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  • Jefferson Branch
  • 108 N Vine St
  • Jefferson, IA 50129
  • (515) 386-2148 - Office
  • (515) 386-3877 - Fax
  • 7701 Douglas Avenue
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • (515) 225-1712 - Office
  • (515) 225-1749 - Fax
  • 1618 S. Duff
  • Ames, IA 50010
  • (515) 337-8700 - Office
  • (515) 817-1121 - Fax
  • Mt. Pleasant Branch
  • 114 E Monroe Street, Suite 113
  • Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
  • (319) 385-1282 - Office
  • (319) 385-1630 - Fax

Des Moines Metro’s Best Mortgage Lender

Purchasing or Refinancing a home?

Whether you’re interested in purchasing, refinancing or renovating, we are here to help. We’re proud to have gained the reputation of being one of the best mortgage lenders in the Des Moines area. We have the ability to provide lending solutions for almost any situation. We are dedicated to assisting our borrowers in achieving their goals and provide a simple, streamlined mortgage process.



Are you ready to buy a house? That’s fantastic! We’ll assist you in exploring loan options that fit your budget, determining how much you’ll need for a down payment, and delve deeper into any other loan decisions you’ll need to make. Explore our home-buying resources to learn more.


Do you want to save money on your mortgage? You’ve come to the right place if you want to switch from an adjustable-rate to a fixed-rate loan, lower your monthly payment, pay off your loan faster, or convert your equity into cash. Furthermore, with interest rates at historic lows, this could be the best time to refinance.


Is the house you own just a few renovations away from being perfect? We’re here to help you learn more about our renovation loans, which combine the cost of the renovation with your mortgage, so you only have one loan and one monthly payment.



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All services are offered through our affiliate partner, ProLending Home Finance. We provide purchase or refinance lending for residential or commercial properties. Our mortgage professionals are ready to create a plan to meet your specific needs. Please contact us today

  • Conventional Loans
  • FHA/ VA
  • Rural Development / USDA
  • Jumbo Mortgages
  • First Time Homebuyer
  • Renovation
  • Commercial Lending

Choose Fortress Insurance Services

Fortress Insurance Services is your leading Mortgage Lender. We have the experience and knowledge to help all our clients whether it’s your first time buying or complex transactions, we can help! Besides mortgage lending we also offer the following services:

  • Insurance
  • Wealth Management
  • Group Benefits

We have offices in Urbandale, Ames, and Mt. Pleasant. We offer a menu of insurance and financial solutions that we can make fit your definition of risk and reward.

Contact us today to learn more!

Our Mortgage Professionals

Jeff Scharingson
Mortgage Advisor
NMLS ID # 140226

Finance of America Mortgage| NMLS# 1071