Darren is a 26 year veteran to the mortgage industry where he started his career as a loan officer in the Washington DC area. In 1997 he moved from Washington DC to Lexington to get closer to family and start his own mortgage company at the age of 25. He started in a 10 by 10 office by himself and at one point had over 50 employees doing loans in all 50 states. In 2005 he saw the internet lending business changing at a fast pace and decided to switch business models from a multi-state internet business to helping people in his local community. He wanted to build the business on customized service for each client, excellent communication, competitive rates and products. More importantly, it was built around solid and moral values. Since then he has built and unbelievable team that is considered one of the leading mortgage companies in the Central KY area.
Aside from work, Darren loves to spend most of his time with his wife Amy, daughter Sophia, and his twin daughters Abby and Hadley. He loves skiing in the winter with his family more than anything. He is actively involved at Immanuel Baptist Church. In his spare time, he also enjoys fishing in the mountains or playing golf.
As a 15 year veteran Loan Officer, Jesse understands that lasting business relationships are built by providing the highest level of customer service possible. Every borrower has unique financing concerns and that's why Jesse's goal is to design the right financing program while making the entire process stress-free. Jesse assists and caters to a wide array of clientele including first time home buyers, investors, builders, and current home owners wishing to purchase a new home or refinance their existing mortgage. Jesse is very active within his local realtor community, and is dedicated to the success of his realtor partners, and is even a volunteer instructor at the Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors where he teaches a home finance class to all new Realtors that join the association. If you are in need of home financing, Jesse would love the opportunity to earn your business. He is available days, nights, and weekends at (859) 361-0309 and he promises to deliver timely, dependable, and professional service at all times.
Katy Jones has spent 1/3 of her life inside the Central KY Real Estate industry. Born and raised in far western KY, she came to Lexington to pursue a degree in Public Relations from UK and during that time began apprenticing, and then interning for the Lexington - Bluegrass Association of REALTORS (LBAR). After graduation she began the rest of her 6.5 years with LBAR as a full-time Communications Director. Now almost 4 years into her mortgage career she is still working tirelessly to promote the value of home-ownership.
Katy enjoys live music, her senior rescue mutt Gertrude, skiing, travel, days at the lake and supporting the local community she loves!
Derek is an experienced loan officer who relishes the opportunity to walk homebuyers through the mortgage process. He prides himself on offering the most efficient, stress-free, and, whenever possible, FUN experience possible.
Frequent and clear communication, as well as a robust knowledge of the full suite of mortgage products are what set him apart within a crowded marketplace. He works nights, weekends, or whenever is required, and takes a very personal interest in his customers and the success of their transaction.
When Derek is not championing the cause for his clients, you can find him playing dollhouses with his daughter, working on the production team at Southland Christian Church, or playing some golf (although he vows to quit the game almost every round).
Brad Schooler is a family first man; and if you do business with Brad Schooler you will feel like family. Brad studied mathematics at Eastern Kentucky University. He has 20 years of experience in the sales and customer relations industry. Taking those twenty years of experience and coupling it with his love of numbers; Brad has begun a bright and promising career with the Bank of England Mortgage. He is a full time father, who preaches honesty and integrity to his kids above all else. Brad brings these principles to his business life as well.
As a Senior Loan Officer, Ashley specializes in residential lending solutions and offers multiple mortgage products including Conventional, FHA, VA, Rural Housing, Kentucky Housing, and Jumbo financing. Professionally, Ashley was previously a nationally recognized Mortgage Banker with Chase for five years where she discovered her passion for lending and finance. While mortgage lending can be stressful and fast paced, Ashley finds it to be incredibly rewarding and is motivated by having the opportunity to have a positive impact on others. She attributes her success to clear and consistent communication throughout the loan transaction, and her willingness to go above and beyond for her clients. Ashley has a Bachelor's of Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Kentucky and is an active volunteer in the community. She attends Harmony Christian Church, is a board member with the Mortgage Bankers Association, and volunteers for The Gathering Place, The Hope Center and Realtor Community Housing Foundation.