Company Anticipates 20 Percent Increase in Employees by 2012

For the past eight years, Paramount Equity® has been successful in helping families across the nation significantly reduce their mortgage, insurance, and electricity bills. In the process, the company has completed more than $9 billion in loans throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Utah, and Virginia. The solar division has been growing rapidly and hit a major milestone last May with the sale of its 1000th PV solar panel system. The insurance division, on average, saves clients $200 a year. According to Hayes Barnard, founder and CEO, the desire to create “meaningful savings” for its clients has been the company’s mission since its formation.

In September 2011, Paramount Equity® entered into an exciting partnership with Guthy-Renker, LLC, the nation’s largest direct-to-consumer marketing company. With this new endeavor, the company plans to increase the number of employees significantly and is recruiting for sales positions, senior level sales leaders, mortgage processors and key marketing personnel. These positions will be hired for the company’s three divisions (mortgage, solar and insurance), which currently employ 300 people.

“We are looking to hire people who are entrepreneurial in spirit,” says Barnard. “We want people who have a passion for making positive changes in the lives of others and who have a great deal of levity.”

Paramount Equity® received the Sacramento Business Journal A+ Employer’s Award (large employer category) for 2006, 2009 and 2010. According to Barnard, this is by far the most gratifying award to receive.

“We really believe in taking care of our employees and treating them like family,” says Barnard. “We value input from team members at all levels of the organization.”

According to Barnard, the company strives to compensate its employees well, maintain an enjoyable workplace and give back to the community. Employees participate in the “Power of One” program and get paid time off to volunteer 20 hours a year for a charity they choose.

“We are growing, thriving and breaking records because of the phenomenal people joining our team,” says Barnard. “Our goal is to continue to grow our business to cover 20 states over the next few years. We want to take Paramount nation-wide and it all starts right here in the Sacramento region.”

By: Allison Hopkins