Preferred Lenders & Partners

Jonathan Smith

Southern Fidelity Mortgage Group

Jonathan Smith is a licensed mortgage loan officer with Southern Fidelity Mortgage Group of Huntsville. He has served the North Alabama market for over 21 years. With his experience and knowledge in all real estate markets you can trust that he is best suited to guide you through the complex mortgage process. He works with multiple lenders to ensure he provides his clients with the best products and rates available.  He doesn’t view his business as purely transactional but is looking to develop and foster long lasting relationships. He and his team will be with you every step of the way.  Whether you are buying, building or refinancing your current home Jonathan is here to serve you.

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.

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