Total Mortgage Services LLC has announced that it has received its Arizona Mortgage Banker License from the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions, and is now able to originate residential mortgage loans in the State of Arizona. Total Mortgage is licensed for lending and brokering activities in Arizona. In conjunction with its Arizona license, Total Mortgage opened its first Arizona branch office, located at 2415 East Camelback Road, Suite 700 in Phoenix, Ariz., and has named Larry Gates branch manager. In his new role, Gates and his team will focus on offering high quality mortgage lending services, some of the lowest mortgage rates available and personalized service to borrowers throughout Arizona. “Total Mortgage is excited about opening its first branch office in Arizona and offering a needed mortgage solution to borrowers looking to purchase or refinance a home,” said John Walsh, president of Total Mortgage. “All of our experienced, fully-licensed loan officers are focused on offering borrowers the best possible interest rate and personalized service to help them navigate the biggest financial decision of their life.” Gates joins Total Mortgage with 17 years’ experience in mortgages. Gates has acted as Arizona area manager for a nationwide mortgage lender and president/CEO of a leading mortgage broker firm.