Preferred Lenders & Partners

Teresa Hagood

Movement Mortgage

Teresa Hagood is a loan officer with Movement Mortgage and has been in the mortgage business since 1999. She has extensive knowledge and experience working with first-time homebuyers, growing families, and empty nesters. There is nothing she loves more than helping her customers realize the dream of owning a home. She would love the opportunity to help you as well! 

Leo T. Gilliland

Merit Bank

Leo Gilliland leads the Mortgage Division for Merit Bank, a fast-growing community bank headquartered right here in North Alabama.  While working in finance for the last 18 years, Leo has concurrently served in the United States Marine Corps and Army Reserves for more than 20 years. He serves his clients by identifying their needs and finding the home loan option that suits them best. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, veteran, looking to build a new home, or just looking to refinance, Leo can assess your entire financial picture and structure the most appropriate financing strategies to fit your needs.

Whitney Skipworth

First Metro Bank

As part of the First Metro Bank Mortgage Services team, my job is to make your dreams of homeownership come true and leave the memory making up to you—our neighbor. Our commitment and devotion to you, coupled with our experienced mortgage team, allows us to determine which program best suits your needs. After all, we understand the profound impact that homeownership can have on you and your family. We consider it an absolute privilege to serve you.

Tracy Flesch

Merit Bank

Tracy Flesch is a local, trusted, and experienced Loan Officer. He is committed to quality customer service — putting the people he serves first. Tracy has more than 12 years of experience as a loan officer, over 2,000 closings, and has closed every type of mortgage available. He believes the process of finding your dream home should be personal and tailored to each individual, couple, or family. You can rest assured that he will remain available to you throughout the entire financing process.

Tracy’s office is off Governors Drive and I-565 in Huntsville. The entire mortgage application process can be completed online or in person.

Winter Homes is a custom home building and remodeling company based in Athens, Alabama, that has integrated distinctive home designs into surrounding communities, neighborhoods and coveted residential landscapes. Whether building on your site or one of our many available lots, Winter Homes is recognized among North Alabama’s custom home builders for its excellent build-to-suit approach. Guiding home buyers through a simple, step-by-step process, we enhance the building experience by providing practical advice, flexible accommodations, and educational insight.

Kenny Winter, President & CEO of Winter Homes, LLC