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Our Core Values

We are a community of mortgage professionals who are united by the Benchmark Core Values. These values drive our culture, shape our paradigm, and have been the foundation of our success. This page is dedicated to helping you to understand who we are and what it’s like to work with a Benchmark representative.

We are not just another mortgage company. We are a community of professionals.

  • Relationship
  • Positive Attitude
  • Excellence
  • Dynamic
  • Success


At Benchmark, we place our relationships above all other things—relationships come first; all other things are secondary. Our business is founded on preserving and strengthening all current and future relationships, which are the backbone of our company. Every person we choose to align with is thoughtfully and strategically selected. The Columns of Relationships are Honesty, Loyalty, Empathy, and Commitment.


Positive Attitude

Benchmark Mortgage has made a decisive commitment to conduct ourselves with a positive attitude in all areas of our lives. we say it like this: When you reach the door to our office, walk in with a great attitude. We maintain that Attitude is everything, and it either attracts or repels. The columns of Positive Attitude are Belief, Passion, Confidence, Simplicity, and Enthusiasm.

Positive Attitude


For us, Excellence is not merely ‘doing things well’; it is ‘doing things exceptionally well.’ At Benchmark Mortgage, Excellence is a way of thinking and of action.  The Columns of Excellence are Dedication, Strategy, Knowledge, Growth, Efficiency, and Effectiveness.



Dynamic is the ‘twin engines‘ of Benchmark Mortgage.  Creativity and Innovation is our edge, and sets us apart from the pack. The Columns of Dynamic are Creativity, Innovation, Adaptability, Marketability, and Courage.

“It is how we WOW!” – Stewart Hunter, COO
Founding Partner of Benchmark Mortgage



We strive to be successful with every relationship, goal, and endeavor we experience. Success is our gauge that ensures we are headed in the right direction. We hold that teamwork, targeted goals, alignment, planning, and profitability are the columns of success.


This is Core Values based lending.

“Excellent all around! No voicemails ever needed, quick to resolve any matter which arose, and hands down the best staff in town. Would close 100 more homes with Benchmark!! 5 stars to them!!”

 – Jason G.

“Mr. Erdmann made my mortgage experience much easier than anyone else. His level of experience as well as the knowledge he holds from being in the finance and banking industry for so many years makes him one of the best people to work with. Mr. Erdmann and his entire team treated me, as well as my family, like they were their own. I would recommend Benchmark and Mr. Erdmann to anyone with confidence!”

 – George H.

“Ron is the best of the best. He makes your experience wonderful and is extremely knowledgeable. Would recommend all family and friends to him.”

– Anthony B | via Google

“Everything worked out wonderful. Thanks so much!”

– Jami Smith | via Google

“My wife and I are very pleased with Ron Erdmann and the Benchmark Mortgage team. Before we met, I had already done my homework, and other people’s reviews shared great things. They were right! Ron listened to us, was focused on our needs, and provided us with a great home mortgage. Now, looking back on my experience, I remember Ron, Zak, and the entire office team being wonderful to meet, and a wonderful group to do business with. When you want to buy a house, it’s hard to find a group like this. I would recommend Ron and the Benchmark Mortgage team to anyone, and will.”

 – Matt & Lainie D.

“Ron and his staff are amazing to work with! I find myself constantly recommending him to my friends and family members!”

 – Nicole M.

“Ron was great! He walked us through the process and helped us get the best rate possible even during these crazy times. He is committed to great customer service and is even making plans for our financial interest in the future.”

– Scott Gschwind II | via Google



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