Sometimes finding your dream home can be the easy part, but making it yours gets complicated. These local professionals are some of the best in the area at making that dream a reality. 

Little Rock Soirée surveyed recent homebuyers and financial peers to compile this list of the metro's top mortgage professionals, all currently licensed and registered with the state regulatory board.


In the linked profiles below, you'll meet some of these professionals through paid promotional content. Whether they choose to advertise in the magazine has no bearing on this list. For more information on how we put together this list, see List Methodology & Disclaimers at the bottom of this page.


  • Rabih Aboukheir, Eagle Bank & Trust Company
  • Jake Arey, Eagle Bank & Trust Company
  • Jeff Baggett, Bank of Little Rock Mortgage
  • Jennifer Ballheimer, Mortgage Financial Services
  • Kimberly Benson, US Bank Mortgage
  • Tracy Bentley, US Bank Mortgage
  • Savannah Bowers, Arkansas Federal Credit Union
  • Keith Carlson, Guaranteed Rate
  • Nathan Chamblee, Mortgage Financial Services
  • Kristy Cockrum, Arkansas Federal Credit Union
  • Robby Cole, Benchmark Home Loans
  • Joshua Colvin, Highlands Mortgage
  • Justin Cotton, Cornerstone Home Lending
  • Olivia Davis, Arvest Bank 
  • Patrick Dennis, Bank of Little Rock Mortgage
  • Lauren Felton, Gateway Mortgage
  • Matthew Finley, Regions Bank
  • Steve Fischer, Highlands Mortgage
  • Trevor Halbrook, Motto Mortgage Alliance
  • Frank Hall, First Horizon Bank
  • Jacob Hall, Regions Bank
  • Shannon Howland, Arvest Bank 
  • Allan Huddleston, Bank of Little Rock Mortgage
  • David Johnson, Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.
  • Matt Kaczor, First Horizon Bank
  • John Kerr, Bank of England Mortgage
  • Tyler Keszeg, FirstTrust Home Loans
  • Tyler Koettel, Arvest Bank 
  • Chris Ledbetter, FirstTrust Home Loans
  • Shane Lester, Citywide Professional Lending Inc.
  • Matthew Lewis, Regions Bank
  • Zack Lovett, Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.
  • Lee Maris, Bank of Little Rock Mortgage
  • GG Millard, Benchmark Home Loans
  • Sam Moore, Eagle Bank & Trust Company
  • Zachary Neel, FirstTrust Home Loans
  • Shayna Oltmans, FirstTrust Home Loans
  • Duke Pearson, FirstTrust Home Loans
  • Cory Pierce, Caliber Home Loans
  • Greg Ramer, Gateway Mortgage
  • Steven Reynolds, Eagle Bank & Trust Company
  • Jacob Rice, Bank of Little Rock Mortgage
  • Kathy Rice, Gateway Mortgage
  • Kimberly Schleider, Bank of England Mortgage
  • Hunter Scott, Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.
  • Amanda Shelnut, Bank of Little Rock Mortgage
  • Cooper Skelton, FirstTrust Home Loans
  • Carla Smith, FirstTrust Home Loans
  • Michael Sparks, Arvest Bank 
  • Scott Taylor, Mortgage Financial Services
  • AJ Thomas, Centennial Bank
  • April Thomas, Guaranteed Rate
  • Dio Vannucci, Cornerstone Home Lending
  • Jessica Velez, Arvest Bank 
  • Michael Wallace, New American Funding
  • Lee Welfel, Community Mortgage
  • Thomas Williams, Arvest Bank
  • Evelyn Witham, Arkansas Federal Credit Union
  • Russell Wolf, FirstTrust Home Loans
  • Gabriel Womack, Guaranteed Rate
  • Bob Worthington, Bank of Little Rock Mortgage

 

List Methodology & Disclaimers:

Little Rock Soirée partnered with DataJoe Research, a software and research company specializing in data collection and verification, to conduct a survey on our behalf. To create this list, DataJoe Research facilitated an online peer-voting process. DataJoe also conducted extensive media analysis to factor in community perception and achievements to collect additional data for scoring. 

After collecting nominations and factoring additional information from the media analysis, DataJoe checked and confirmed that each published winner had a current, active license status with the state regulatory board. If we were not able to find evidence of a mortgage professional's current, active registration with the state regulatory board, that mortgage professional was excluded from the list. Finally, DataJoe presented the tallied result to the magazine for our final review and adjustments.

We recognize there are many quality mortgage professionals who are not shown in this list. This is a sampling of the huge array of talented professionals within the region. Inclusion in the list is based on the responses collected through our survey. 

Little Rock Soirée and DataJoe use best practices and exercise great care in assembling content for this list. We do not assume, and hereby disclaim, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause. All rights reserved.