Valentin Rodriguez

Loan Officer



Branch Address

601 West Northwest Highway, Suite 100B, Grapevine, TX 76051


Cell: 919-302-1820

Office: 817-618-2976

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Valentin “Val” Rodriguez was born in 1956 to a Cuban legal immigrant father who played pro baseball and a Tennessean mother, so he’s a special blend. He was born and raised in Ocoee, Florida and went to Ocoee High School, where he was junior and senior class president

Val is the most magnanimous, outgoing, fun, gregarious personality you’ll ever meet. People love him. He brings 48 years of experience in large-team management, motivational mentoring, leadership and team-building to MiMutual. But, it’s really Val’s lifelong practice of integrating every part of his life into the whole – i.e., integrity. It is his entire life that impacts those in his world whether family or friend, colleague or competitor. Leadership by example

Val worked retail and several jobs to support his family. In 1977, he began working at the Marriott Corporation’s management program. He was there until 1980, at which point he began working in grocery store management at Goodings. In 1992, Val went into youth ministry and private school coaching in Raleigh, North Carolina, where his team won a state championship in basketball.

After a brief return to Goodings, Val came to work with Noel Cookman in 1996. He then continued working in the grocery business in 2000 at Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods until 2021. During his time in the grocery business, Val specialized in turning under-preforming stores around. He won “Store Director of the Year” for 75-Store Chain in 2010, helped develop a new company makeover, participated in Special Projects, trained new managers, and opened several new stores—most of which had between 100-150 employees. Val returned to work with Noel Cookman at The Mortgage Institute in early 2022. A happy reunion

Val is passionate about sports. His mother said that growing up, he “had a ball for a brain.” He is a huge fan of the Miami Hurricanes, Baltimore/Indy Colts, and the Boston Red Sox. He also loves golf. At Ocoee High School, Val played football and baseball. He was starting third baseman on the 1973 state baseball champions in Florida; was all-conference in baseball for junior/senior seasons; his baseball team was playing for championships 1972, 1973, and 1974, and he was recruited to play both baseball and football in college.

Besides loving sports, Val puts God and his family first. God has always been Val’s North Star, as He has performed many miracles in Val’s life, putting him in places and allowing him to meet people that others only dream about. Since 1974, Val has been married to his wife Sherry, with whom he shares three children: Van (Kristy), Shawnie (Tony), and Shannon (Adam). They also have ten grandchildren and one great-grandson, born November 10, 2022.

Mortgage Programs Explained

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to mortgage lending. MiMutual has numerous loan options to fit every budget and situation. At MiMutual Mortgage, you can expect a one-on-one consultation to determine the right loan program for your unique situation.