About Us

Why Hopkins Financial?

HFS has taken the simple concept of “bringing people together” and developed a mortgage & real estate brokerage that focuses on each of our client’s success!  We look beyond the standard banking guidelines and find solutions that add value. Using real estate equity as security, we will “match” the borrower with our private money sources (Investors) to find a solution that meets each client’s needs. To complement our loan and investor services, HFS is an Idaho licensed real estate brokerage that can assist clients with buying or selling property of any type. Our hard work, vision, knowledge and resources are your key advantages.

Our Mission

To establish trust, profitability and growth for our customers and employees by valuing and responding to their needs through professional real estate financial services.

Company History

After starting a real estate brokerage in 1983, Randy Hopkins saw a niche lending need for real estate buyers as he witnessed the banks saying "No" on certain loans for various reasons. He knew this didn't mean it wasn't a good investment, so he began taking these potential loans to individual investors to fund. These opportunities allowed borrowers to obtain the financing they needed and provided the investors with nice returns.  After several of these transactions, Randy began to focus on brokering these loans between borrowers and investors, not for just his clients but others too, and Hopkins Financial Services took root!

In April 1994, Hopkins Loan Services, Inc. was established to serve our clients better. HLS is designed to offer our clients professional escrow setup and loan servicing.

Since starting Hopkins Financial, the company has funded over a billion dollars of real estate loans and transactions with over 500 private investors. In addition to funding loans, HFS continues to provide professional REALTOR services for our clients looking for representation is purchasing or selling all types of real estate.

Meet Our Principals


Randy Hopkins

President / CEO / Founder

Loan Originator
NMLS# 102246, MLO#4059
RE-LIC# DB3674
Office: 208.467.5467
Phone: 208.250.5534


Brian L. Murphy

Controller / CFO / CPA

Investor Relations
Office: 208.467.5467


Aaron Van Der Aa

Vice President / General Manager

Loan Originator
RE-LIC# SP47501
NMLS# 102286, MLO#4057
Office: 208.467.5467
Phone: 208.250.5544


Stacey Harris

Real Estate Owned Asset Manager

Loan Originator
Associate Broker REALTOR®
RE License# AB30502
NMLS# 917834, MLO#13878
Phone: 208.914.1981
Phone: 208.467.5467