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Civic Financial Services Overview

Redondo Beach, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Civic Financial Services is a private money lender, specializing in the financing of non-owner occupied investment properties. CIVIC was created by its parent companies, Wedgewood and HMC Assets LLC, to serve investors who don’t fit traditional lending criteria ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2018 (#9)

Company Updates

  • Check out Mortgage News Network's exclusive interview with our fearless leader, William J. Tessar, as he shares his inspirational journey at CIVIC and the strategy behind launching the Correspondent Channel!

    To learn more about CIVIC's Correspondent Channel, visit

  • Did you know that an estimated 18 BILLION pounds of plastic waste enters the world’s ocean from coastal regions each year? Inspired to make a difference, our Green Team joined forces with others in the So Cal region, gathering friends and family, to facilitate a beach clean-up. The result? 25+ bags of waste and 60 smiling faces. A big thank you to all who participated…you truly put the CIVIC in civic duty! ���� #teamCIVIC #CIVICduty

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Civic Financial Services – Why Work For Us?

Civic Financial Services has a short history, but a well-capitalized pedigree. CIVIC was established in 2014 by its parent companies, Wedgewood Inc. and HMC Assets LLC, to meet the needs of investors that did not fit within traditional lending criteria.

The CIVIC Difference

We are a direct lender, underwrite our own files, and provide our own appraisals which makes our loan process transparent and fast.

Company Benefits

In addition to the unprecedented opportunity to fast-track your career, CIVIC is well-known for offering impressive pay and benefits packages – including full medical, 401K match, employee investment opportunities, and other exciting and unique perks.

Compensation Done Right

Here at CIVIC we do things differently, and our compensation package is no exception. While most lenders refuse to sway from the traditional commission-only platform, we take pride in investing in our people. At Civic Financial Services we provide a base salary for sales positions, in addition to commissions paid and a quarterly performance-based bonus opportunity. At 30 days of employment, employees are eligible for medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as traditional & Roth 401K programs. Oh, and did we mention the other perks like in-house investing programs and our stocked refrigerator?

If it is important to you to be part of a company culture that recognizes and rewards talent and achievement, CIVIC is the place to be.


Civic Financial Services Reviews

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Civic Financial Services President William J. Tessar
William J. Tessar
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  • "Civic is an extraordinary company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Redondo Beach, CA
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    I have been working at Civic Financial Services full-time (Less than a year)


    The leadership is aligned and a well balanced mix of young and "seasoned". The company truly cares about the employees and takes great pains to preserve and expand upon the vibrant culture that has been built -- because it is very unique.

    It is a place people enjoy coming to work every day -- very positive, focused on values, acting with honor, being great partners, etc., while also very results oriented.

    The team of people I work with care about each other, our customers and doing a really good job every day.


    As with any young, fast-growing company, there are gaps in processes and communication. It's not perfect and sometimes mistakes are made. The good thing is that when these are identified, people work hard to find solutions, not find blame.

    Advice to Management

    Keep us on the right track!

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Civic Financial Services Photos

Civic Financial Services photo of: Whit McCarthy and Jack Helfrich, CIVIC Directors of Sales
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Civic Financial Services Interviews



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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redondo Beach, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Civic Financial Services (Redondo Beach, CA) in April 2017.


    The interview process was very straightforward. I was asked to interview a few days after meeting one of the Sales Directors. The interview consisted of myself, the CEO, and both Sales Directors, and was about an hour in length. It mostly consisted of general questions with a detailed explanation of plans for the organization's planned growth over the coming years. I was given a tour of the full building, including Wedgewood, the parent company, after the interview. I was called the next day and offered a full-time position. Very straightforward and to the point - no games.

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Civic Financial Services Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work®, 2019
  • HousingWire Vanguard Award, HousingWire, 2018
  • Glassdoor 2018 Top CEO, Glassdoor, 2018
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