The Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) ranked Gateway Mortgage second among the top five mortgage lenders in the state.

And in addition to lender recognition, the Texas VLB named Deborah Huddleston, mortgage sales manager at Gateway Mortgage, as one of the top five loan originators in Texas.

Read more: Gateway Mortgage promotes new head of North Central Region

Gateway said the achievement was in recognition of its “commitment to active and retired military men and women.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Texas VLB for our support of veterans and those currently serving in the military,” said Scott Gesell, chief executive officer at Gateway Mortgage. “I want to congratulate Deborah on her success and all of Gateway’s Texas-based team members who service VHAP [VLB veterans housing assistance program] loans. Gateway’s commitment to active and retired military men and women is an extension of our employees’ dedication to supporting homeownership and growing local economies.”

In a statement, Gateway said that it also shows its support and appreciation “through its partnership with Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of service men and women who have fallen or been disabled in combat.”

“For every loan closed, Gateway commits $5 to Folds of Honor, with donations totaling $335,155 to date,” the firm said.