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Kevin Gillis Ranked as One of the Nation’s Top Producers

Kevin C. Gillis Regional Vice President | New England NMLS # 21429

MIDDLETON, MA (April 23, 2019) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company today announced that Kevin Gillis, vice president and regional manager, is listed as a National Mortgage News 2018 Top Producer. Gillis earned this ranking through producing 116 units and over $49 million in loan volume. Gillis is based in Middleton, Massachusetts.

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Top Producers program. The rankings are open to mortgage loan originators and mortgage brokers who work at depository, nonbank and mortgage brokerage firms in the United States. Published in the April 2019 edition, the rankings are available online at

“Being ranked on the list of Top Producers for 2018 by National Mortgage News is an exciting new milestone in my career. It’s an honor to be featured for the work that I do and love. My daily focus is keeping the long-term financial goals of my home owners and home buyers as my top priority; recognitions such as this reconfirm my business is on the right track,” said Gillis. “I could not earn rankings like this without the support of my customers and business partners. Above everything else, I’m honored by the trust they place in me to work with them on their home financing needs and one of the largest investments they will make in their lifetimes.”


Executive Vice President of National Production James Iley is glad to see Gillis recognized in this way.


“Kevin has provided remarkable leadership to our New England region, and we’re excited to see his success reflected in this recent accolade from National Mortgage News. In addition to his newest accomplishment, Kevin earlier this year earned a spot among the Top 1% of Mortgage Originators in 2018 by Mortgage Executive Magazine. This is all just more evidence of his incredible leadership and professionalism,” said Iley. “Kevin is a driven mortgage professional with a strong commitment to create seamless mortgage experiences for his clients. His passion to provide service beyond belief is exactly what we strive for at First Choice Loan Services which is one of many reasons we’re extremely proud to have him as part of the First Choice Family.”


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About First Choice Loan Services Inc.

First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company is headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Founded in 2009, the company is licensed to originate and close residential mortgage loans nationwide, excluding Arkansas and New York. With 34 locations across 12 states and close to 500 employees, First Choice Loan Services Inc. offers FHA and VA programs, Jumbo loans, fixed and adjustable rate loans, and refinancing and renovation programs. First Choice Loan Services Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #210764. Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. AZ BK# 0918586. Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. Products and services not offered in state of New York. To learn more about First Choice, visit or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®. The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $11.6 billion in assets and 113 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.  Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies in 2017 by the Boston Business Journal.   To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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