24 Oct Meet the Fairway Team – Tom Tousignant
We are taking the time to highlight the incredible group of people who make up our team at Fairway Independent Mortgage of the Carolinas. You will find our team members to be trustworthy, respectful of your time, and willing to help in any way they can. And, it’s time we introduce them.
Tom Tousignant is the Regional SVP and Charlotte branch manager for the 855 group. He has been with Fairway of the Carolinas since 2007 and in the mortgage industry for over 15 years. Tom began his career as an F-16 pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He eventually moved on to serve as a commercial airline pilot for several years, but something was missing for him. After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Tom was gifted the opportunity to try something new — and that’s when he discovered the mortgage industry.
Tom found the field of home loans was a great fit for him — fast-paced, competitive, creative and offering the opportunity to make an impact on many peoples’ lives. He shared:
“I’ve loved (almost) every minute of my mortgage career, almost as much as being a fighter pilot. Actually more, since I am home more often as life is not all about work.”
Since joining Fairway, Tom has grown his office to nearly 70 people, with eight office locations in and around Charlotte. In 2017, Fairway of the Carolinas served over 1,800 individuals. Tom views each new hire and each new customer as an opportunity to help someone do better in life. With any achievements or accolades that he receives, Tom wants to express his gratitude to God for the gifts and abilities he has been given.
Tom has been married to Kathy since 1992, after the couple met at a church in Tampa, Florida. Together, they have four children and one grandchild. Not surprisingly, Tom still flies airplanes. He enjoys the challenge of flying his experimental Van’s RV-8. In his words, it is “perfect for flying formation with other retired fighter pilots of gentle acrobatics on a Saturday afternoon.”
At Fairway of the Carolinas, we are truly interested in providing a mortgage experience that will set the stage for your financial future. Our mortgage planners take the time to get to know their clients, learn about their aspirations for the future, and help them find the perfect loan. Our goal each day is simple — to help people do better in life.