Ben has been a mortgage professional since 1991, and has been a part of Midwest BankCentre’s mortgage team since 2010. To Ben, the best part of being a mortgage professional is developing relationships with his customers. As a tribute to his success, most of Ben’s business is derived from past client referrals, which is extremely rewarding.
Ben states, “My approach with my client is always educational. I finance properties every day, but that is not the case for my client. Explaining the process, along with asking and answering the right questions is imperative to a positive client experience.”
Ben has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Missouri State University. He currently lives in Weldon Spring with his wife and two children. In his free time, Ben is an avid runner and triathlete.
Kathy has been a dedicated part of Midwest BankCentre for 21 years, of which 18 have been spent with the Mortgage Team. Her willingness to listen and attention to detail enable her to give sound advice and provide the best mortgage options for each of her clients.
Kathy comes from a family of educators, and she takes great pride in making sure her clients understand each step of the transaction whether refinancing or purchasing a home. From the pre-approval process to receiving your keys, you can count on Kathy to give you sound advice and to keep you informed throughout the entire process. Though Kathy’s top priority is making sure her customers are satisfied with the service they have received, to Kathy, “the greatest compliment is when I receive a referral from a former client, especially when they refer their own family.”
Kathy and her family are active members of the community and support several local charitable organizations. Kathy has been married for 35 years and has two grown sons and two grandchildren.
Dion has worked in the banking and finance industry for over 15 years. He has knowledge and experience with many aspects of home lending and he enjoys guiding his clients through all of the steps necessary to help improve their financial situation.
Whether you are buying a new home, refinancing or improving your current property, Dion delivers customer service centered on your family's needs. Dion will help you select the type of loan that is right for you including VA, FHA, Conforming Loans, Construction Loans, Jumbo Mortgages and First Time Buyer programs.
For 25 years, Rich has consistently ranked among the top 10 mortgage originators in St. Louis. Rich, with the assistance of his experienced and professional team, has helped over 3,000 families realize their dream of home ownership, and he is one of only a handful of mortgage originators with over $1 Billion in home loans.
Rich earns his business from local realtors, home builders, financial planners, and most of all, referrals from satisfied customers. Many real estate professionals not only refer their home buyers to Rich, but are clients themselves. Rich counsels borrowers in selecting a loan program that serves their best interests while providing dependable expert advice throughout the entire process.
A born and raised St. Louisan, Rich is a graduate of St. Louis Country Day School and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Denison University. He was a two time All-American swimmer in college, and knows that hard work pays enormous dividends.
Mark has been a part of the Midwest BankCentre Mortgage team for over 11 years and has been providing the highest level of service for his customers for over 30 years. His knowledge of the mortgage industry and its products, as well as the rapidly changing regulatory requirements, ensures you will receive the best options for your transaction and your unique situation.
Mark is always available to discuss your individual needs - “The mortgage transaction should never be approached with a cookie cutter mentality. I will always provide you with several alternatives that contain sound choices resulting in a mortgage program that is the right fit for you and your family.”
He will approach your transaction as a partner and advisor; he will even attend your closing to make sure your best interests are protected. Mark says, “Financial transactions are two parts finance and one part emotion. At Midwest BankCentre our goal is to conduct your transaction in an efficient, no-hassle manner. I am always available to answer your questions or provide a no-cost pre-approval and credit review in a timely and professional manner.”
If you have had a less than satisfactory experience with another lender give Mark a call and experience the full service approach!
Karen has worked in the banking industry her entire career, providing sound financial advice to her customers throughout that time. Over the past 25 years, her focus has been in mortgage lending, counseling clients with their best options for mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit, bridge loans and construction loans.
Karen works with many sources including realtors, financial planners, accountants and attorneys, but the majority of her clients are referrals from past clients. They want their family, friends and co-workers to have the same positive experience with Karen as they enjoyed.
Karen takes a holistic approach to the mortgage transaction, looking at the entire financial picture with her clients, not just the immediate transaction. She provides each client various options, allowing them to choose what works best in helping meet their long-term goals. Karen is available from the initial application and counseling to attending the loan closing, to make sure her clients understand the entire process.
Karen attended Webster University and is a past board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association. She enjoys spending time with her family and enjoys playing golf and traveling in her spare time.
Tom has over 20 years experience in the banking and finance industry and has been with Midwest BankCentre since 2010. His experience ensures he understands all of the aspects of home lending. Whether you are buying a new home, refinancing or improving your current property, Tom delivers customer service centered on your family's needs. Tom will help you select the type of loan that is right for you; VA, FHA, Conforming Loans, Construction Loans, Jumbo Mortgages and First Time Buyer Programs. You can be sure that Tom will guide you through all of the steps to help put yourself in a better financial situation.
Tom was born and raised in St. Louis. He attended Clayton High School in St. Louis and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Christian University.
Bob has consistently ranked among the top mortgage originators in the St. Louis area for the past 30+ years. Bob has assisted more than 6,000 local families realize their dream of home ownership.
During Bob’s 30+ years, he has received several national awards from Freddie Mac, Rural Housing Authority, National Rural Electric Cooperatives, Bank of America and the Department of Energy.
Bob specializes in helping his clients get loans for the home of their dreams! If you’re buying an existing home, building a new home or increasing your home’s energy efficiency, Bob can help. His clients say his success is due to his unique ability to listen to their financial needs and help them achieve their long-term financial goals.
Bob lives in St. Louis with his wife. They have three grown children and are very involved in their community, supporting several charitable organizations. Bob currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the St. Louis County Community Chorus.
Gloria has been part of the Midwest BankCentre team since 1980. Gloria specializes in FHA and conventional loan products and feels her greatest successes come when she’s helping first time home buyers realize their dream of home ownership. Gloria counsels borrowers to help them determine a loan program that serves their best interests while providing excellent customer service throughout the entire process.
“Purchasing a home is a customer’s biggest investment and finding the right professional to work with is the key to success. Borrowers should seek a lender who takes the time to listen, is easily accessible, and overall has a genuine concern for each customer’s unique situation.”
Gloria lives and works in South County and has been involved in many non- profit organizations throughout the years. She is currently volunteering with Lemay Housing Partnership and Beyond Housing as a trainer in First Time Homebuyer Education classes. In her free time, Gloria enjoys spending time with her family and playing golf.
Laurie has enjoyed much success in the mortgage industry since 1989. She believes in educating clients about the mortgage process from start to finish, and takes the time to carefully explain each step of the buying or refinancing process.
Laurie says, "I want my clients to really understand the process and to have comfort in knowing they are working with someone who has their best interests at heart. I truly love helping clients achieve their financial goals.”
She strives to make the entire process a stress free experience and even has an interactive loan option worksheet which helps to demonstrate different loan options that will best meet her clients’ needs.