About Craig

For over 19 years, mortgage loan officer Craig Achtzehn has been a trusted home financing resource for consumers and professionals across Chicagoland and beyond. Craig has distinguished himself as a top producer throughout his career, and Mortgage Executive Magazine has also consistently ranked him on their annual Top 1% Mortgage Originators in America list.

Much of Craig’s success can be attributed to his passion for organization, effectiveness and communication. A former Army officer with a degree in Engineering Management from West Point and an MBA from Notre Dame, his attention to detail and personal involvement in each loan helps ensure a smooth and positive loan experience for his clients. Craig’s expertise includes a wide range of loan, property and client types, and he specializes in helping military borrowers obtain VA home loans.

Craig’s favorite parts of his job are meeting new people, helping clients purchase their dream homes and seeing everyone leave the closing table happy. The majority of his clients are referred to him by satisfied past borrowers and his network of real estate agents, accountants, financial advisors, builders and attorneys.

Outside of the office, Craig can be found spending time with his family or serving his community. He resides in suburban Chicagoland with his wife and two children where he coaches youth basketball. He is also an ambassador to the Folded Flag Foundation, a nonprofit that provides educational scholarships and support grants to the spouses and children of service members who have fallen in the line of duty.

To work with one of the nation’s best for your home financing needs, contact Craig today.

About Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.

Draper and Kramer Mortgage is an award-winning national mortgage lender. With our efficient in-house loan processing and innovative mortgage solutions, we provide fast, flexible and affordable home financing to borrowers across the nation. Founded in 1893, Draper and Kramer remains family-owned to this day and holds the oldest active Federal Housing Administration (FHA) license in the country.

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