Branch Manager | MLO# 231874
Originally from the East Coast (Connecticut and Rhode Island), my wife and I moved to Happy Valley, Oregon, 10 years ago and are now raising two young children. I got my start in the mortgage industry over a decade ago by creating a Northwest branch for a company with offices in more than 17 states. I developed a strong commitment to this region as I discovered the depth of the community here and made valuable connections. Now as the branch manager of Peak’s Vancouver office, I have had the great fortune to develop more meaningful relationships in Vancouver, Portland and the neighboring areas. My sense of accomplishment comes from helping my clients reach their goals because providing an informative and supportive experience for clients pursuing home ownership is the foundation for building community.
My family shares this connection to the Northwest—we really enjoy the great outdoors—as well as our community, where my wife and I coach several youth basketball, soccer and football teams. As active two-year supporters of the Happy Valley Annual Auction (benefiting Happy Valley Elementary School), I believe in the importance of giving back to our community both as a mentor and a neighbor.
Thomas’s Client Testimonials
I have referred clients to Thomas Drinkwater for over three years and he constantly strives to give the absolute best customer service to each person. He is available by phone and text at all hours of the day and night to answer questions and give clear answers.
I started working with him when another lender who was helping my buyer could not get an answer about what was happening with their loan. They were told, “We’ll call you back,” and it had been two weeks. (This was in the middle of a transaction!) Thomas’ company had been recommended to me by the owners of my company, so I reached out to him, hoping he could shed some light on the situation. Even though he had nothing to gain in the deal, because my clients were already getting the loan with someone else, he made two phone calls and we had an answer in 20 minutes when the other lender doing the loan could not figure it out.
I had another client who had not the greatest credit score and I knew that Thomas could likely give her a better interest rate and possibly do a rapid rescore for her, to improve her credit. After suggesting she compare apples to apples with Thomas versus the other guy, she went to Thomas. He had her pay a few things off, did a rapid rescore, and in the end, she was able to save $130 per month in interest alone. After buying the home, he continues to help her with fixing her credit and talks with her on a regular basis.
Thomas and the entire team at Peak Mortgage came together for me and my buyer clients multiple times to get deals done and get clients awesome interest rates. I often see the look of surprise by the person meeting clients to sign their loan documents—surprise at the interest rates my clients are getting!
12503 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98684