The Best in the Business

Meet the Area Home Lending Team – Local Home Finance Experts in Baton Rouge.

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Office:

225-663-2500

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225-663-2501

Cell:

225-975-0000

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NMLS#: 113052

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225-663-2500

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225-663-2501

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318-451-4488

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NMLS#: 388591

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225-663-2500

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225-663-2501

Cell:

225-802-3339

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NMLS#: 2108342

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225-663-2500

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225-663-2501

Cell:

225-229-3816

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NMLS#: 92176

Office:

225-663-2500

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225-663-2501

Cell:

225-408-9238

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NMLS#: 950192

Office:

225-663-2500

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225-663-2501

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Office:

225-663-2500

Fax:

225-663-2501

Cell:

225-485-8433

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NMLS#: 83261

MEET MEGHAN

Meghan has over 10 years of experience as a Loan Originator and has developed an extensive knowledge of all loan programs. Meghan graduated from Louisiana State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Merchandising with a Business minor. She was a member of the LSU Cheerleading team for 4 years and remains actively involved with LSU Alumni Groups. Geaux Tigers! When she's not working, Meghan likes to spend time with family and travel. She loves the beach, and has recently developed a passion for surfing! She's an animal lover and is blessed with three fur babies Tucker (shih tzu), Chops (boxer), and Juicy (toy poodle).

MEET MELISSA

Melissa brings 20 plus years of experience in the customer service industry to the team. Her passion for helping people truly allows her to connect with others. She provides quality service to build relationships with clients through her commitment to work hard, listen, and follow through.

Melissa was born and raised in the small town of Brusly, Louisiana, and currently resides in Baton Rouge with her husband and two precious daughters. She is a proud graduate of LSU and loves all things Tigers! When she is not assisting clients, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and reading as many books as she can.

MEET RHONDA

Rhonda has 22+ years of experience in the mortgage industry and offers a wide range of knowledge on home loan products. Rhonda is a first-time homebuyer specialist. She takes pride in her ability to assist clients with credit challenges to achieve their goals to become a homeowner. Rhonda always keeps her client’s best interest at heart and understands the importance of effective communication. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, movies, and traveling.

MEET JASON

Jason attended Louisiana State University and Southeastern Louisiana University. He has a degree in Finance and Management as well as over 25 years' experience in the mortgage industry as a loan originator, branch manager, and owner. Jason has a passion for helping others and believes everyone should enjoy the benefits of owning their own home. Jason’s passions are his boxer rescue "Chops" and anything car related. When not helping others achieve the dream of home ownership he enjoys "piddling" on classic cars and occasionally drag racing at the local tracks.

MEET CHRIS

Chris has been in the banking and mortgage industry since 2010 and has become a top producing loan officer as well as the manager here at Area Home Lending. He has built a strong reputation in the business based on his knowledge, communication skills, and being able to successfully get the job done and every client to the closing table. Most of his business comes from repeat clients who have become friends over the years and continue to trust him with the biggest purchase of their lives.

Outside of helping people achieve their home ownership dream or their financial goals through home lending, he is very active in his local church and enjoys spending lots of time with his family, at home or traveling, as much as he can. He and his wife Hannah, married since 2011, stay pretty busy with their four boys, that's for sure!

MEET ANDY

Andy has more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry. During his career, he has assisted over three thousand clients in securing financing for one of the largest and most important investments of their lifetime. Andy’s lending expertise includes Conventional, FHA, VA and Rural Development loans.  “My goal is to make every client satisfied with the services I provide. From day to day, my main activities include educating and advising my clients by listening to their needs to develop a specific, strategic mortgage plan that matches their long-term financial goals.

(At a glance profile in 2011 Business Report's Annual Report)

A True Success Story

One would never assume that Jason Guerin fought a life-threatening cancer from age 10 to 18. Guerin, is the owner of Area Home Lending in Baton Rouge. While many companies are experiencing stagnant growth and cutbacks in this volatile economy, this Baton Rouge native is hiring and giving back to his community. The past 24 months the media has prevalently reported declining home construction, home purchases and increased scrutiny for loan approvals. But Guerin’s mortgage company is thriving during these times of adversity—which is not surprising given what he has overcome.

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At age 10, Guerin was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia that could not be treated with chemo or radiation. From fifth grade until his senior year of high school, Guerin commuted monthly to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Mem-phis. The only recourse the doctors had was to try experimental drugs to keep his leukemia at bay. The only known cure for his disease was a bone marrow transplant, but Guerin had a rare form of bone marrow that did not match that of any of his family members. Weeks into his senior year, Guerin learned that his cancer had taken a turn for the worse. The next day he took a medical leave from school and headed to Memphis with his father to pursue treatment. With a predicted time line of four to six weeks to live, his doctor told him they had to attempt the bone marrow transplant immediately.

 

Despite the odds, the transplant was an amazing success and four months later he was able to return to Baton Rouge and graduate with his high school class. Guerin went on to college and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southeastern Louisiana University. Because of his keen understanding of economics and finance, Guerin’s mother, who was a real estate professional in Baton Rouge, sug-gested he become a loan officer. Guerin has been doing mortgages ever since. In 2004, he opened his own franchise, and then he went truly inde-pendent, opening Area Home Lending in 2007. If there’s one thing Guerin knows, it’s how tough life can be and how to roll with the trou-bles. He hopes his attitude filters down to his cli-ents, many of whom come to him needing advice and guidance on bad loans and difficult situations. He attributes much of his success to going the extra mile in addressing the problem and deliver-ing a solution that best fits his client. Just as he does not take life for granted, Guerin does not take his successes for granted. He donates to the Dreams Come True Foundation, which grants gifts to children with terminal illnesses in the Baton Rouge area. He also supports the JL Foundation, which provides financial assistance to the families of leukemia patients in the state of Louisiana.

 

“God has blessed me and helped me through some troubling times.Today, he has blessed me with the ability to return the favor.”

 

On a daily basis, Guerin and his 12-person staff at Area Home Lending help individuals in need of mortgages, whether it be purchases, refi-nance, investment or construction loans. “I enjoy helping people for the long term,” he says. “I always give my clients honest advice that best suits them. Even if it is not the most profitable for me, I know I did what is best for my client.”Despite the tumultuous environment of the mortgage industry, Guerin’s outlook remains positive. He points out that people are always going to buy houses. Through the years, he has seen rates high and low, but he believes great customer service always keeps people coming back. Says Guerin,

 

I don’t listen to the doom and gloom on the news. You’ve got to stay positive.”

MEET VICTORIA

Victoria was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She also has a son that is her love, pride, and joy! In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and do family things. Victoria takes pride in customer service and has a passion to help others.  

MEET ISABELLA

As the youngest member, but oldest soul of the office, Isabella holds the place for the most eccentric dresser. She enjoys a cup of tea and gas station gyro salads. Isabella will be starting her college career as an undergrad at LSU in the Fall of 2021, where she will then go on to pursue a law degree. When she is not at the office, Isabella is instructing yoga classes (she has made lunch breaks the perfect stretching time for the office) and shopping at estate sales.

MEET HOLLY

Holly attended Louisiana State University where she studied accounting and mass communications. Financial management and customer service are her career passions. At Area Home Lending she can practice each of those passions daily while assisting in the mortgage loan process. Holly is a true southern girl who loves to cook. She also loves photography and making sure all those special moments are captured! Holly was raised in Prairieville, Louisiana, where she and her husband, Shane, are now raising their four boys. You can usually find this mom on the sidelines for football, baseball, soccer, and basketball. A smile is something Holly is known for always wearing throughout her professional and personal time. You can rest assure she will have a smile on her face as she assists in the process of your home loan.

MEET NICK

Nick joined Area Home Lending in November of 2017 with over a decade of experience in the banking/financial industry. He wants every customer to know they can trust him, he's committed to excellent customer service, and that he cares. He loves knowing that he helped families make one of the most important purchases they will ever make. Nick was born and raised in Baton Rouge and now lives in Walker with his wife, Erica, and daughter, Emily. When not working, he enjoys CrossFit, spending time with family and friends, and pulling for LSU in any sport.

MEET DESTINY

Destiny was born and raised in Central, Louisiana and has lived in La all her life. She attended Louisiana State University where she graduated in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in International Trade and Finance. She has been in the loan and finance industry for 4 years. When she’s not at work, she loves spending time with family and friends, and playing board games. Her hobbies include trading in the stock market and collecting coins.

 

Office:

225-663-2500

Fax:

225-663-2501

Cell:

225-252-7331

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NMLS#: 684689