Thomas L. VanDyk grew up in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Business Finance and a minor in Economics before working as a loan originator for various lenders in Grand Rapids. He set out to form his own company in July of 1987, pitching products and servicing real estate agents, performing daily functions and handling the secondary functions for his young company. In 1991, he started a servicing portfolio, building it to $354 million which he then sold to another bank.
Today, VanDyk continues to provide direction in loan servicing decisions. He has also recruited and managed a number of branches nationwide and has launched and managed several wholesale ventures for the company, personally managing the wholesale and underwriting staff. He attributes his 30+ years of mortgage banking success to his team of talented and confident individuals and their drive to learn and succeed. Under his guidance, VanDyk Mortgage Corporation has grown to more than 400 employees.