Michael Farrell started working in mortgage lending in 1998 after coming home from a 4-year mission experience in Ecuador, South America with the Salesians of Don Bosco. He worked 2 years with a national mortgage lender as a loan officer and then was promoted into management for a 5-year tenure. In 2006, he founded Grandview Home Loans, which was rebranded to Grandview Lending in 2009. Grandview Lending has helped over a thousand clients obtain new homes or lower their monthly costs of their current homes. After his time in Ecuador, Michael learned Spanish and has been able to provide mortgage services to the Hispanic community. Después de su tiempo en Ecuador, Michael aprendió español y ha podido proveer servicios hipotecarios para la comunidad hispana.
Michael is a graduate of Indiana University and got his master’s degree at St. Meinrad Seminary. With a background in ministry, his passion is to help people. He has been able to keep his missionary spirit by helping people acquire one of their biggest assets: their home. Michael is a dedicated father to 7 children ranging in ages from 7 to 22 years old.
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In March 2012, Tim Egan joined Grandview Lending. Tim has entered his tenth year as a licensed loan officer. He has almost twenty years of experience in real estate and consumer financing. With that experience, you can expect Tim to deliver expert advice and service. He enjoys helping families by “saving” the loans that the big banks turn down. Grandview Lending continues to be a great fit for Tim. He believes wholeheartedly in Grandview’s mission of serving families with integrity.
In his years at Grandview Lending, Tim has hundreds of stories from first time home buyers, veterans, and friends, new and old, whom he has been able to assist with the goals of home ownership and financial stability. Tim has been married to his wife of 20 years Rose Egan. Together, they have five living children: Andrew 17, Joseph 16, Max 14, Roch 13 and Manny 11. As a family, they attend Holy Rosary parish in downtown Indianapolis. Expect to find Tim and Rose in constant motion chasing the extracurricular, athletic, social and service activities of their five boys.
Tim Ayers has been in the mortgage industry as a banker, broker, or lender for twenty years. Tim and his family have lived in Zionsville for 14 years. He is a published author of the book, “Fooled Me Once.”
Due to the changes in the mortgage lending industry, Tim decided to re-enter the industry and make a point of working with a firm that is honest, sincere and has integrity. Grandview Lending fit the criterion and more. Grandview Lending truly is like a family.
Durrell was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He briefly lived in Nashville where he attended Tennessee State University for two years. He is a graduate of Indiana Tech, obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He also holds a Master of Science in Financial Planning (MSFP) from the University of Georgia. Durrell started working in the banking industry in 2016 at a Fortune 500 bank where he gained invaluable skills and experience in finance. Durrell was drawn to Grandview Lending after learning the philosophy and success of the company from the owner and meeting some of the employees during the interview process. Durrell and Grandview share the same philosophy of going above and beyond for its clients. Durrell has a reputation for being timely, an effective communicator, honest, personable, authentic, and a person who has a client first mentality, valuing relationships, and providing great client experience. When asked why he chose to pursue the financial industry, he always takes it back to his time in undergraduate during a personal finance class. “I realized during that class that I did not know much about investments, taxes, insurance, etc. This led me to figure out a way to get into the industry and sparked my desire to help people become financially empowered and more knowledgeable.”
In his spare time, he loves to travel and experience the different people, architecture and vibe that makes each city unique. During a recent trip to San Francisco, he discovered his passion for the outdoors after visiting the Sequoia National Park and experiencing the beauty of God’s creation, nature, and some of the biggest and oldest trees on Earth. Durrell is married and the father of two children.
Debra has a 10+ year career in mortgage finance In her 10+ years, she has seen a lot which is why she has become very discerning and considers herself fortunate to be part of the team at Grandview Lending. It is important to her that Grandview is about integrity and always doing the right thing for everyone.
Debra enjoys the challenge of finding the best loan and rate for every individual. She also appreciates that working with a broker vs a lender allows for greater advocacy on behalf of her clients as well as access to better rates. She loves that working with a broker makes it much easier to be successful in getting clients a loan and getting them the best possible loan for them!
Debra really enjoys and appreciates creating a real connection and establishing long term relationships with her clients. She states that she has been blessed with repeat and referral business and that it is such an honor when clients refer others or call her back, even if it’s just to ask some questions. Repeat and referral business is everything in this industry!
Debra is authentic, honest and a straight shooter. She strives to provide value and outstanding service.
Debra would love to be the one you choose for your mortgage needs!
A born and bred Hoosier, Faye Fitzgerald has been employed in the credit/finance industry since 1976. Faye takes great pride in personally assisting borrowers, so they can attain their financial goals. Whether it’s a purchase or a refinance, the satisfaction is the same. As a mortgage processor, she is there to simplify the steps between the lender and the borrower. Faye says, “Grandview Lending allows for that personal touch that the big corporations can’t or won’t supply. Every employee and client is part of the Grandview ‘family.’”
Loan Officer Assistant
Hillary Dunham is a graduate of Ball State University with over 10 years of customer service experience, 5 of those years being in the mortgage industry. She is detail oriented and enjoys building relationships with each client she helps. Hillary works with Mike and Kimberly as a Loan Officer Assistant to serve as the liaison during the initial mortgage process. She decided to join the team at Grandview after her first meeting with Mike. He described himself and his team with the culture, integrity, and family values she wanted to be a part of. In her free time, Hillary enjoys being outdoors with her daughter Tatum, going to the park, fishing, or swimming at the pool.
Lesley Howard has been in the mortgage industry since 1984 with 11 of those years working at a title company. Lesley is focused on providing an extraordinary experience for each and every borrower. She works diligently to help clients pursue their dream of home ownership or to be in a better financial position by refinancing. Lesley joined Grandview Lending due to the family atmosphere and personal service she could continue to provide. Outside of work, Lesley and her husband enjoy spending time with their 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Marketing Coordinator – Loan Officer Assistant
Kiley Sullivan is a graduate of the University of Iowa, with over 20 years of customer service experience. She enjoys helping clients through the mortgage process and building lasting relationships with them. Kiley decided to join the team at Grandview Lending after getting to know some of the Grandview Lending employees and learning about the company culture. She fell in love with how focused the company and its employees are on integrity and family values. In her free time, Kiley enjoys spending time with family and friends, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes, and boating on Geist Reservoir.