Core Values — MWF C.A.R.E.S.

At the foundation of everything we do, every decision we make, and our moral compass that drives our vision and goals are our core values. Our core values are more than just words on paper, they were derived directly from the input of our team. When asked to define who we are and what we do, the words that were used time and time again are the foundation: Community, Attitude, Reputation, Employees and Service. We take great pride in the fact that our values were not crafted from what we think people want to hear, but are the voice of all who represent Mountain West Financial and who personify MWF CARES.



We lend responsibly
We are advocates
We give back


We are positive
We are helpful
We have fun


We are knowledgeable
We do what we say
We do the right thing


We are engaged
We embrace diversity
We are family


We honor our commitments
We provide expertise
We exceed expectations



Our History

Michael Douglas and Gary Martell Jr joined forces and went from competitors to business owners when they opened Mountain West Financial on May 17, 1990 in Lake Arrowhead, CA. In the first five years of our company’s history, we grew from one to six retail locations in multiple states. In 1995, we became a mortgage banker, hired Underwriters and Funders, and acquired our own credit lines. 1997 came along and we opened up a new channel in wholesale lending. Through the years we’ve continued to grow and adapt, acquire and improve our technology and product offerings to meet the needs of today’s marketplace.

Today, we celebrate our long history in purchase money lending. We’ve gone from being a small mortgage broker, to a retail lender, then added in a wholesale channel, and today we support multiple channels. We’ve partnered with several other companies and settlement service providers, while operating in multiple states across the western United States to provide our clients billions of dollars in home loans.