Our Company
We’re Driven by Our Customers
Our Story
How it All Started

Highlands Residential Mortgage was founded in 2010 by industry veterans: Bill Starkey, Sr., Ken Hickman, and Brian Starkey. They were intent on building a strong, origination-focused company – and selected knowledgeable leaders in Brian Bennett (President), Danny Deaton (Chief Production Officer), and Steve Peters (Chief Operations Officer) to help make that happen. Since those early days, Highlands has grown consistently from it’s Texas-only roots in 2013 and now has over 40 branch locations across the country!

What We Value

From our clients to our team members, our focus is to provide world class service and support every time a loan comes through the door.

  • Award-Winning Service

    When we say “Your Family. Your Future. Our Focus,” we mean it. We want to provide a rave-worthy experience that you want to share with your friends and family.

  • Leading Edge Technology

    You don’t have to sacrifice service and experience to get amazing technology. Manage your loan process from start to finish in the palm of your hand, using the Highlands mobile app!

  • On-Time Closings

    Having the confidence that your lender can close your loan on time is critical, especially in a competitive market. Highlands prioritizes quick, accurate closings so you can rest easy!

Our Vision
Our Team is Your Team

We want our customers, partners, and employees to be proud of doing business with Highlands. To accomplish this, we created a supportive, growth-oriented culture for our team members, so they can deliver unmatched service and products to our customers and industry partners.

Our Mission is to provide superior quality service that employees can take pride in, customers actively refer to their family and friends, and Realtors/Builders enthusiastically recommend to their clients.

Recruiting
We Want You to Love the Company You Work For

We want our team members to know they have our support, that we understand their sense of urgency, and that we are providing the tools they need to do work they can be proud of. Led and managed by former originators, our seasoned leadership team fully understands what it takes to succeed in today’s lending environment. Learn more about how we do it.

Highlands Gives Back
Helping Grow our Community and Beyond

Highlands understands the importance of giving back to help our communities grow. Our success has allowed us to consistently reinvest both time and money into positively impacting the lives of those who need it the most.

Awards and Recognition
Award-Winning Service

Highlands Residential Mortgage is consistently recognized as a “Best in Class” lender amongst our peers. Simply put, we understand what it takes to create a work environment that allows our employees to maximize their success and provide amazing service to our customers and partners.

  • 2021
    • National Mortgage News – Best Mortgage Companies to Work For (#3)
    • Scotsman Guide — Top Mortgage Lender in America (3rd Year in Row)
    • Inc 5000 – Fastest Growing Private Companies in America
    • SMU Cox School of Business – Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies
    • Dallas Business Journal – Best Places to Work
  • 2020
    • National Mortgage News – Best Mortgage Companies to Work For (#3)
    • Scotsman Guide — Top Mortgage Lender in America
    • Inc 5000 – Fastest Growing Private Companies in America
    • SMU Cox School of Business – Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies
    • Dallas Morning News – Top 100 Workplaces
  • 2019
    • National Mortgage News – Best Mortgage Companies to Work For (#1)
    • Scotsman Guide — Top Mortgage Lender in America
    • Mortgage Executive Magazine – Top 100 Mortgage Company AND 50 Best Companies to Work For in America
    • Dallas Morning News – Top 100 Workplaces
  • 2018
    • Inc 5000 – Fastest Growing Private Companies in America
    • Mortgage Executive Magazine – Top 100 Mortgage Company AND 50 Best Companies to Work For in America
    • Dallas Morning News – Top 100 Workplaces
Highlands In The News
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Best Places To Work 2021

We are humbled that our employees continue to vote Highlands as one of The Best Places to Work in 20...

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Named One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in North Texas 2021

We are excited to be named among Dallas Business Journal’s Top Fastest Growing Mid-Market Companie...

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Mortgage Executive Magazine 50 Best Companies to Work For

Each team member at Highlands Residential Mortgage has contributed to the growth and success of this...