Who We Are
CIS Home Loans is a full-service mortgage company that helps families achieve their goals of home ownership. We take great pride in our ability to provide industry-leading services to our customers without compromising our small-town ideals. That was our mission when we opened up our doors in 1991, and it remains the same today. Mortgage loans made simple.
What is the meaning behind the letters C, I, and S in CIS Home Loans? Originally, CIS was named after their corporate owner Cavalier Acceptance Corporation (CAC) and took on the name Cavalier Information Systems. In 2001, CAC retired its name and its legal name became CIS Financial Services, Inc. The new executive team saw one last opportunity to improve the name for consumers. CIS Financial Services, Inc. began DBA (doing business as) CIS Home Loans. With this final change in company name, the true meaning of C I S was revealed:
DOING THE RIGHT THING
When your family comes to CIS in search of a new home, we understand this is a stressful process. Our team is filled with spirited individuals from local communities that you can trust. Our focus is to help you find the financial assistance needed to secure a home for your family. We care about helping your family. You can count on us to always do the right thing.
DOING IT THE RIGHT WAY
To maintain our small-town ideals, we place special attention on developing a personal relationship with our customers. When you come to CIS, you talk with a real person, no recordings. You are assigned a loan originator that has your community in mind. Our team does things the right way with timely communication followed by action.
DOING IT RIGHT AWAY
CIS is a national home loan provider but we have a small-town, community-based heart for service. While our staff is here to help your homeownership dream come true, they are also very involved in your local communities. From sponsoring local community events to participating in multiple charities, CIS staffers are encouraged daily to get involved and give back to their communities.
“Our culture is based on these principles. We are dedicated to helping our employees be the best they can be, both personally and professionally. Because of these core principles we hope our employees are able to say they are a better person by working here. CIS is not just a workplace but a family where we all share the same professional dreams/goals, and are committed to Character, Integrity & Service.”
– Paula Reeves, President
CIS Home Loans takes great pride in our ability to provide industry-leading services to our customers without compromising our small-town ideals. That was our mission when we opened up our doors in 1991 and it remains the same today.
CIS established itself as a cornerstone in the home loans marketplace early. Because of this, we’ve been able to maintain long-standing, fruitful partnerships with industry leaders such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These relationships allow us to stay up to date on the latest trends and programs, while also giving us a leg up over our competitors when it comes to securing home loans with these companies. We’ve procured record-breaking agreements in the past and are focused on doing so now and in the future.
At CIS, our commitment and actions set us apart from the competition. We compete against ourselves. We own who we are.
“Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise. We Believe that excellence starts from the top. It comes from within. Our customers deserve nothing less. We never confuse out effort with the end results. Results are everything.
Honesty, Consistency, and Loyalty is of the utmost importance to us. We share the glory here. CIS wins when everyone wins!
We choose right first, even when no one is watching. We have an “Own It” mentality. We are courageous in our transparency. Our actions are a result of what is in our hearts. Steadfast is who we are. We lead by example. Talk is cheap. Actions mean everything. We take it to the bank when we say something, it happens. Leaders celebrate success together and adversity brings us closer by testing our resolve. We believe in being work horses not show horses. Unification is the key to our success. We all make mistakes and it’s ok to ask for forgiveness.
Attitude is Everything
Every customer is our priority. Our actions show we care.
We make things easy. We help our customers achieve their goals. Serving and putting others before ourselves is how we show up. We go above and beyond in creating the perfect experience. We must be an our of the box thinker to serve our customers. We have to personalize our plan in order to achieve true customer satisfaction. We love happy customers.
Break the Box
We lead from the front. Great communication is paramount to our success as leaders.
Innovation means staying ahead of the curve. It begins within our heart and soul. We believe in a team-first culture. We love to embrace challenges through innovation. We use creativity and artistic ideation to break the boxes around us. Getting ahead of the curve is about listening to our stakeholders and being attentive to their needs to create value in meaningful ways.
We care in every situation. This applies to all regardless of position or rank.
We believe leaders who care, create teams who care. We want what’s best for all of our stakeholders. Caring is who we are, caring is consistent. We believe in a genuine experience. We do it with sincerity and we do it with a smile.
CULTURE & SERVICE
CIS is a national home loan provider but has a small-town, community-based heart for service. From sponsoring 67 children with back-to-school supplies to Valentine’s Day community bake sales, CIS staffers are encouraged to get involved and give back to their communities.
Character Matters. Integrity Is Everything. Serve Others.
“Our Culture is based on these principles. We are dedicated to helping our employees be the best they can be both personally and professionally. Because of these core principles we want our employees to be able to say they are a better person by working here. CIS is not just a workplace but a family where we all share the same professional dreams/goals, and are committed to Character, Integrity & Service.” – Paula Reeves, President
Starting with one location and eight employees in Hamilton, Alabama, in 1991, CIS’s team has expanded to 120 employees in three offices serving customers in 49 states. We’re just a phone call away—with a real person, not a machine, answering during business hours!
Get in touch with us today to turn your Dream House into your New Home!
CIS offices will be closed on the following holidays:
2023 Holiday Closings
Monday, February 20, 2023 – President’s Day
Monday, October 9, 2023 – Columbus Day
November 11, 2023 – Veteran’s Day *this is a saturday*