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CIVIC Lends Support To Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

September 19, 2017 – Following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, CIVIC Financial Services, Wedgewood’s private money lending affiliate, held a company-wide relief effort to lend support and supplies to evacuees. CIVIC, headquartered in Redondo Beach, CA closed all operations on September 14th to join together and give back to the Houston community.  CIVIC’s 100+ employees […]

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Wedgewood Foundation Giving Report 2016

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CIVIC Hires Champion of Simplicity

Redondo Beach, CA, May 16, 2017 – CIVIC Financial Services has hired efficiency expert and creative leader, Merced Cohen, to direct the company’s operations. After spending the last 10 years deconstructing and relentlessly improving the loan process at Skyline Financial Corporation, Ms. Cohen has joined CIVIC as the Director of Operations with a plan to […]

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Wedgewood’s 2016 Solar Savings

As part of our commitment to the community, during our building’s construction, we installed a large solar rooftop and carport panel system at our headquarters.  Today, it provides 77% of our building’s electrical needs and powers 28 electric car charging stations.  In addition to all of this, two days a week we pump our excess […]

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Wedgefest III 2017

March 31, 2017 – On Cesar Chavez Day, Wedgewood employee volunteers arrived at Loren Miller Elementary School in South Los Angeles to add some color and beauty to its largely blank and sometimes vandalized walls.  Working with local artists, the Wedgewood team completed four new murals, rejuvenated a fifth mural that had been defaced, and […]

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CIVIC Hires Visionary Lending Leader

Redondo Beach, CA, April 13, 2017 – CIVIC Financial Services is thrilled to announce its latest acquisition, a new CEO.  William J. Tessar, most recently with Skyline Financial Corporation, joined CIVIC as its new President and CEO in March. Tessar comes to CIVIC with more than 30 years of mortgage experience and a track record […]

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Neighborhood Stabilization

As an investment and community revitalization company, Wedgewood buys hundreds of foreclosed homes each month at auctions and from the Federal government.  Often we have limited knowledge about the condition of the properties we buy, taking the homes as is and assuming all the risks and responsibility. When you buy homes sight unseen, you don’t […]

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Helping A Veteran Get His Home Back

Out in the field, our Relocation team is Wedgewood’s first line of interaction with those most directly affected by foreclosure.  When one of our Relocation Specialists knocks on the door of a recently foreclosed home, he or she has no idea what to expect.  Our team doesn’t know the current occupant’s situation or if they […]

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Wedgefest II 2016

On Friday, September 9, 2016, Wedgewood completed its second Wedgefest project of the year.  Partnering once again with Sharefest, a South Bay nonprofit that facilitates positive change by connecting companies with community needs, Wedgewood took on a very ambitious project – a two-week total home makeover for a very deserving member of the Wilmington community. […]

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