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Get to Know: Fairway Independent Mortgage

Posted On
Aug 07, 2018

The Chamber of Commerce will spotlight a Chamber member each month on our website and in our newsletter. This is a chance to get to know some of our businesses and the people who run them a little better. If you are interested in having your business spotlighted, please send an email to [email protected]

Take a moment to get to know Jason Drobeck with Fairway Independent Mortgage. At Fairway, they help their clients with home mortgages and make the home loan process as simple as possible by guiding them through every step.

Fairway Independent Mortgage
2063 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City UT 84124


1. How long has your business been operating?

Since 1996

2. What do you do and how do you specialize in that area? What makes your business unique?

At Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, customer service is a way of life. We are dedicated to finding great rates and loan options for our customers while offering some of the fastest turn times in the industry. Our goal is to act as a trusted advisor, providing highly personalized service and helping you through every step of the loan process – from application to closing and beyond. It’s all designed to exceed expectations, provide satisfaction and earn trust. Since opening our doors more than 20 years ago, our team has helped thousands of Americans achieve their dream of homeownership. Ranked as one of the top 10 mortgage companies in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine, we have funded more than $50 billion in loans since the company started and more than $17.5 billion in 2016 alone.

3. What is the story on how and why you started your business?

Founded in 1996 by Steve Jacobson and named by a childhood best friend, colleague and forever member of the Fairway family, Randy Cross, Fairway Independent Mortgage is a mortgage lender headquartered in Madison, WI and Carrolton, Texas.

4. Are you new to the Heber Valley (in the past 2 years)? 

Jason moved to the Heber Valley in January 2018 from Denver, CO where he previously worked for another mortgage lender before joining Fairway in his transition to the Wasatch Front.

5. What are the benefits of being a part of the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce?

Community presence, advocate for local businesses, ability to meet other local professionals and businesses and learn about the struggles and achievements of Heber Valley.

6. Why did you decide to become a member of the chamber?

To learn and advocate for homeownership in the local community.

7. What do you hope to contribute to the Chamber?

Knowledge around the mortgage process and challenges facing the industry that can help Heber Valley prepare for the increasing demand for housing.

8. Who are your clients/customers? Who do you serve?

Anyone looking for financing to purchase their primary home, second home or investment property.

9. Share a few sentences about your family and your hobbies outside of work?

In his spare time Jason likes to spend time with Caitlin and their two dogs, Cooper and Rango. They enjoy hitting the slopes with their snowboards, taking their mountain bikes for a cruise or just enjoying the outdoors in the beautiful landscape that is Utah mountains.

10. What are some of your greatest accomplishments in your professional and personal life?

Helping first time home buyers purchase their dream home when they thought it would never happen, the joy that comes from seeing someone achieve their dreams is priceless.

11. What has been your favorite Heber Valley activity?

Mountain biking on the trails behind our home.

12. What drives you to do what you do for a living?

Passion for helping families achieve the dream of homeownership with consistent, professional and thoughtful advice.