Celebrating 25 Years of meeting home financing needs.




Who we are. Where we've been.

Headquartered in Santa Ana, California

  • More than 110 branch offices and 15 Regional Operations Centers across the United States

  • #15 Direct Lender Q2 2016**

  • We continue to experience controlled growth and increase market share during a period when other lenders face major challenges.

  • 526% year over year growth since 2011*

  • Through Q3 2015, Stearns companies funded $25.3 billion in originations, with a servicing portfolio of more than $30 billion that grows every day.

Meet our Founder – Glenn Stearns

I’m Glenn Stearns, Founder of Stearns®. I'm very proud of the accomplishments made by everyone at this company, across all business channels and throughout every department. Success requires drive and determination, I learned early in life, through my own humble beginnings, that hard work and perseverance could create opportunity. I believed that I could overcome the blue-collar pull that was so prevalent in my neighborhood growing up. As a result of my relentless efforts and hard work, I became the first member of my family to graduate from college.

Soon after college I relocated to Orange County, California and began my career as a loan officer for a mid-sized mortgage company. During my days as an originator I learned very quickly that helping people succeed was my calling. I approached every customer with the clear message that I can help. It was my mission to provide an unprecedented level of service and attentiveness to my customers. In order to stand out, I had to prove to be significantly different throughout the loan transaction. After learning the ropes I made the bold decision to venture out on my own. So, after 10 months, and with a little bit of money and a whole lot of ambition, I started Stearns Lending.

Twenty-five years have gone by and I have endured the highs and lows of this great industry. Today, Stearns Lending is recognized from Newport Beach, California to Newport, Rhode Island. Stearns is an intelligent company this is diversifying and expanding in the most sustainable manner - which requires attracting and on-boarding the best and most Outrageously Talented® mortgage professionals that the industry has to offer.

Together, We can help you achieve your goals!

Meet our CEO David Schneider

I’m proud to be a part of a company that gets to the heart of what it means to be an American. For nearly three decades, Stearns Lending has been helping individuals and families realize their dream of becoming homeowners, while also providing our Stearns family with exciting career opportunities.

Comprised of mortgage industry experts, our dynamic and dedicated leadership team is committed to building on our strong past and creating a blueprint for an even greater future. Drawing on this expertise, we’ve established solid systems, processes and technology tools to provide our loan originators and processors with the resources needed to meet their customers’ expectations.

Because we’re well capitalized with supportive stockholders, we’re able to forge ahead and adapt to meet changing market forces. This solid foundation enables us to provide our customers and employees with the stability they need in today’s world. We are committed to creating ongoing growth and fostering collaborative innovation within our culture of excellence.

I invite you to learn more about Stearns today!

Awards and Recognition

  • Stearns Lending is recognized in Inc. Magazine’s 5000 List (2013, 2014, 2015),§ a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

  • Chairman Glenn Stearns was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year and received the Orange County Business Journal – Excellence in Entrepreneurship award. He also was a 2011 Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inductee.