Fabulous People: Patrick Lamb

Fabulous People: Patrick Lamb

Patrick Lamb is the President of Homeowners Financial Group, an award winning full-service mortgage banker committed to serving its client’s lifetime lending needs, while maintaining a culture focused on family and giving back. Pat is truly the definition of resilient, overcoming alcoholism and the loss of a child. Pat founded The Care Fund, previously the Apollo Foundation (named after his late son), which helps families with a critically ill child pay their home mortgage or rent when medical expenses severely limit their ability to meet their monthly housing obligations. Learn more about Patrick Lamb…

Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota

First job: I sold candy and soda from my locker in junior high school in Tucson. It has low overhead and is very profitable. I think the proudest my father ever was of me was the day he got a call from the principal telling him I had been suspended. That is where I first learned that I wanted to be an entrepreneur.

Favorite AZ restaurant: Richardson’s. It’s great New Mexican food in a cool atmosphere with lots of character. I like going into the lounge downstairs to sit in front of the fireplace and relax after dinner, too.

Person who has impacted your life the most: My wife, Christa. Before she came into my life, I was focused and consumed by work. She has given me perspective, showed me how to have a passion for life and given me the family that I live for every day.

Your biggest accomplishment in your eyes: Raising my family. We have seven children who teach me every day that I need to constantly find new and creative ways to motivate, encourage, lead, negotiate and mediate. Playing a part in your children succeeding and growing is without a doubt the greatest accomplishment anyone can experience.

The biggest obstacle you have overcome: I am a recovering alcoholic and have been sober since I was 19. I dug myself a pretty deep hole with family, school and the legal system. Fortunately, I was able to make some good decisions and slowly dig myself out over time. I think being in that hole and hitting bottom is actually what made me decide that I wanted to work hard enough to prove to myself and everyone else that I had value. I think alcoholism is a blessing and a curse, and I have been lucky to get to the point where being sober is an important and positive part of my life.

Someone who inspires you: Cal Ripken, Jr. A great athlete but legendary because he relentlessly and tirelessly just showed up to work every single day and worked hard.

Favorite quote: “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: To manage people, take courses in psychology and learn how deal with people and personalities. To manage a business, go to law school because you apply what you learn every single day. To lead, make a decision right now that you are going to work harder than anyone else in the room and follow through.

What makes someone fabulous: Doing what they say they are going to do every single time and doing things for others with no expectation of personal gain. I believe that a critical part of what makes us complete as individuals is to give back to the communities that we are a part of. My business partner, Bill Rogers, excels at that and has made it a hallmark of what we expect of our people at Homeowners Financial Group. Several years back, Bill and I started The Care Fund, an organization that makes housing related payments on behalf of families that have a sick or injured child in the hospital. I have seen so many people do so many great things through this charity. Seeing that selfless commitment from people is what I think makes them “fabulous.”

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One Comment

  1. It’s about time Pat got some kudos!! 🙂

    Typically when someone thinks of a CEO of a company, they image some uptight, detached person behind a closed door who is there primary to make the company more money.
    It’s the exact opposite with him.

    Pat joined HFG, and invested time in any loan officer who truly wanted to work hard but was in need of polishing.
    He guided me out of my comfort zone and thanks to him and the amazing leadership of HFG I am helping buyers at Fulton Homes achieve homeownership every single day.
    Pat is genuine, giving and loyal. He gives his all to his large family at home at work.
    I speak for my team and our company when I say how proud and deserving you are of these accolades Pat.

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