. We changed our banking guidelines to better serve the Central Valley market and changed our name to Supreme Lending.”
The company focuses on residential mortgages for owner-occupied properties and rentals with four units or less. It has 15 employees with loan officers and support staff.
“My greatest reward is working with someone for awhile and then handing them keys to their first home. When people buy a home they have a stake in this community,” said Schanze.
HCC Secretary Annissa Fragoso of Farmers Insurance on Main Street welcomed guests and introduced representatives of Congressman Jim Costa, Assemblyman Adam Gray, and the MBX Club who each presented appreciation certificates to Schanze.
Directors of HCC including Fragoso, Maida Miranda of Minuteman Press and Norma Hernandez of AAA Life Insurance, HCC Scholarship Foundation President Daisy Salgado of Farmers Insurance of Atwater, and HCC Administrative Assistant Elena Gomez assisted in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event offered delicious food and soft drinks, as well as raffle prizes for several guests to win.
“One of my favorite things to do is helping business owners cut the red ribbon. We are happy to welcome Supreme Lending into the Hispanic Chamber,” Fragoso said.
For more information about Supreme Lending call 600-7096 or visit their office at 3174 Collins Drive, Suite A in Merced.
For more information about Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce visit their website at Mercedhcc.com, or call 384-9537.