Kevin Retcher founded First Meridian Mortgage Corporation in 1996, a veteran-owned mortgage business serving Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. Kevin is honored to be named to the Platinum list of Top Producing Mortgage Professionals by the Washingtonian Magazine.
We Want to Help!
Whether you’re fresh out of college searching for that perfect condo or looking for a big backyard to watch your grandkids play in, finding the perfect home is scary, no matter who you are. Just know that for every big step you take, First Meridian Mortgage has helped thousands before you with their financing needs, so you can take those same steps towards not just buying a house — but a home.
Our goal is to provide you with (HITT) service. Honesty in our dealing, Integrity in our price, Transparency in what we do, and Trust that we will be on time and punctual with closings. These traits are the foundation for our success and the steppingstone to your success in buying a home.
We would be honored to serve you!
About Kevin Retcher:
I was born in the small town of Defiance, Ohio, and the one thing I knew was that if I wanted to make something of myself, I needed to leave; the second I graduated High School, I enlisted into the Marine Corps. Getting off that plane was scary … but the corps? Even scarier. The Marine Corps brought me to 8th and I Street Marine Barracks, Washington DC with nothing to my name and so much to prove, but the life lessons I learned when lacing up my boots would propel me the rest of my life.
Honesty, Integrity, Transparency and Trust (HITT). I learned these things the hard way, but it wasn’t these hurtles that changed my life. In fact, I found my future in my past, within that small town I was so desperate to leave.
It was during my 5th through 12th grade shop classes that I realized I had a talent for math. While doing complex fractions, I could see the numbers in my head, and I later saw an opportunity in the mortgage finance world because mortgages are generally in 0.125’s. The math quizzes in shop class taught me to add/measure twice, cut once, and introduced the basics of the mortgage business without me knowing it.
I’ve been blessed with many successes in life — one might say, more than I deserve.
Three kids, one beautiful wife, and one rascally dog named Pip later, and I am still enjoying these blessings every day. Thank you Defiance, OH. Thank you Marine Corps. Thank you to anyone who has taken a chance on me. And thank you to the people who have stuck around to watch me grow from that ginger who loved nothing more than pizza and bowling.
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Washingtonian list of Top Producers Platinum Level
Scotsman Guide Magazine #1 Top Producing loan officer in Virginia that is also a Mortgage Broker.
Scotsman Guide Magazine Nationally Ranked 476 in the Nation for Volume in 2020,2019
Washington Business Journal by volume- Ranked #18th is Largest Home Lenders in the Metro Dc area.
Mortgage Executive Magazine– Top 1% Loan Officer
National Mortgage News Top #61 Top Producer, 2020, #136, Top Producer 2019
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