Our team’s focus at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation allows individuals and families to have one point of contact no matter where they go across the nation. Fairway’s unique infrastructure is specifically built to service real estate agent, builders, and employers. The Fairway team has expertise in working with clients across the country, forged by serving military families in all 50 states. Some of those families have relocated many times, and Fairway has been there every step of the way as they have continued their journeys. The Fairway team isn’t just here for this transaction; we are here to build lifelong relationships.
Recently, their branch held a Client Appreciation Event in Prince George’s County, MD. During dinner, their branch manager Joel Farrell spoke about his “why”. They like for their clients to understand “WHY” they do what they do, and why they care as much as we do.
It all started with one US Military Veteran in Virginia. He came to them after another lender took advantage of him 5 years ago. What they learned would prove to be invaluable. Since then, they’ve been on a mission. While other lenders do business their way, they pledge to always do business the FAIR way.
Take 3 minutes to watch this short video to learn WHY their little Fairway Independent Mortgage branch goes above beyond to protect your best interests.
Bill Shillington, Loan Officer
Bill Shillington has over ten years of experience within the mortgage industry. Bill began his career at a local title company in 2006, where he learned everything from what documents are included in a mortgage package to how important it is to have a clear chain of title. After learning the ins and outs of mortgage at the title company, Bill’s career progressed to several roles within the financial services spectrum. He settled in as loan officer, assisting clients that ranged from buying their first homes to borrowers who were relocating with their company and buying their eighth home in five years.
Bill’s hands-on, consultative approach is what makes him successful. He is committed to being a trusted advisor to his clients by taking the extra time to ensure that they fully understand their options and the process as a whole. Bill understands that the client’s home is often their most treasured and important asset. The home purchase process may seem daunting to some, but Bill makes the process as simple and transparent as possible in today’s lending environment.
Bill has a B.S. in Finance and an M.S. in Accounting.
Jordan Newcomer, Loan Officer
Jordan Newcomer is a solid, conservative, client-centered loan officer who specializes in VA, FHA, and conventional financing as well as new-construction/builder financing. He offers the right solution for every potential homebuyer. A long-time veteran of the mortgage industry, Jordan prides himself in being part of the resurgence of the housing market and helping many of his clients move into their first homes.
Jordan believes that the most important thing that he does on a daily basis is set expectations with homebuyers. The mortgage industry has changed, making the loan process more challenging. If you aren’t an expert, then you need one to guide you – and that is what Jordan does for each of his clients. Jordan’s favorite part of the day is when clients tell him, “This process went exactly how you told me it would, and I can’t imagine having done this without you.”
Felicia Govro, Mortgage Loan Officer
Felicia Govro has a wide range of expertise in the mortgage industry. She has worked with relocation clients who are moving around the world, not throughout the United States, as well as many local clients who are looking for their first home or their dream home. Felicia believes that one of the most important things you can do for your clients is to be a great listener. You really need to understand your clients’ needs and know how to ask the right questions to fit them into the right loan program. You also need be an effective communicator, have a zest for details, and know your products. Felicia brings these skills to the table throughout the mortgage experience. Her goal is to minimize your time and make your transactions as seamless as possible. Felicia looks forward to helping you with all of your mortgage needs.
Bobby Jones, Loan Officer
Whether you are looking to buy, build, or refinance your home, Bobby Jones is ready to help. Working at Fairway Independent Mortgage allows him to offer a variety of loan options that can help you achieve homeownership with the speed and service you deserve. Bobby is dedicated to finding the right loan with the best rate, terms, and cost to meet your specific needs.
Financing a home is one of the biggest commitments you will ever make – let Bobby guide you throughout the entire loan process from application to closing and beyond. He looks forward to putting his mortgage service to work for you!
Steve Dieckhaus, Mortgage Planner
Over the years, Steve Dieckhaus has built his reputation by setting crystal clear expectations, communicating proactively, under promising, and over delivering. Working at Fairway Independent Mortgage allows him to offer a variety of loan options that can help you achieve homeownership with the speed and service you deserve. Steve's work ethic and experience makes him the ideal Loan Officer to find you the right loan with the best rate, terms, and cost to meet your specific needs. Let Steve guide you throughout the entire loan process from application to closing and beyond. He looks forward to putting his mortgage service to work for you!
After Steve finished his college football career as a NCAA All-American, Team Captain, and Team MVP at Washburn University he started his mortgage legacy in the banking industry. Steve joins Fairway after previously originating loans for two of the largest banks in the world. Steve and his wife Ember, have a beautiful little girl named Stevie Lou.
Joel Farrell, Branch Manager
Joel Farrell has been in the mortgage industry for over a decade. He specializes in working with military clientele across the country, as well as several builders in the MD, VA, and NC areas. Joel's successes can be attributed to a relentless work ethic and an uncanny desire to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Joel believes accessibility and transparency are the leading qualities for delivering great customer service and are fundamental for developing return business.
Mike Swaleh, Branch Manager
Michael Swaleh is a ten-year veteran of the mortgage industry, but his path and experiences are a little different. Originally licensed as a Financial Advisor, Mike moved to mortgages in 2006, around the time that he earned his Master's in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. He quickly rose to management ranks due to an unrelenting focus on accountability, quality, and expectation setting.
In 2013, Mike had the opportunity of a lifetime to star on Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race as leader of the Tikka Tikka Taco truck. He brought with him his Army veteran brother and their uncle, and they sought out to win a food truck! After two months, and seven grueling episodes, they took second place out of eight teams. It was through this endeavor that Mike was introduced to the world of web-based marketing.
Mike has done it all, and has a lot to share. He graduated with a B.S. in Commerce from Santa Clara University in 2005. While he comes from a military family, he himself has not served. “The joke in my family is that all of my brothers went into the military except me, who went to grad school so that I could teach everyone else how to live when they got out.”