USA Mortgage Sells Company To Employees

CEO Doug Schukar Of USA Mortgage Sells Company To Employees

Gustan Cho Associates are mortgage brokers licensed in 48 states

This Article Is About CEO Doug Schukar Of USA Mortgage Sells Company To Employees

USA Mortgage is the largest mortgage lender in the state of Missouri. It took many years for Gustan Cho Associates to become the top mortgage lender in Missouri. The company has a business model that works and perfect. When we say we have no lender overlays, we mean it. We have ZERO OVERLAYS on government and conventional loans. Now Gustan Cho Associates is ready to take its successful business model nationwide. Currently, USA Mortgage is licensed in 25 states and is working on being licensed in 49 states by the end of 2018. Over 75% of our borrowers at Gustan Cho Associates are folks who could not qualify at other lenders due to their overlays or get a last-minute loan denial. Borrowers, real estate agents, and loan officers do not realize that a company like Gustan Cho Associates exists. Watch out America, Gustan Cho Associates is coming to a neighborhood near you.

Our Founder & CEO Of USA Mortgage Doug Schukar

The founder and sole owner of USA Mortgage Doug Schukar made a major announcement to all its employees on February 19th, 2018 that he has transferred 100% ownership of USA Mortgage to its almost 600 employees. The announcement came at the annual USA Mortgage Kickoff Event in front of almost 600 employees. The emotional event came as a surprise to all of the employees of DAS Acquisition Company LLC, the parent of USA Mortgage. USA Mortgage is now classified and under ESOP, Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Mr. Schukar, COO Linda Pring as well as upper-level management were structuring the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for the past year and had it finalized in December 2017. All managers, loan officers, underwriters, processors, and support staff were not aware of this great news until Monday, February 19th, 2018 when the secret was announced by CEO Doug Schukar.

What Is An Employee Stock Ownership Plan?

Effective immediately, all ownership of USA Mortgage has been transferred to its employees.

  • All of our full-time employees of DAS Acquisition Company LLC are now owners of USA Mortgage
  • An employee stock ownership plan, commonly known as ESOP, is where employees own shares (ownership) of the company they work for
  • ESOP is called a qualified investment plan where the company and the employee/owner both are recipients of tax benefits
  • Employees are the shareholders and owners of the company

If the company does well, the shareholders do well.

Have ESOP Been Successful?

Studies and statistics prove that ESOP encourages participants of the plan to treat their company like its their business and do what is best for the company and shareholders:

  • The American Dream of owning your own business is a reality with ESOP
  • There is no costs involved with participating in the ESOP
  • No upfront costs and/or fees are required
  • Shareholders can take ownership under the trust or in their own name
  • The shares under ESOP can be cashed in and resold to the company once the employee resigns or retires from the company

The shares are then redistributed or can be voided.USA Mortgage ESOP

How Is ESOP Structured

ESOP can be structured in numerous ways. Most Employment Stock Ownership Plans have the majority of their shares owned by their employees and the founder can own a large percentage. However, the way CEO Doug Schukar structured USA Mortgage ESOP to be transferred 100% ownership to its employees.

  • Employees can become eligible to receive shares for USA Mortgage Employee Stock Ownership Plan by completing 160 hours of full-time employment/service and other requirements

All employees who participate in ESOP at DAS Acquisition Company LLC will be fully vested in the plan after six years of full-time service.

USA Mortgage Sells Company To Employees: Mission Statement From Doug Schukar

Doug Schukar founded USA Mortgage in 2001. The company has grown from 50 employees to almost 600 employees. USA Mortgage has been growing at a 30% rate every year for the past 5 years. USA Mortgage is by far the largest mortgage lender in the state of Missouri. The company is now expanding nationwide. We are currently licensed in 25 states with plans of being licensed in 49 states by the end of 2018. There is no other mortgage company like USA Mortgage where there are zero lender overlays on government and conventional loans. Amazing that most people do not realize that a company like USA Mortgage exists. The company is expected to close $2 million in loans for 2018. Doug Schukar will remain as the Chief Executive Officer of USA Mortgage and Linda Pring will be the Chief Operating Officer.

USA Mortgage Sells Company To Employees: Join Our Winning Team At USA Mortgage

DAS Acquisition Company LLC, the parent of USA Mortgage, is always looking for hard-working goal oriented experienced loan officers to join our growing winning team. Not everyone is a good fit but there are those who are.

Here are the types of individuals we are looking for to become owners/partners at USA Mortgage:

  • 3 years full-time experience as a full time licensed loan originator
  • Self generator with realtor partners
  • Knowledge in government and conventional loans
  • Knowledgeable in Encompass or other compatible LOS 

Licensed in multiple states.

USA Mortgage Sells Company To Employees: Here Is What The Company Offers

Here is what USA Mortgage offers:

  • Remote Loan Officer Positions
  • 100% full marketing support
  • USA Mortgage has an in-house state of the art marketing department where we offer co-branding partnerships with realtors
  • Licensed in 25 states and plans on being licensed in 49 states by end of 2018
  • Chance of promotion to lead your own team

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP):

  • All of our full time employees are owners of USA Mortgage

Full medical, dental, vision benefits the following month after the start date:

  • Bi-weekly draw
  • 5-day training/orientation to our corporate headquarters (all expenses paid)
  • No overlays on government and conventional loans
  • Loan Officer Assistants
  • All our pre-approvals are full credit approvals fully underwritten and signed off by our mortgage underwriters

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  1. I am interested in buying a single-family home in Chicago for around $550,000. I am self employed.

  2. Nice Post! Can you help see if we can get me approved somehow for a small mortgage lend? I am a huge fan of Gustan Cho Associates and read all of the blogs. I also am an avid fan of Alex Carlucci’s YouTube videos and watch them religiously.

    1. I will have one of our associates reach out to you Mario. I recognize an email from you I got this morning.

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