Land Gorilla Delivers for Homeless this Thanksgiving

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Who wants some pumpkin pie? The Land Gorilla team made a Costco run to gather the remaining grocery list items for the Grass Roots II 45th Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner. On that list... 100 pumpkin pies and a whole lot of whipped cream!

The Grass Roots II Thanksgiving Dinner is scheduled to feed over 2000 people this week and has been faithful in upholding what has become a tradition among San Luis Obispo homeless and disadvantaged citizens since 1971.

Providing food for the 2,500 - 4,000 homeless community members that have been affected by the affordable housing crisis is yet another way we can contribute to our local efforts.

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We had a chance to speak with Peggy Fowler who has been involved in the annual dinner for 45 years. She caught us up on the importance of community involvement and the need for more affordable housing.


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Look for Land Gorilla in Las Vegas at the AAPL Conference

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Land Gorilla is heading to AAPL's 7th Annual Conference & Exhibition in the quaint village of Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is one of the largest dedicated to private lending and provides industy-specific education, distringuished speakers and networking engagements.

Stop by our booth #240 to receive a free gift and learn how Land Gorilla can help you "Cover your Assets!"

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Join us in Boston for the MBA Annual Conference & Expo

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The Land Gorilla team will be heading to Boston for the 2016 MBA Annual Convention & Expo! Visit our booth to get the #411 on the new face of construction loan management and program development best practices.

You can also catch us on the Side Stage in Hall A on Monday, October 24th at 10:30a for a live demonstration with Land Gorilla Founder & CEO, Sean Faries.

En Route to Boston, our team will be in Nashville for some fine-tuned fun while attending the ABA Annual Convention; then in San Antonio Texas for the Inc 5000 Conference & Gala to celebrate with other top entrepreneurs.

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Land Gorilla Launches New Brand Identity

Land Gorilla opened in 2010 with a simple mission - to make construction lending easy, efficient, and safe for all stakeholders.

Over the past 6 years, Land Gorilla has developed an innovative cloud-based system that is pioneering a new era in construction loan management practices.

One month after being recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country, we thought it was the perfect time to introduce a new brand identity that, like a gorilla, is… built to protect.

ABOUT ‘THE FACE’ DESIGN

Our team set out to create a simple, iconic mark that was easily recognizable, memorable, and trustworthy. The logo also needed to be appropriate in the sense that we wanted the "gorilla" to be approachable while still communicating "protection" without being daunting or scary. (Here are a few scary gorillas that we wanted to avoid.)

The mark, designed by Cosmin Virje,  is made up of three swooshes that represent the three stakeholders that we aim to protect - lenders, contractors, and borrowers. Each swoosh stands for something unique about our company and the clients we aim to serve.

The top swoosh, or eyebrow, holds down the mark like a protective bar that not only frames the icon but creates the primary focal point - the invisible eyes.

The swoosh of the nose represents our client’s success leveraging the ease of our cloud-based software and services. It's a subtle gesture, I know. Just picture the ease of a bird taking flight. Better yet, think of it as you breathing easy. Ahhh… that’s nice.

The mouth, or ‘playful smirk’ (as we refer to it), is a nod to our team’s ethos for working hard together, playing hard together, and always having our customer’s back - together.

WHAT IS AHEAD

We are thrilled to unveil our new brand identity designed to carry our mission of making construction lending safe for all stakeholders far into the future. We hope you enjoy it, too!

Look for more innovations from Land Gorilla as we continue to push construction lending to new heights.

Thanks for reading!

 


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Land Gorilla Ranks High Among the Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies

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We are excited to announce that Land Gorilla, offering construction loan management software and services, has been officially recognized as one of the Top 500 fastest-growing private companies in the United States, with revenues expanding by more than 1,700 percent in the years leading up to 2016.

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

Our official rank of #230 put us in the top 500 companies and top 10 construction companies this year; and #1 in San Luis Obispo regional history.

It is an honor to make this national list that has been populated by such high caliber companies like: Zappos, Zillow, Yelp, Pandora, LinkedIn; and MindBody, Hathaway, Meathead Movers and iFixit to name a few in the San Luis Obispo region.

We are proud of this achievement and remain committed to the qualities that have contributed to our growth over the years by exploring new innovations built on a foundation of employee experience and protecting clients from the inherent risks related to construction lending.

See related news stories on the Land Gorilla Press Page.


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MRG Document Technologies, Land Gorilla Partner On New Construction Solution

MRG Document Technologies, a Dallas-based provider of mortgage document preparation software and legal compliance, and Land Gorilla, a provider of risk management solutions for construction and renovation loan products, have joined forces to create a new construction suite of lending products.


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Re-inspections and How to Avoid Them

As an appraisal management company we get asked quite frequently by many Real Estate professionals “How do I prepare my clients for the appraisal inspection?”.  We love hearing this question because its a true demonstration that that the agent or MLO really cares about the client and wants to be pro-active rather than re-active.  In the long run it makes all parties look good!  I have posted what I believe are the top 5 items that call for the appraiser to Re-Inspect when it can be avoided.  Enjoy and good luck!


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