“HTL selectively identifies and meticulously reviews established, well-respected mortgage lenders who have earned the trust of families in their respective local communities over time,” HTL said in its statement. “Utilizing this vetting process, HTL decides which existing lenders would be ideal fits to become new branches of Hometown Lenders.

“I am excited that the Hometown Lenders family continues to grow in the right way,” said Billy Taylor, founder and chief executive officer of HTL. “We’re gaining in numbers while also doubling down on the commitment to excellence and core values that make HTL the preferred choice in local hometowns across our great nation. With every branch we add, HTL is better able to help more and more families live their American Dream. That is something we will always take immense pride in.”

Based in Huntsville, Alabama, HTL now has approximately 100 branch locations and does business in more than 40 states.