Dana was born in Erie and raised in Pittsburgh, and began working in the family-owned construction business while in high school in the late 1960’s, where his parents instilled in him from ‘day one’ two basic company philosophies; “tell the truth” and “call people back”. Armed with this simple mantra, his ‘new’ career path in the mortgage lending industry took off in 1994, leading him to form his own mortgage company Landmark Financial Group in 1999, before joining forces with David and Jonathan in 2010 and forming Holland Mortgage Advisors.
In the summer of 2019, he felt it was time to sell his ownership stake of the business and relinquish the day to day grind of ownership, and simply close loans for his cherished group of loyal agents, past clients, friends and family, for as long as health and God allow! He is particularly proud of his repeat customer base, many of whom refer their family, friends and co-workers which is a testament to the basic tenet infused in him from an early age. Dana subscribes to the Golden Rule and continually strives to “treat people the way (he) wants to be treated” and has received the 5 Star Mortgage Professional Award nine consecutive years since 2011, which is proof positive of his knowledge base and personal touch, as less than 2% of mortgage professionals in the Pittsburgh area receive this award yearly.
Dana and his wife Julie live in Peters Township and have been married for over 30 years now. They have no children, but numerous philanthropic causes that are near and dear to their hearts (Family Hospice & Juvenile Diabetes particularly) and enjoy cooking, entertaining, travel, and golf.
Dana and his team were the most professional and knowledgeable group I’ve worked with and helped us as we built a home for the first time. Dana has the expertise and provided creative solutions and a personal approach to our specific situation. We would never use anyone else and would recommend Holland Mortgage to anyone looking for a great experience financing their new home.
Thanks Dana and the Holland Mortgage Team!!- Matthew H.
I had the pleasure of working with Dana recently as my wife and I were buying our first house. We were moving from Chicago to Philly and needed to move fast to get into our home. Dana was available whenever we needed him and promptly provided answers and explanations to everything. He was there with us every step of the way and You could tell that he genuinely cared about us as a customer. I would recommend him to all and even did a month later when my parents became his next client!- Brian M.
Dana and the team at Holland Mortgage Advisors are fantastic. I was a first time home buyer with no idea where to start, with nothing but question after question. Dana walked me through the entire process and ensured everything went smoothly. He made something which can seem so complicated extremely easy and enabled me to purchase my home without any issues or hiccups. I highly recommend Dana and the team at Holland Mortage Advisors.- Antonio C.
As a first time home buyer, I was probably overly dependent on Holland Mortgage Advisors to successfully navigate my mortgage process. I was impressed with Dana and his teams diligence, their knowledge and their determination to achieve my mortgage approval. I was completely happy with Holland Mortgage Advisors, the entire process and would strongly recommend them to anyone buying a home!- Jennifer F.