About Us

Solid History with an
Innovative Future

Why Are We Such a Great Company?

Founded in 2001, Assurance Financial Group was created to service the loan industry a little differently. We support our branches and loan officers with a full-service in-house team which offers them the flexibility they need to best serve their territories and customers. Servicing the loan from beginning to end saves the borrower time, and you can trust that when we say we can fund a loan, we do it. We do it with care because we are The People People!

That’s because Assurance Financial is an independent, full-service residential mortgage banker. Assurance is Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac seller/servicer approved as well as Ginnie Mae issuer approved.  We are continuing to grow by adding state licenses throughout the country. We offer a full menu of attractive residential loan products, close loans in our name and retain agency servicing on a growing number of clients.

Our Mission & Vision

We do more than help to buy a home; we serve to create a community.

Across industry channels, cultures, and life stages, we couple technology focused solutions with superior customer service to provide a seamless and enjoyable home buying experience that exceeds expectations.

Our Core Values

We Care. Period. About our local communities, our customers, and our employees.

We are committed to excellence. We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations.

We operate with integrity and honesty. We always want to do what is best for the customer.

We’re Different

Unlike large banks that make their customers talk with representatives in several different locations, Assurance Financial handles the entire mortgage process in-house. Also, our state-of-the-art technology allows us to take a full application online, making the process go as smoothly as possible.

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Our History




A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau

National Mortgage News named top 50 “Best Mortgage Companies to Work For” in 2022 and 2023

Experience.com named “Top Mortgage Company for Customer Satisfaction” in 2019, 2021, and 2023

Total Expert Award for “The Tech Trendsetter” in 2022

Mortgage Executive Magazine named “50 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For” in 2020

Business Report named “Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge” 2014-2018

National Mortgage Professional Magazine named “Top Mortgage Employer” in 2017-2018

U.S. Department of Agriculture named “Top Retail Originator of USDA Guaranteed Single-Family Rural Housing Loans in LA” 2014-2016

Department of VA named “Top 300 Lender by Total Volume – Purchase” in 2016










Our C-suite has the ideal mix of industry experience, thought leadership, and compassion.


Kenny Hodges

Founder, CEO
Steve Ward

Steve Ward

President, Chief Operating Officer
Chad Hebert

Chad Hebert, CMB

Chief Financial Officer
Courtney Henson

Courtney Henson

Chief Administrative Officer

Management Team

We are proud of the team that serves our employees.

Scott Alexander

Chief Risk Officer

David Alello

Regional Sales Manager

Lindsi Flynn

Director of Marketing

Devin Zito

Director of Information Services & Corporate Counsel

Heather Williams

Director of Operations

Maureen Weaver

Underwriting Manager

Scott Hodges

Secondary Manager

Sarah Lansing

Business & Talent Development Partner


Interested in joining the #1 Best Place to Work? We'd love to talk to you! We're always hiring qualified loan officers.



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