At Quicken Loans, we do everything we can to support veterans and active military members, from homeownership goals to transitioning veterans into civilian careers. That’s why we’re so proud of Kevin Corrigan, a director of mortgage banking at Quicken Loans, for receiving a Service Member Patriot Award by the Department of Defense’s Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESRG) in Northeast Ohio.
The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support veterans in the workplace through a wide range of measures, including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.
“It’s an honor to receive this recognition, but this isn’t about me,” Corrigan said. “The men and women of our military have made tremendous sacrifices; the least I can do is help make the transition to a new career as smooth as possible. I’m proud to give back and support our veterans however I can.”
Corrigan was nominated by Associate Banker and former service member, Bryan Roberts for his work helping Roberts transition from the military to his career at Quicken Loans.
In his nomination, Roberts cited the guidance and coaching he’s received from Corrigan since he joined the team in December 2014. He wanted to show appreciation for all that’s been done to help him acclimate to his new way of life.
“Kevin has been a huge help ever since I started with Quicken Loans,” Roberts said. “Whether I needed advice about the job or my life, Kevin was always there. He’s been extremely helpful and you can tell he empathizes with what I’m going through.”
When asked, a humbled Corrigan will deny credit for anything, but Roberts believes “it’s the little things that he doesn’t realize he does that mean the most.”
Roberts is also excited to present a Patriot Award to Quicken Loans Training Consultant Marty Komertz at an upcoming ceremony. Komertz was one of the first team members Roberts met at Quicken Loans. Roberts says the words of encouragement Komertz shared with him early on have stuck with him and helped him get to where he is today.