David N. Gahm


“We have a longstanding commitment to serving families on their journey to home-ownership. We are passionate in our quest to provide affordable housing opportunities for our neighbors so that they can raise their families in safe and secure environments and support their local communities.”


In 1983, David Gahm and Mark Jones co-founded Amerifirst Home Mortgage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to help local renters achieve the benefits of homeownership. Since then, the company has grown to serve over a dozen states through nearly 70 branches and 700 employees, making it one of the “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” honored by Inc. Magazine for six years running.


Dave is committed to providing ongoing training for all of the company’s employees to help them gain and maintain the expertise and skills it takes to help customers succeed. He's also passionate about living the company's mission: to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the company’s customers, employees, and communities. 

Associations and honors

2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Michigan and Northwest Ohio