For Supreme Lending, flexibility is a crucial concept.
After the pandemic pushed all of its employees to work from home, the company now lets them decide when and where they work, says Dale Petrillo, regional branch manager of Supreme Lending.
“Everyone had different situations in their life at home, and we want the work environment to be conducive to their needs,” says Petrillo.
“We have people who choose to come into the office every day, some are in the office a few days a week, and others who work exclusively from home.”
After nearly two years of online training sessions, the company held its first in-person event in late March. “It was great to meet again,” says Petrillo.
This year marks the fifth time Supreme Lending has earned a spot on the Best Workplaces list. It rises to second place after ranking 3rd in the best small businesses in 2021.
The volatility of the real estate market also pushes Supreme Lending to be flexible.
âOur goals are to be fluid with the housing market and to help buyers and sellers facilitate transactions,â says Petrillo.
It also anticipates that Supreme Lending will continue to operate a hybrid office that will allow employees to split their time between working in the office and working from home.
“Before the pandemic, we worked almost exclusively from the office,” says Petrillo. âWhat we learned was that employee productivity and satisfaction remained strong when working remotely. I think continuing to support this advancement is a great idea.
Work in Colorado
Petrillo cannot imagine operating anywhere else.
“First of all, Denver is an amazing city,” he says. “Colorado offers a wide variety of outdoor activities and healthy options.”
The company offers initiatives to keep employees healthy by moving more and eating healthy.
“We strongly believe in being healthy and taking care of our bodies,” says Petrillo. âColorado is a great place to do that. Being fit and healthy gives us all confidence, reduces stress and boosts office culture because everyone feels good.
Years appointed: 5
Employees: 1,800, including 53 in Colorado
Facts: Supreme Lending is a mortgage originator that can underwrite, close and fund loans that investors buy. The company offers consumers low interest rates and closing costs with fast turnaround times.