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About Primary Residential Mortgage


Millions of American’s dream of owning a home, raising a family, and even running their own business. Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. knows a little bit about those dreams.


We opened our doors for business back in 1998. Operating out of a small executive suite with a handful of employees, our first year we closed 321 mortgages for $35 million. Like many entrepreneurs just starting out, we weren’t sure where the road would lead, but we were passionate about our work.


Fast-forward 18 years later:

  • Primary Residential Mortgage now has a nationwide family of employees numbering 1800 strong

  • Since 2001, our average annual volume is nearly $5 billion. In 2015, we broke over $6 Billion.

  • Our home, our corporate office, is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and employs more than 200 local team members.

  • We have more than 240 branches across the country.

  • We are licensed to do business in 49 states.

Lead by one of the company’s founders, President and CEO David Zitting, our excitement for financing homes hasn’t diminished. And in spite of the fantastic growth we’ve experienced, we haven’t forgotten where we came from. We believe in being small even though we’ve gotten big and hold fast to the principle of keeping a personalized approach to business, making sure our borrowers get a customized mortgage experience.


And the best part of all? We have helped more than 185,000 borrowers seize a piece of the American dream — the dream of owning a home.

Our Team
Austin McKnight

Branch Manager | NMLS# 322977

Since embarking on my career in mortgage finance in early 2007, I have developed a deep expertise in government construction loans, becoming a trusted authority in this niche. My journey in the mortgage industry has allowed me to gain extensive experience with a variety of mortgage products, but my primary focus has been on FHA, VA, and USDA construction loans.

In my current role as the National Construction Administrator for Primary Residential Mortgage, I am responsible for overseeing the implementation and management of construction loan programs on a national scale. This position complements my responsibilities as a Branch Manager, where I lead a team of dedicated professionals. My dual roles have equipped me with a unique perspective on both the macro and micro aspects of mortgage lending, from national policy implementation to individual client interactions.

What drives me is the opportunity to assist individuals and families in making one of their most significant life decisions – owning a home. My approach combines a deep understanding of the financial landscape with a personalized touch, ensuring that each client's unique needs are met with the most appropriate mortgage solutions.

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