Elevations Credit Union expands Fort Collins mortgage team and moves to larger loan office

BOULDER, CO (February 22, 2017) — Elevations Credit Union announces the addition of a new team of industry veterans to its Fort Collins mortgage department. Jim Perkins and Jodie Da Vault, “The Perkins Lending Team”, will be based at Elevations’ new mortgage loan office at 4650 Royal Vista Circle in Windsor.

“We just finished 2016 as one of the top 10 consumer mortgage lenders in Larimer County and moved to a larger mortgage loan office. Perkins and Da Vault will help us extend that momentum this year and beyond,” said Chris Basford, Elevations Mortgage Sales Manager for Northern Colorado. “Perkins and Da Vault are a successful team that first worked together over 20 years ago. They are well-known locally for providing superior service and are expanding their team concept to better serve their clients.” These two professionals make a natural addition to the Elevations’ team.”

Jim Perkins has joined Elevations Credit Union as a Mortgage Loan Officer. Perkins brings extensive mortgage background from previous roles as a Vice President of Private Banking with Northern Trust and most recently, Mortgage Consultant at 1st City Mortgage Group.

Since joining the industry, Jim has achieved President Club status for 13 of his 24 years. This award goes to the top 10% of loan officers in regard to their production and customer service standards.

Elevations also welcomes Jodie Da Vault as a new Mortgage Sales Partner. Jodie brings 12 years of underwriting experience to her new role at Elevations, having previously worked at both 1st City Mortgage and Bank of America.

About Elevations Credit Union

Elevations Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving Colorado’s Front Range. Elevations provides a broad portfolio of financial products and services including checking and savings accounts, mortgage loans, credit cards, auto loans, home equity loans, student loans, business banking, commercial loans and financial planning. Founded in 1953 as the U of C Federal Credit Union in Boulder, Elevations has grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to an institution with more than 130,000 members that manages more than $2 billion in assets and is the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado. In 2014, Elevations earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In 2015 and 2016, Elevations was named one of the Best Companies to Work for in ColoradoTM in the large company category. Readers of local newspapers name Elevations “Best Bank/Financial Institution,” “Best Mortgage Lender” and “Best Customer Service” year after year. To learn more, visit


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