Pittsburgh, PA - July 30, 2013 - Once again, for the fifth consecutive year, Black Enterprise Magazine's BE 100 list of the largest black-owned businesses in the United States, names Urban Lending Solutions (ULS), provider of premier residential mortgage products and services, in the magazine's top 100 list! This year, ULS made the Top 20! ULS was listed No. 16, up from No. 31 last year, with $183.5 million in revenue!
Inc. 500 also recognized ULS' achievements for the last five years in its list of fastest-growing private companies. Chuck Sanders, founder and CEO, was named one of the Top 10 black entrepreneurs in the nation by Inc 500 magazine and was the winner for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia region for the services industry.
The BE 100 listing ranks companies based on their employee growth and revenue and ULS definitely meets the magazine's qualifications. Year after year, ULS has experienced record revenue, becoming a Tier 1 vendor (prime supplier) for the nation's top lenders. Also, as a multi-million dollar company, ULS was recognized as the #1 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in job growth with over 2500 employees.
The BE 100 is recognized as the most respected measure of black-owned business performance in the United States. A company must be at least 51 percent black-owned and fully operational for the previous calendar year to be eligible for inclusion on the BE 100 list. In addition, the company must manufacture or own the products it sells or provide industrial or consumer services.
About Urban Lending Solutions
Urban Lending Solutions (“ULS”), founded by Charles and Elisa Sanders in 2002 as a small title and settlement services provider, is now a provider of customized mortgage solutions. ULS and its subsidiaries provide a wide variety of outsourced services to its clients including mortgage fulfillment services, home retention solutions, appraisals and valuation services, title and settlement services, and call center services.
Chuck Sanders was the winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2012 and has also been named as one of the Top 10 black entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine. ULS was also recognized by Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council as the #1 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in job growth with over 1773 employees.
Based in Pittsburgh, PA with additional offices in Broomfield and Littleton, CO, Troy, MI and Westlake, CA, ULS creates long-term partnerships by thoroughly understanding clients’ needs and responding quickly with effective, efficient, and intelligent solutions. ULS’ clients include lending institutions, credit unions and mortgage servicers.
The co-founders of ULS help fund and support global charities and youth programs. These charitable contributions are an extension of the ULS Core Values of diversity, integrity, authenticity, high performance, accountability, agility, and teamwork. ULS’ support of community-level and world-wide charitable contributions fosters these same values in the youth they serve, while benefiting customer’s local communities on a measurable scale. ULS earned the “Corporate Plus” member designation from the National Minority Supplier Development Council, distinguishing itself as the nation’s largest minority-owned mortgage solutions business. Learn more about ULS at www.urban-ls.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Urban-Lending-Solutions/116085845110894.
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