Philip Wheeler (NMLS# 220808), a loan officer in the Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC® Peoria, Arizona branch, was named a 2015 Phoenix Five Star Mortgage Professional for his exceptional customer service and client satisfaction.

“We’re honored to have Philip on our mortgage team in Peoria, and we congratulate him on his latest Five-Star honor,” said Jennifer Gokool, Branch Manager of the Peoria office. “Philip’s dedication to his clients and Castle & Cooke Mortgage has made him a leader in his field.”

To receive this year’s Five Star Mortgage Professional designation, Five Star surveyed more than 55,800 homeowners across the Phoenix area. Wheeler, who joined Castle & Cooke Mortgage in 2009, is a part of an exclusive group of mortgage professionals. The final list of Phoenix Five Star Mortgage Professionals represents less than 3% of mortgage professionals in the area.

Five Star Professionals partnered with Phoenix Magazine to identify and showcase an exclusive group of mortgage professionals who have demonstrated excellence in their field. This year’s award winners are featured in the October edition of Phoenix Magazine.

Founded in 2005 and part of the historic Castle & Cooke family of companies that commenced business in 1851, Castle & Cooke Mortgage has become one of the premiere residential real estate lenders. The company is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, strategic growth, acquisition, development and long-term success of elite mortgage professionals in each market they serve.

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About Castle & Cooke Mortgage

Castle & Cooke Mortgage (NMLS #1251), one of the nation’s leading independent mortgage lenders with 39 locations across the United States and more than 250 employees, is founded on three core values — integrity, honesty and transparency. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, the company is renowned for its fast home loans and its broad array of loan programs to meet borrowers’ needs. According to Mortgage Executive Magazine, the 10-year-old company is already among the top 100 mortgage lenders in the nation. Backed by the financial strength of its more than 160-year-old parent company Castle & Cooke, Castle & Cooke Mortgage can be found online at and followed on Twitter at @CastleandCooke and on Facebook at Castle & Cooke Mortgage is an Equal Housing Lender.