Florida Home Loans LLC

With over 18 years of mortgage lending experience combined, working for both mortgage lenders and brokers, Eric Coleman and Jorge Magana have teamed up to form Florida Home Loans, LLC. After working together for the past year, they decided to combine their strengths in marketing, product knowledge, operations and a strong community presence and form their own corporation. Our focus is on providing our customers and business partners with industry best service.

Our Team

Eric Coleman

CEO

Originally from Duluth, Georgia, Eric moved to Florida in 1990.
After attending...

Originally from Duluth, Georgia, Eric moved to Florida in 1990. After attending High School in Central Florida, Eric earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Central Florida. After Graduation, Eric lead a successful career in the foreign currency market until 2008 where he took his financial knowledge into the mortgage world. Eric currently lives in Sanford, Florida where he enjoys spending time with his 4-year-old daughter Stella, playing golf, and watching Georgia football.

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Jorge Magana

PRINCIPAL BROKER

Born in El Salvador, Jorge’s family moved to Florida where he was raised. Jorge earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from...

Born in El Salvador, Jorge’s family moved to Florida where he was raised. Jorge earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Central Florida. After graduating with honors, Jorge started his career in finance and mortgage business. Jorge now resides with his wonderful wife, Tara, in Longwood Florida where he enjoys paddle boarding, Formula 1 racing, and taking his passion for racing to the track.
Nacido en El Salvador, La familia de Jorge se movieron a Florida donde fue criado. Jorge obtuvo su Bachelor of Science en Finance de la Universidad de Centro Florida. Despues Jorge comenzó su carrera in finance y hipotecas. Hoy el y su prometida Tara viven en Longwood Florida donde Jorge disfruta paddling boarding, Formula 1 y llevando su pasión por las carreras a la pista.

JOSH MONTERO

VP OF SALES

I started my voyage in the mortgage industry in 2002 and have worked in almost every facet of the business (Retail, Wholesale, Management). For the last 19 years my mission has been...

I started my voyage in the mortgage industry in 2002 and have worked in almost every facet of the business (Retail, Wholesale, Management). For the last 19 years my mission has been simple: Make sure that every single one of my clients feels like I have exceeded even their expectations and add value to the stress-free, and dare I say “fun” home buying experience that the realtors I partner with work so hard to provide their clients.

In addition being constantly available for my clients and business partners, I have found that the key to my success over the years has been having great communication skills, a tireless work ethic and simply being someone people can depend on.

I enjoy spending time with my 3 children; Matthew, Joshua and Jade. Almost every second of my long days are accounted for, as I am also a baseball coach at the youth, high school and collegiate level right here in Central Florida.

CHAD WIDCAMP

LOAN ORIGINATOR
Altamonte Springs Office

Chad began his mortgage career in 2001.
His ability to make his clients feel at ease...

Chad began his mortgage career in 2001. His ability to make his clients feel at ease, as well as his ability to think outside the box has earned him a stellar reputation. His clients and business partners appreciate his commitment to service. Chad has enjoyed being a resident of Orlando since 1996. While he’s not busy helping his clients, he enjoys cooking, cycling, and spending time at the beach.

SCOTT HENDERSON

LOAN PROCESSOR & loan originator
Altamonte Spings Office

The rare Florida native, Scott was born and raised in Florida.
Over the years...

The rare Florida native, Scott was born and raised in Florida. Over the years Scott has witnessed the tremendous growth in the Orlando area leading him to the mortgage industry in 2009. This rewarding industry has allowed Scott to interact and help many satisfied individuals and families with obtaining financing for their home purchases and refinances. Scott earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South in Community and Social Behavior. In Scott’s free time he enjoys coaching his son’s soccer team, fishing, and many other outdoor activities with his wife, daughter, and son.

AIMEE DRODDY

LOAN ORIGINATOR nmls id: 2069172
West Palm Beach Office

Spending most of her life in Alabama and North Carolina, Aimee moved to Florida in 2015 with her husband, Jason...

Spending most of her life in Alabama and North Carolina, Aimee moved to Florida in 2015 with her husband, Jason. After attending high school in NC, Aimee majored in Mathematics (BS) at Columbus State University in GA and built a successful career in the Medical Billing industry. Looking for a change, she obtained her real estate license in 2016 and eventually moved over to the mortgage sector to partner with her sister-in-law, Kendra, who already had a hugely successful mortgage business. Aimee currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and enjoys spending time with her extremely close-knit family and group of friends soaking up the Florida sun, going to music festivals, and travelling as often as she can.

KENDRA DRODDY

LOAN ORIGINATOR nmls id: 1490885
West Palm Beach Office

Originally from Bakersfield, California, Kendra moved to Florida in 2014. After high school, Kendra earned a Bachelor of Science in...

Originally from Bakersfield, California, Kendra moved to Florida in 2014. After high school, Kendra earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Soon thereafter, she visited Florida and fell in love with the state, deciding to make it her permanent home. She was introduced to the mortgage industry in 2016 and quickly realized that it was her true calling. She has since built a massively successful business and was recently featured in Top Agent Magazine as a leading mortgage professional. Her unparalleled heart for her clients and commitment to their needs has led to her business being 100% referral based. Kendra currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and enjoys spending time with her extremely close-knit family and group of friends soaking up the Florida sun, going to music festivals, Crossfit-ing, and travelling as often as she can.

JON FRANZ

LOAN ORIGINATOR nmls id: 1731707
Tampa Office

Jon Franz is a 2nd generation Floridian that was born in Manatee County. His family moved here from New York a few years before he was born...

Jon Franz is a 2nd generation Floridian that was born in Manatee County. His family moved here from New York a few years before he was born. The Franz family owned and operated Franz Tractor Company in Bradenton. With 15+ years of real estate experienced in the appraisal, real estate and mortgage lending business; Jon continues to look for new opportunity for his clients. He believes that it is very important to finish what he starts and is commitment to providing the highest standards of ethics and integrity to his clients. He is blessed to have had good teachers in his life that have helped his family grow. Jon is married to Arlen for 10+ years and they were blessed with twins, Jax and Gia, in 2016. Jon loves spending time with his family in south Hillsborough County, where they have resided the last 7 years.

ADRIAN MONTANEZ

LOAN PROCESSOR & LOAN ORIGINATOR nmls id: 2005527

Born in New Jersey, Adrian moved to Florida in 2004. After attending high school his passion for sports led him to becoming an operations manager for an up-and-coming sports company in the Maitland area...

He ultimately got back into the service industry managing restaurants back in New Jersey and all the way down in the Keys. Adrian recently began his career in the mortgage industry and sees it as an incredible opportunity. In his spare time, he loves staying active and playing softball and football, going to sporting events, concerts and traveling.Nacido en Nueva Jersey, Adrian se mudó a Florida en 2004. Después de asistir a la escuela secundaria, su pasión por los deportes lo llevó a convertirse en gerente de operaciones de una empresa deportiva prometedora en el área de Maitland. Finalmente, regresó a la industria de servicios administrando restaurantes en Nueva Jersey y en los Cayos. Adrian comenzó recientemente su carrera en la industria hipotecaria y lo ve como una oportunidad increíble. En su tiempo libre, le encanta mantenerse activo y jugar sóftbol y fútbol, ir a eventos deportivos, conciertos y viajar.

Mitch Berlant

LOAN PROCESSOR & LOAN ORIGINATOR nmls id: 1217190

Born in New York, Mitch moved to Florida with his four other brothers and parents in 1995. After High School...

Mitch went on to graduate from University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Legal Studies. Spending most of his time in the hospitality industry, Mitch made the jump to the mortgage industry in 2019 and obtained his Real Estate license soon after. Mitch enjoys hanging out with his family and going to sporting events.

Craig Emmanuel

LOAN ORIGINATOR
nmls id: 1063187

Born and raised in Miami, FL, Craig Emmanuel has been a prominent real estate professional in the Florida & Georgia markets since October 1997...

As a veritable ‘doctor’ of real estate, Mr. Emmanuel has dedicated himself to being competent in all areas of the field by being licensed as a real estate and mortgage broker, an appraiser, an inspector and a guarantor of title. Craig apprenticed under Herman Rackley & David Wilson , prominent real estate professionals in residential and commercial markets prospectively. Craig gained his sales experience from Coconut Grove Realty and International Business Brokerage & Realty Inc., in Miami, and his finance experience from Wall Street Capital Funding in Atlanta. As an instructor for XINNIX and The Florida Mortgage Broker School, teaching courses to mortgage brokers and bankers, he mastered the art and science of training individuals in the field. Mr. Emmanuel’s property management and marketing skills were acquired through employment relationships with General Growth Properties and The Simon Group. In an effort to stay on the cutting edge of real estate, Craig has recently taken his first steps in opening himself to the international real estate market by becoming Transnational Referral Certified and CIPS.

Now as the founder of his own real estate investment brokerage company, Commercial Realty Advisors & Investment Group, Inc., he and his team are committed to providing excellence to members of the real estate investment market through competence, relationship building, accountability, integrity and a genuine group effort. This philosophy coupled with the company’s mission of assisting clients in hedging inflation, building equity, and sheltering income and establishing estates, has guided people in becoming happily involved in owning property by satisfying their real estate needs. As an expansion of these services, Mr. Emmanuel has established Commercial, Residential, Acreage, Industrial & Government, Real Estate Development LLC, a real estate development and construction management company.

Civic responsibility is not foreign to Mr. Emmanuel; he has a long record of service to his community which includes his internships with Senator Bob Graham, Commissioner Dennis Moss and the Planned Parenthood of Miami, Miami-Dade Affordable Housing Advisory Board and so many more. He has served as a motivational mentor in Junior Achievement and is also an active member of his church. In 1996 he was the Metro Miami Action Plan Young Entrepreneur recipient and also participated in Leadership South Dade, a program that prepares leaders in South Miami to be prominent leaders. Craig has diversified his resources to maximize his contribution to consumers as well as professionals in the real estate market, through his commitment to philanthropy and active community service he has also founded Community Realty Advisors & Information Group, LLC, a residential & information focused brokerage organization is aimed at affordable & workforce housing and education. Through his commitment he is currently a candidate of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Affordable Housing Catalyst Program which is designed to improve the skills of affordable housing providers. Last but certainly not least, Craig Emmanuel, rounds out his civic service by providing Notary Public services to Florida communities.

rebekah waldrep

LOAN PROCESSOR & LOAN ORIGINATOR nmls id: 149594

As a Florida native, Rebekah grew up on the Space Coast within the NASA family. She moved to Orlando to earn her Associates in Science which led her to start her Mortgage career in 2003. From the start there was always a huge feeling of accomplishment with each client Rebekah was able to assist with their mortgage needs. Rebekah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, who live throughout the many coastal cities in Florida.