Randy Bongard

Branch Manager|Loan Officer

Bongard Gessner Team

Residential & Commercial

840 E. McKellips Road, Suite 109

Mesa, AZ 85203

(T: (480) 840-7334

(D: (480) 265-2952 | (C:(480) 580-5626 (LOAN)

(F: (800) 381-1698

(Corp Ext. 67612

*Email: Randy.Bongard@AcademyMortgage.com


LO NMLS #832622 | LO State Lic AZ #0919525, CA-DOC832622, CO #100501824

Corp State Lic AZ #BK-0904081, CA 4170013 | Corp NMLS #3113

Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act

Who is Academy Mortgage?

Academy Mortgage Corporation (Academy) is a top origination lender nationally.  We have been around for almost 30 years (always as Academy Mortgage Corporation).  In Arizona, we are the top “combined” lender.  We are a banker, not a broker … meaning we fund the loans.  Academy is actually the largest “independent” mortgage banker in the country.  Most importantly, we handle the entire loan approval process in our office (origination, set-up, processing, underwriting, and funding) … which enables us to control the process better and to get through the loan approval process faster.

Why do you work with us?

The Bongard Gessner Team is the top-producing loan officer “team” for Academy Mortgage Corporation (Academy) in Arizona.  They are committed to providing the highest level expertise, service and professionalism in the industry.  We work with them because they do what they say they are going to do, they are able to figure out ways to get more challenging loans done, they communicate throughout the loan pre-approval and approval processes, and they close on time.   Most importantly, we know what they are going to do and how they are going to do it at all times, which enables us to work seamlessly together on the borrowers’ behalf.  They truly provide an exceptional experience!

We work with Linda Gerchick, CCIM and her team because she is one of the most knowledgeable, ethical and professional real estate agents in town.  She truly understands the value that an expert real estate agent can (and should) provide buyers and sellers.  Linda has completed more investor-transactions (residential 2-4 units) than just about any other real estate agent in town, so she has in incredibly deep understanding of this product type and closing process.  As an added bonus, Linda stays very involved in the entire process looking out for her clients best interest at all times.  Most importantly, my team and her team work very well together to ensure non-eventful (i.e. less stressful), on-time closings.

Randy Bongard
Randy BongardAcademy Mortgage-Resident and Commercial Lender

When I first met Randy; I gave him one of the most difficult loans that I have seen in a long time. Not surprisingly, the loan took a bit longer than normal-but the Investor now has the Investment Property that he wanted.

Results! Communication! Like a dog with a bone, Randy got the job done! He did so well that I had my son use him for his home. What better recommendation.

Linda Gerchick, CCIM
Linda Gerchick, CCIM