Top Workplaces 2022: Supreme Lending discovers flexibility keeps employees happy, productive

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, Supreme Lending regional branch manager.

“Everyone had different situations in their home lives, and we want the work environment to be conducive to their needs,” Petrillo says.

“We have some folks that are choosing to come in the office every day, some are in the office a couple of days per week, and others who are working from home exclusively.”

After nearly two years of online training sessions, the company had its first in-person event in late March. “It was great to get together again,” Petrillo says.

This year marks the fifth time Supreme Lending earned a spot on the Top Workplaces list. It moves up to second place after ranking as the No. 3 best small company in 2021.

Looking ahead

The housing market’s volatility also pushes Supreme Lending to be flexible.

“Our goals are to be fluid with the housing market and support buyers and sellers to deliver easy transactions,” Petrillo says.

He also anticipates Supreme Lending will continue operating a hybrid office that allows employees to split their time between working in-office and from home.

“Prior to the pandemic, we were almost exclusively working from the office,” Petrillo says. “What we learned is productivity and employee satisfaction stayed strong when working remotely. I believe continuing to support that moving forward is a great idea.”

Working in Colorado

Petrillo can’t imagine operating anywhere else.

“First off, 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 right.

“We strongly believe in being healthy and taking care of our bodies,” Petrillo says. “Colorado is a great place to make that happen. Being fit and healthy gives us all confidence, reduces stress, and makes the office culture stronger as everyone feels good.”

No. 2

Supreme Lending

Years named: 5
Founded: 1999
Headquarters: Dallas
Employees: 1,800, with 53 in Colorado
Facts: Supreme Lending is a mortgage originator that can underwrite, close, and fund loans that investors buy. The company provides consumers with low-interest rates and closing costs with quick turnarounds.

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