History of AmeriSouth Mortgage Company
Founder, Robey C. Best Jr., started AmeriSouth Mortgage Company in March 1990 after leaving BarclaysAmerican Financial, a subsidiary of Barclays Bank, PLC. His twenty-four year tenure with BarclaysAmerican provided the knowledge and skill for building AmeriSouth into a leading mortgage banking company in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The success of AmeriSouth is attributed to the hiring and development of key employees among the marketing group and staff. Employee orientation has been the key, which has provided collective leadership for company operations.
A company model was developed with a great knowledge of skill and expertise for building a full-service lender. The company provides virtually every program to serve all communities.
AmeriSouth’s position in the market enables the company to have partnerships and investor relationships with the top mortgage institutions in the United States.
The company developed the “Best Option” practice soon after it was founded. This attributed to AmeriSouth’s growth while building a valuable customer base for both high and low income borrowers. This approach provides competitive and safe mortgage products for the consumer to enjoy comfortable homeownership.
The company’s philosophy has been to stay small, serving the Carolinas and the Southeast from its Charlotte, North Carolina headquarters. The marketing group consists of ten top mortgage professionals with a combined total of eighty-eight years of service with AmeriSouth. The support staff consists of professional individuals with a combined total of forty-nine years with AmeriSouth, all highly skilled in multiple areas of mortgage banking. The human resource profile adds significant value in providing the very best service to our customers.
Today, AmeriSouth serves a customer base of over 12,000 previous borrowers and a large number of realtor relationships. The majority of new business consists of referrals from these sources and repeat customers. The company website, www.amerisouth.com, supports a stream of new customers from various states including North & South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.
The company continues to be operated today under the management of Robey C. Best, Jr., Gwen Best, and all of its nineteen employees. The entire marketing group and staff make AmeriSouth the great company it is today.