Keith and his wife, Kelli, were born and raised in Lake Charles and have three children. Keith acquired his degree in Finance from LSU as well as his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from LSU.
Keith’s key to success has been focusing on educating his clients and honesty. By educating his clients about the loan process, they are able to make clear decisions about financing options. He has a proven track record and has earned the trust and credibility of his customers and industry professionals like no other in the area.
Keith holds the most prestigious designation in the mortgage industry, Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS). The CMPS Designation is achieved by less than 5% of mortgage lending professionals and he is one of only two with the CMPS designation in Louisiana. The CMPS Institute was formed as a joint effort by leaders in the mortgage and financial planning industries to raise standards among mortgage professionals and integrate sound financial planning advice into the mortgage process. CMPS Professionals adhere to strict ethical standards and keep up with industry changes through required continuing education.
Keith is very active in the community and believes that philanthropy and voluntarism are the foundation of a well rounded professional. He is the former President of the Young Men’s Business Club and also served as board member for several years. He is currently Chairman of the Wishing Well Foundation of SWLA and also serves on the Boards of the Christus St Patrick’s Hospital Foundation, The Better Business Bureau and the Educational and Treatment Council (ETC).
Before Keith entered the mortgage industry, he founded US Financial Group as a specialized commercial equipment leasing and financing company for six years prior to transitioning to the mortgage industry. Keith founded Louisiana Mortgage Associates in 2001 when he saw an opportunity to become more involved with the local community by providing financing for residential mortgages and helping people establish a home in SW Louisiana. Keith’s move to the mortgage industry proved successful and, after experiencing a significant amount of growth with two Louisiana locations in Lake Charles and Sulphur, Louisiana Mortgage was able to open Texas Mortgage Associates in Port Arthur, TX. With over 13 years of experience, Keith continually strives to offer citizens of Louisiana, Alabama, and Texas the best mortgage rates and service. As a result, he has been able to build a successful business that currently has a staff of over 25 that includes 16 Licensed Mortgage Loan Originators to better accommodate current and future clientele.