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Legacy Home Loans has changed its name to Steadfast Mortgage to reflect the company’s superior customer service, growing market share, and expanded product offerings.

“Our company has grown substantially over the past 12 months, evolving from a smaller in-house mortgage company to a best-in-class mortgage bank based in Nashville,” said Shawn Meehan, president of Steadfast Mortgage. “It made sense to rebrand to reflect the significant changes to and growth in our business. The name Steadfast represents our reliable and trustworthy loan officers and support team.”

Steadfast ranks among Middle Tennessee’s top five residential mortgage lenders by closed loan volume and offers numerous new mortgage products with the most competitive rates for both conforming and jumbo loans. The company has also expanded its offerings with innovative programs, such as the Guaranteed Closing Program, designed to help buyers differentiate their offers in the competitive Middle Tennessee real estate market.

Steadfast has welcomed multiple high-producing mortgage advisors to its team this year, expanding its footprint to include Wilson County in addition to Davidson, Williamson, Sumner, and Rutherford counties. Adding the historic production of these loan advisors to Steadfast’s current seasoned lenders puts Steadfast on pace to close over $1 billion in loans next year.

Among the bank’s new mortgage advisors are:

Billy Winfree: Prior to joining the Steadfast Mortgage team, Winfree worked for Pinnacle and F&M Bank where he was the top producer every year since 2009. Scotsman Guide ranked Winfree as a top originator in the U.S. for most loans closed and/or top dollar volume for the past 12 years. Locally, he has received the Nashville Mortgage Bankers Association’s prestigious annual Top Producer Award six times throughout his career. With an impressive career volume of over $1.5 billion in funded loans, Winfree has established himself as one of the best in the business.

Christian Poling: An 18-year veteran of the mortgage industry in Nashville, Poling came to Steadfast from Capstar Bank. The Nashville Mortgage Bankers Association presented Poling a Platinum Award for 2020 production volume. Poling’s personable welcoming approach with clients and their realtors has earned him a stellar reputation among lenders. Focusing on Nashville’s urban core and Williamson County, Poling’s efforts ensure knowledgeable clientele, exceptional loan terms, and a smooth process from the moment of introduction all the way to closing day.

Connie Eddy: A Nashville Mortgage Bankers Association Platinum Award producer, Eddy has been financing home buyers in the Nashville area for 25 years. An expert in the urban condo market, Eddy also understands the complexity of self-employed buyers and loves to help first-time homebuyers realize their dream of homeownership.

Roger Gore: Now in his 25th year as a trusted mortgage lender, Gore has been consistently recognized as a top producer by the Nashville Mortgage Bankers Association.  He is passionate about guiding each client through the mortgage process every step of the way, from application to closing, and beyond. Gore’s team strives for a smooth, stress-free process and on-time closings.

Mike Smalling: Bringing more than 30 years of mortgage production experience to the Steadfast team, throughout his career, Smalling has assisted over 10,000 families as they've purchased home in the Nashville market. Currently, he ranks in the top five in production volume for all loan officers in the state of Tennessee. Smalling takes a consultative approach with all of his clients, making sure they are purchasing or refinancing in a manner that benefits them as they pursue their own financial success. His team is committed to creating lifetime clients by providing a process that is incredibly efficient while giving them access to the best rate and product options available.

Taylor Bowers: A knowledgeable and trusted top-producing mortgage advisor, Bowers has been servicing the Middle Tennessee and Wilson County market for more than 16 years. He joined Steadfast Mortgage after 14 years with Pinnacle Bank and is excited about the many different product offerings available to his clients. Bowers has served as a preferred lender to local builders, successfully providing on-time closings and exceptional customer service with great success. His focus will continue to be on developing partnerships with local builders and real estate agents to offer clients a network of success as they expand their real estate portfolios.

About Steadfast Mortgage

Founded in 2014 and based in Nashville, Tennessee, Steadfast Mortgage is a mortgage lender serving the entire state of Tennessee with multiple loan programs for various borrower needs. Steadfast offers a wide array of mortgage loan products including FHA, USDA, Jumbo, VA loans, investment tools, helpful articles and quality service, and individual attention. For more information, visit steadfastmortgage.com.

* Specific loan program availability and requirements may vary. Please get in touch with the mortgage advisor for more information.