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Laura Nelson Joins First Choice Loan Services Inc.

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (April 4, 2019) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company announces the addition of Laura Nelson as assistant vice president of renovation lending.


Nelson started in the mortgage industry in 2015 by serving as the renovation department manager at Interlinc Mortgage. Prior to that, she was a partner at DFW Fine Homes Group and owner of L. Nelson Custom Homes.


Nelson is excited to join First Choice Loan Services in this role.


“I’m really thrilled to work towards strengthening the renovation lending platform at First Choice Loan Services. The team already provides service beyond belief and creates seamless mortgage journeys for so many. By using my professional history in the world of construction, I will enhance the renovation loan experience our clients have and ensure they are well taken care of every step of the way,” said Nelson.


First Choice Loan Services’ Senior Vice President of Collateral Services Joe Baio is happy to welcome Nelson to the team.


“Laura is a great addition to our Renovation Lending team. With her 15 years as a general contractor, she brings a strong background in construction which is extremely beneficial when working with renovation loans,” said Baio. “We eagerly look forward to incorporating her in to our processes and applying her knowledge to better serve our borrowing families needing home financing for renovation projects. Laura will serve as a tremendous asset.”


Nelson is based in Fayetteville, North Carolina.





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


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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