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Concord, NH – July 3, 2014 – Peter Thompson of Sanbornton, NH, has joined Merrimack County Savings Bank at 1 Integra Drive in Concord, as a Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS #525564). Thompson brings over 30 years of banking experience. He is the first and only Green Certified Professional (CGP) in New England, and a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS). “I am passionate about helping homeowners in New Hampshire make the changes they need that enable them to live in their homes for a long time. It’s an honor to be in the position to offer exciting new options to Merrimack County Savings Bank customers,” Thompson stated.
“Peter brings a fresh perspective and a large breadth of industry knowledge to his position. We’re all very pleased that he has joined The Merrimack. He genuinely enjoys matching customers up with the perfect solution for their home owning needs and is an excellent addition to our sales team,” commented Donna Benson, Senior Vice President.
Peter Thompson is the first representative of a financial institution in all of New England to achieve the CGP designation from the National Association of Home Builders. CGP recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes without driving up the cost of construction. Class work leading to the designation provides a solid background in green building methods, offering environmentally sound solutions to the home building industry. Thompson’s understanding of the principles of the National Green Building standards and the inherent financial benefits of building a more energy efficient home make him uniquely qualified to assist homeowners and builders obtain proper finance for “green” projects.
Thompson’s CAPS designation identifies him as having the skills and knowledge required to remodel or modify a home to meet the unique needs of the older population, disabled owners or their visitors. The National Association of Home Builders, in participation with AARP and Home Innovation Research Labs, created CAPS to compete in the fastest-growing segment of the residential remodeling industry - home modifications for aging in place.
Thompson has been a residential mortgage lender and construction lender specialist for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Greater Manchester/Nashua Board of Realtors, the Greater Manchester Home Builders Association, and the National Home Builders Association and is a charter member of the Build Green Council. He resides in Sanbornton with his family.