The Doorway Story: Your Neighborhood Mortgage Lender

At Doorway, we believe opportunity knocks at every door. In 1987, our founder Kirk Hankla opened our first branch in Long Beach, California. Since then, we have helped tens of thousands of diverse borrowers from different backgrounds, in various life stages, and have unique financial situations. Our mission is to help them capture a share of the American dream in neighborhoods from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Hialeah, Florida.

Doorway has become a national brand across the United States but has remained a high-touch, neighborhood lender for homebuyers who seek mortgage expertise from those in their area. Our people live, work, and lead in the communities we serve, and our clients are like family. We do what we do with passion, professionalism, and high integrity and do not hesitate to go the extra mile for our clients. After decades of housing and market changes, our people and our clients inspire us to stay true to our purpose.

What Customers Love About Doorway

We’re Personal

Embracing the diversity of every borrower, our people tailor the mortgage experience to their borrowers’ unique situation and bring a personal touch to every relationship.

We Deliver

Our 30+ years of mortgage experience opens doors to unique loan options and programs that meet virtually every situation at low and competitive rates.

We’re Efficient

Inspired by our client’s trust in us, we act swiftly with urgency and precision to make the buying or refinancing process faster. Best of all, our simplicity yields cost savings that are passed along to our clients.

We Care

We understand a home is not a transaction—that is why we engage each client and their loan with tremendous care and empathy. We strive to deliver nothing less than the best service we have to give.

Giving Back

Doorway Cares

We are a neighborhood mortgage lender that cares about the communities we serve and giving back to those who supported us. Throughout the year, our company and team members donate their time and money to the homeless, veterans, children with special needs, people in underserved communities, etc. We work closely with local non-profit organizations, hospitals, and schools to provide additional resources they might need for their community outreach programs. Doorway cares.

Our Values

We believe in a set of core values that guides us in decision-making and in conduct among our team, partners and customers.

Pride in Our Work
Pride in Our Work

We do what we do because we want to make a positive difference. We apply this not only to the loans we do, but to our conduct and the ethos we project.


We maintain the utmost character in our work and our every interaction. Plainly put, we always do the right thing, no matter what.

Sense of Urgency
Sense of Urgency

Since speed is so crucial to our industry, we move with a clarity of focus and a blaze of speed. We get things done.

Solution Driven
Solution Driven

We plot the best course for our company and our client, and we see it through to the end. Whatever it takes, that’s what we do.

Authentic Care
Authentic Care

It’s easy to say you care, but here we not only say it, we act on it. We say what we mean, and we stand by our word.

Join Our Team

Doorway is hiring! We’re looking for people who want more than just a job – who want to make a difference in the communities. We have the experience, systems and commitment to help you succeed.

Connect with Us

Whether you’re interested in getting a rate quote or providing us feedback on a recent transaction, we want to hear from you. Please let us know how we can help.

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