New Hires

Welcome Patrick Kelly!

Jun 11
Category | New Hires

Homestead Funding would like to welcome Area Manager Patrick Kelly to our Stamford, CT branch! Patrick brings with him nineteen years of mortgage and finance industry experience.

Patrick says that he works hard to ensure that his clients have a great experience during their loan process. He explained that making things as simple as possible is key to a successful transaction. Patrick is also dedicated to finding the loan programs that work for his clients, not the other way around.

Welcome, Patrick!

New Hires

Welcome James Huestis!

Jan 27
Category | New Hires

Homestead Funding is pleased to announce that James Heustis is now a Licensed Loan Originator in our Wappingers Falls, NY branch. James brings twelve years of origination experience with him. In addition to being a Loan Originator, James also works in law enforcement.

During his free time, James likes to play baseball and golf. He is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport where he received a General degree with a concentration in Business.

James says he is glad to join Homestead Funding because the company offers a good opportunity for him to work.

Welcome, James!

New Hires

Welcome John Schlobohm!

Jan 21
Category | New Hires

Homestead Funding is happy to welcome John Schlobohm to our Danbury, CT office. John brings over 25 years of mortgage industry experience with him. In addition to working with mortgages, John has also spent many years in the field of financial services. John says he is excited to be a part of Homestead because of its great product portfolio and reputation for exceptional service.

John enjoys volunteering and is involved with several local organizations. He also likes to go boating, travel, and playing with motorcycles. A Connecticut Magazine Top Mortgage Professional, John has closed over 6,000 loans during his career. He is a New Fairfield, CT native and still calls the Candlewood Lake area home.

Welcome, John!


New Hires

Welcome Jacques Laubert!

Jan 20
Category | New Hires

Homestead Funding would like to welcome Jacques Laubert to our Southern Tier sales team! Jacques brings extensive mortgage industry experience with him including having owned a mortgage brokerage, and managing a sales team covering the Southern Tier.

Born in Manhattan, Jacques moved to the Southern Tier in 1994, after marrying his wife, Jeannie. Together they have triplet daughters who are sixteen. He is devoted to spending time with his children and supports them at sporting events and school activities. An outdoor man, he enjoys hiking and loves to be at his family’s lake cottage. 

Jacques says he is happy to join Homestead Funding because of the company’s dedication to the borrower experience,  and its excellent operations team.

Welcome, Jacques!

New Hires

Welcome Kerry Koehler!

Jul 7
Category | New Hires


Homestead Funding would like to welcome Kerry Koehler to our Florida sales team! Kerry brings ten years of mortgage industry experience with her and is happy to share her expertise with Homestead and her clients. Kerry says she wants to make sure her clients are educated and know that she is always happy to answer any questions they may have during the loan process. “I believe knowledge is power, so I educate my clients with every step of the way,” she said. 

Originally from Sterling Heights, Michigan, Kerry now lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida with her husband and three children. During her free time, Kerry likes to decorate and spend time with her family. She also volunteers at a local animal shelter with her son and daughters. 

Kerry says she is glad to be a part of the Homestead team for several reasons including the company’s family atmosphere, the resources that are available for sales personnel, and because everyone works hard to make sure the job gets done.

Welcome to Homestead, Kerry!

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