United Federal Credit Union continues to grow mortgage advisor team and locations in Greater Grand Rapids

ST. JOSEPH, MI (August 29, 2022) — United Federal Credit Union (United) is growing its mortgage operation in the greater Grand Rapids area. The credit union plans to open a new Mortgage Production Office in September 2022 at 1600 East Beltline Ave., Suite 111 in Grand Rapids. It has also added five new mortgage advisors to the current mortgage team working in the area.

 United opened two other Mortgage Production Offices in the area earlier this year. One office is located at 3800 Lake Michigan Dr. NW in Grand Rapids, and the other is at 5651 Byron Center Ave. SW in Wyoming.

 “Helping our members in the greater Grand Rapids market achieve their dreams of homeownership has been our main focus from day one,” said Brett Wier, Director of Mortgage Production. “We started our journey earlier this year by adding a group of very talented mortgage experts to the area. Our collective efforts of delivering outstanding service has provided this great opportunity to open our new Grand Rapids office, and allows us to continue building lasting relationships with members. Our team is looking forward to establishing United as a trusted financial resource and community partner in the Grand Rapids area.”

 United’s mortgage team in the Grand Rapids area will help members find the best option to finance their homes as well as assist with virtual account access through United’s online and mobile banking services.

Izenbart will lead the Grand Rapids mortgage team. He brings more than 14 years of mortgage and financial experience to his role as Mortgage Production Manager. He has a passion for providing quality real estate lending advice through financial counseling and product awareness to credit union members.

 Izenbart will work closely with Jorge Torres, Mortgage Lending Assistant. Torres is fluent in Spanish and is ready to assist Members.

 Izenbart has a bachelor’s degree in business from Cornerstone University.

Gardner has more than 12 years of lending and financial experience in the greater Grand Rapids area. He will use his expertise to guide members through the home buying process and assist them with their real estate financing needs to generate investment quality mortgage loans.

Hofmann has spent his entire career helping people in West Michigan find their next home. He brings more than nine years of real estate and lending experience to his new role. Hofmann has a passion for providing quality real estate lending advice. He will work with credit union members to offer financial counseling and product awareness.

Dean has more than 20 years of real estate financing experience in the Grand Rapids area. He is familiar with the opportunities and challenges of the local housing market. He will use his extensive local industry knowledge to help people find the right mortgage option for their new home, and give step-by-step guidance throughout the entire process.

Ledezma brings more than seven years of financial and real estate experience to his new role. He will use his expertise to guide members through the home buying process. With his background as a real estate agent and a mortgage lender, Ledezma is ready to assist credit union members with their real estate financing needs to generate investment quality mortgage loans.

Brent Dean, Mortgage Advisor


Eric Hofmann, Mortgage Advisor


Anthony Gardner, Mortgage Advisor


Jonathon Izenbart, Mortgage Production Manager


About United Federal Credit Union

United Federal Credit Union has served its Members since 1949 by helping them to build a sound financial future. United consists of more than 186,000 Member/owners worldwide and manages assets in excess of $3.8 billion. Its corporate office and main branch are in St. Joseph, Mich., with additional branches in Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal opportunity lender. Equal housing lender. For more information visit


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