Meet Rob Grindle

Rob Grindle, Mortgage Planner
3815 N. Mulford Rd. | Rockford, IL 61114

Direct: 815.229.3223 | Cell: 815.229.3223 | Toll-free: 800.209.2616 

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I’m excited to join forces with the Mortgage Team at Blackhawk Bank. What that means for people who work with me (for the first time, or as a repeat client) is this: you’ll receive the benefit of more than three decades of expertise in an industry that I love. My passion is helping people secure the home of their dreams in the easiest way possible. You’ll have the backing of a LOCAL bank.

Plus you have the advantage of my partnership with Warren Swanberg and Hayley Dickinson; we coordinate our schedules to provide clients’ accessibility to one of us 7 days a week, from 7 AM - 11 PM to meet YOUR scheduling needs.  We deliver loan approvals to you and your Realtor at night and on weekends, and answer any questions fast.

My specialty is locating the right programs to get clients the best mortgage program possible. I was recently recognized by the Illinois Housing Development Authority for being #1 in the NW Region for the past two years, assisting 54 mortgage clients with a total of approximately $4,600,000 in home buying assistance. 

I was born and raised in Rockford; my wife Delinda and I still call it home.  I earned an Associate’s Degree from Rock Valley College in ‘82, and graduated from Arizona State in ’84 with a BS in General Business.  I started my career in mortgage lending that same year and have never looked back! 


"Working with Rob and his team was a pleasure. Rob's team was highly professional, efficient, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Blackhawk Bank for all of your mortgage needs." 

"Rob and his team were exceptionally responsive. They were amazingly quick to answer my questions and their directions were crystal clear. And, their personal touch made this the least stressful mortgage experience I've ever had. I cannot recommend them highly enough!"

"We felt very comfortable trusting Rob and his team. They are always just a phone call away and willing to answer any of our questions. In the past 5 years, we have set up two new mortgages and one refinance with Rob and his team!" 

"Rob and Warren provided excellent service from beginning to end. Very friendly, professional and efficient! I would highly recommend this dynamic team to anyone in need of a mortgage loan."

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