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Blake Bench

My name is Blake Bench. I’m a family man alongside my wife and 5 kids. No dogs or cats, but we do have 6 chickens! I love the outdoors. When time permits, I constantly think about the next time I’ll be fly fishing. There is no better feeling than watching your strike indicator dip underneath the water, or seeing a trout slurp up your dry fly and then setting the hook and feeling the tug from the other end.

I always seem to be working on little DIY projects throughout the house. Building shelves, modifying furniture, you name it. I love to cook, and my most recent culinary accolade is from my children saying that my pancakes and waffles are the best on the planet.

I have had the privilege of working for First Colony Mortgage for almost 7 years now and I am excited to meet you and help guide you through the loan process as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Blake worked with my realtor, but I was unable to go with him when I initially bought the house in order to get the incentives and upgrades. The only problem with that is those guys couldn't figure out how to get the loan to work. It was complicated. Blake was able to figure it out and the other guys took credit for his work. Months after closing on the house, I receive a call from Blake. He remembered me. To make a long story short, I refinanced my house, got an almost half percent lower rate, lowered my payment and got me in a better loan. I would recommend Blake every time. Thanks again for you hard work.


Blake was awesome and very flexible with our wants and budget. As first time home buyers we had lots of questions and really wanted to understand each part of the process. Blake was great about that! He walked through all our potential scenarios with rates and insurance and explained everything well. He was friendly and professional and followed through on everything. He communicated well throughout the process and helped us get a solid mortgage! We are so grateful!

-Sylvie Winless 2017