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For the ninth year in a row, The Commercial Record is recognizing the top loan originators throughout Connecticut. Ranked by dollar volume and number of loans completed, and representing banks, credit unions and mortgage companies, these originators are at the top of their game.

The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record, has compiled from its proprietary loan originators module the top loan originators of calendar year 2022. The originators are ranked by number of loans and loan volume statewide and by the institution with which they are most closely affiliated.

Loan originators processed $17.77 billion in residential mortgages across the state in 2023, according to The Warren Group, down from $25.8 billion in 2022 and $46.3 billion in 2021.

Purchase activity statewide for loan originators was $10.74 billion last year, down from $14.19 billion in 2022.

Loan originators in 2023 also handled about 36,596 residential non-purchase loans in Connecticut, down from 57,297 in 2022. Last year, 9,644 of those non-purchase loans were HELOCs down from 11,653 in 2022.

Loan originators in Fairfield and New Haven counties collectively handled $10.37 billion in business across 29,413 purchase and non-purchase loans. Meanwhile, their counterparts in Hartford and Middlesex counties collectively originated $4.31 billion in deals across 20,694 loans.

Among the bank LOs statewide, Jarret J. Coleman from U.S. Bank was tops in volume and number in number of loans.

Among Credit Union LOs, Ann Gauthier from Charter Oak Federal Credit Union originated the largest volume of loans while Diane Dumond from the Connecticut State Employees Federal Credit Union handled the largest number of loans.

And among mortgage company LOs, James Allen of Movement Mortgate LLC handled the largest loan volume and number of loans among his peers.

Coleman was also the most prolific loan originator statewide regardless of institution, having done $276,421,824 in business. However, Dumond bested Coleman in total numbers of loans made, 346 loans to 275.

Where did the state’s other LOs land? See our rankings to find out.