American Mortgage Receives the Topp and Beste for October
The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff and Ambassadors recognized Angie Topp, Jessica Beste, and Pat Meyer of American Mortgage located at 1169 North Main St, Bluffton as the October Member of the Month.
American Mortgage opened five years ago with Angie Topp being the driving force for the company coming to Bluffton to manage this office. American Mortgage has been in business for 43 years and currently serves a total of 40 offices in the US, mostly in large cities. Topp’s experience is extensive being in the financial field for 30 years and over 25 years specializing specifically in mortgage loans.
Topp explains that American Mortgage is a philanthropic, generous, and hard-working company through the direction and leadership from owner, Ed Wolterman, who is based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. “American Mortgage is a large company and because of that, they can do a lot more for clients,” explained Topp. “We have great support from the Fort Wayne and Ohio staff which allows us here in Bluffton to do our job and do it well. They are there when we need them and that is really important to me as we run this business.”
American Mortgage provides services for all mortgage types from first time home buyers, refinances, repeat buyers, jumbo loans, and home investments. “If you can live in it, we can finance it,” said Topp.
Topp credits their ability to take the time with each client, ask questions, and research information to ensure the clients decision is the best. “That is what really sets us apart,” said Topp.
American Mortgage and Topp’s team are very active in the community. “We do it because we want to be involved and not because we are required to be involved. Jessica, Pat, and I feel it’s important to be active members in the community.”
Topp explained that the larger city offices don’t have that community philosophy; however, her team has shown the corporate leaders at American Mortgage how their activity has impacted the community. “They have seen the difference we have made in the community and the strong connections created. Although we are a smaller office, we are one of the most successful offices at American Mortgage.”
Pat Meyer is the Loan Assistant and first impression of the business; “and she makes us look good,” said Topp. Jessica Beste, Mortgage Originator, has been with American Mortgage for three years and in the banking industry for 11 years.
“Working for American Mortgage has been a huge blessing to me and my family,” explained Beste. “I work for a company that has a rock-solid corporate culture where people are valued. They give us what it takes to be high performers, they are there to help and encourage us when we need them, and they get out of our way when we don’t need them. We have a great work environment each day in our office. We truly work together as a team and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”
“We all have the same philosophy and that makes it a lot of fun to work together,” stated Topp. “We all have different strengths, but our vision is the same. We have become great coworkers, friends and created a camaraderie I have never had before.”
American Mortgage has been a major sponsor for the Family Centered Services Annual Duck Race, supporters of Forgotten Children and many other nonprofits and local school activities. Topp and Beste are members of the local BNI Group, Connect Group, and activity involved with the Wells County Chamber of Commerce.
“Today is very humbling because there are so many good businesses and people in Wells County and we appreciate the recognition for our hard work. Being recognized from the Chamber of Commerce means more than anything,” concludes Topp.
Pictured in photo left to right:
Cyndee Fiechter, North Eastern Group Realty, Chamber Ambassador
Kathy McGill, Woodforest National Bank, Chamber Ambassador
Doug Fear, Edward Jones, Chamber Ambassador
Pat Meyer, American Mortgage
Jen Kinyo, River Terrace Retirement Community, Chamber Ambassador
Angie Topp, American Mortgage
Rita Haneline, Markle Health & Rehabilitation, Chamber Ambassador
Jessica Beste, American Mortgage
Alyssa Sponsellar, Archbold & Lewis, Chamber Ambassador
Erin Prible, Wells County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director