CU Companies Employee Celebrates Milestone Steve Albers recognized for 20 years

NEW BRIGHTON, MN (April 9, 2013) – CU Title Services President, Steve Albers, celebrates his 20th anniversary at CU Companies, a credit union service organization, this year. Albers began his career at CU Companies as a temporary employee assigned to opening mortgage loans and has grown to become an important leader and team player in the industry and at the company.

CU Companies has seen a lot of growth since Albers began his career at CU Companies in 1992. Four business units were added (Realty, 1996; Title Services, 1997; Preferred Investments, 2000; Business Lending, 2004), but what Albers considers CU Companies greatest success is its’ dedication to every member and customer. “In a mortgage industry that has taken its lumps in the past five years, we have always tried to do our right by the member or customer,” says Albers. “We certainly aren’t perfect, but we aren’t in the business just to close loans; we want people to be comfortable with their homes.”

Reflecting on his time at CU Companies, Albers believes it has provided him with the stability that is needed in this day and age. “I feel like CU Companies has my personal growth in mind when I come to work each day. I am fortunate enough to attend workshops and classes to help better my management skills, as well as learn from others in a collaborative way that will only make me a better employee,” says Albers.

After four months in a temporary position, Albers was hired full time. Over the years he served as a closing coordinator, closing/post closing coordinator, secondary marketing manager, and then in 1997 was promoted to his current position as president over the CU Title business unit.

About CU Companies
CU Companies is committed to earning the loyalty of its owner credit unions and financial partners by delivering personalized service and competitive financial products.

CU Companies was founded in 1987 by three Minnesota credit unions to offer a competitive mortgage solution for their members. They realized that by combining forces, they could offer a superior product to their membership than if they did it alone. These three credit unions created a Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO), CU Mortgage Services, Inc., in which they shared equal ownership.

Over the years, other credit unions recognized that their membership could also benefit from the CUSO and purchased stock in the organization. As the number of owners grew, they realized there were other areas of expertise that could be leveraged to provide an even greater product offering to their members. Over the next several years, four additional subsidiaries (Title, Realty, Preferred Investments, and Member Business) were created and CU Mortgage Services, Inc. became CU Companies.

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