Greenwood is company’s ninth new branch of 2016, second in Hoosier state


Karen Smith, Branch Manager – Greenwood, IN

Salt Lake City, Utah (November 1, 2016) – Having operated out of a temporary location since September, members of Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s (NMLS #1251) newest Indiana branch are putting down roots in their permanent location at 450 South SR 135, Suite A, in Greenwood. The team in Greenwood is led by Karen Smith (NMLS #525104), who has held branch management positions for the past 25 of her 30-year career in the mortgage industry.

Karen comes to Castle & Cooke Mortgage from Academy Mortgage and says she was attracted by the company’s servicing, speed and lack of overlays. “The programs and service Castle & Cooke Mortgage offers are the best of the best. Castle & Cooke provides the speed of trust and ease, allowing us to provide our business partners and clients service they have never experienced before. The 24-hour average turn time in underwriting is unheard of!”

Holding veterans in high regard, Karen has developed an expertise with VA loans. She is also eager to offer the HomeStyle® Renovation program, which allows buyers to purchase a home and finance repairs like replacing carpets, cabinets, appliances, paying for mold remediation and more, ultimately providing new opportunities for her clients to discover a new way of looking at homes.

Company President and COO, Adam Thorpe, notes that the addition of the Greenwood branch supports the company’s growth plans and overall pursuit of excellence. “I am thrilled to welcome Karen and her team to the Castle & Cooke Mortgage family,” he says. “Her experience and leadership style allows her to create an environment of pride and professionalism that provides a foundation for building solid relationships with her clients and business partners. Homebuyers in central Indiana are sure to receive exceptional service from Karen and her team.”

Karen can be reached at

About Castle & Cooke Mortgage

Castle & Cooke Mortgage (NMLS #1251), one of the nation’s leading independent mortgage lenders with locations across the United States and more than 300 employees, is founded on three core values — integrity, honesty and transparency. Headquartered in Salt Lake City and backed by the financial strength of its more than 160-year-old sister company Castle & Cooke, Inc., the company is renowned for its smooth and efficient origination process, the unparalleled support provided to its sales force, and the quality customer service given to borrowers. According to Mortgage Executive Magazine, the 10-year-old company is already among the top 100 mortgage lenders in the nation. Castle & Cooke Mortgage can be found online at, on Twitter at @CastleandCooke, and on Facebook at Castle & Cooke Mortgage is an Equal Housing Lender.

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