Howard ChaninBranch Manager
Upon graduating from Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts in 1989, Howard settled in Central Florida and immediately went into banking. After gaining valuable experience in the mortgage field, he started Butler Mortgage Inc. in 1994 along with Harry Urban.
Howard firmly believes in the concept of making every customer a “Raving Fan” by going above and beyond the level of service normally expected of someone in the mortgage business. Howard handles day to day operations of Butler Mortgage, Inc. and is a longstanding member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as well as the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals. Howard enjoys running, basketball, and golf in his spare time.
Harry UrbanBranch Manager
Harry moved to Osceola County from Chicago in 1989 after graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in Finance. He began his career in banking and mortgage lending at First Federal of Osceola that same year. In 1994, Harry started Butler Mortgage with co-owner, Howard Chanin.
Harry believes in “hands-on,” personal attention to each mortgage customer to ensure success and quality service. Agents and customers alike appreciate Harry for his knowledge, creativity, and honest respect for their needs.
Stuart AdkinsLoan Originator
Stuart grew up in Wisconsin, but settled in Lakeland, Florida after school. Stuart has specialized in Osceola County mortgage lending since 1987 and has been with Butler Mortgage from the start. He is a 5 time Loan Officer of the Year winner.
Real Estate Agents, builders, and customers all find Stuart easy to work with and his knowledge of available mortgage products is second to none. Away from the office, Stuart enjoys boating, paintball, and is an avid car and motorcycle enthusiast.
Lori SmithLoan Originator
Having worked for Butler Mortgage since 2002, Lori Smith has a simple vision. “I want to educate and make customers for life” she says. Lori knows that a return customer is “the icing on the cake” and that is why she works so hard to put the mortgage process into layman’s terms.
She understands how difficult and stressful the loan process can be, especially for first time homebuyers. Lori’s greatest thrill comes from attending closings and watching the buyer receive the keys to their new home. A resident of St. Cloud since 1975, Lori enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and 4 children.
Chris UrbanLoan Originator
Born in Chicago in 1984, Chris moved to Central Florida at an early age. He studied business and finance at Valencia College and Devry University, and began his career with Butler Mortgage in 2010. From the start, Chris had one goal… to provide the most outstanding customer service in the industry. In a short amount of time, he has done just that.
Not only do customers rave about the level of service he provides, but Chris has studied the mortgage industry and has developed a wealth of knowledge usually only seen in someone with many years of experience. He understands that it is not just about providing a loan, but being by a customer’s side throughout the home buying process.
Charlene SimsLoan Originator
Charlene was born in Orlando, Florida and moved to Osceola County in 1975. She has worked at Butler Mortgage since 1996 as a loan originator and is experienced in Conventional, FHA, VA and USDA Rural Housing loan programs. Charlene also specializes in first time home buyers and Reverse mortgage loans.
Prior to Butler Mortgage, she was employed with a title company for 7 years and residential builder for 6 years. Customers love Charlene’s friendly style and helpfulness in getting their loan closed.
Tyde JonesLoan Originator
Tyde was born in Indiana, but traveled extensively due to his father being in the Air Force. He eventually settled in Saint Cloud in 1979 and has been an Osceola County resident ever since. Having a passion for the real estate industry, he began originating loans in 2000 and proudly joined Butler Mortgage in January, 2017. Tyde’s approach with his clients is simple… he carefully examines each situation and advises the client as if they were family, making sure they understand all angles of the loan process.
Tyde enjoys golfing, fishing, and basketball and is also actively involved in Florida
archaeology. He also has 3 wonderful children and was blessed with his
first grandchild in 2017.
Horacio ToledoLoan Originator
Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Horacio settled in Central Florida in 1979 after obtaining a degree in Business Administration from Defiance College in Ohio. He started his banking career working for Sun Bank as a Loan Officer and Assistant Manager, then moved on to Barnett Bank as a Manager.
Horacio developed a reputation for honesty and respect for both the customer and the professional real estate agent and works hard to ensure that there are no unpleasant “surprises” at loan closings.
Lawton DePriestLoan Originator
Upon graduating from Florida State University in 1985, Lawton spent over 30 years as a leader in the hospitality industry, developing an intense passion for customer service. As a loan originator, he has brought that same passion with him. “I love helping customers fulfill their dream of home ownership. I will be there all along the way to help make the process as smooth and easy as possible.“
Lawton treats all of his customers like family. He is a fitness fanatic and loves any type of physical challenge. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Disney, the beach, and family 5K’s are favorite activities.
Carson WrightLoan Originator
Having grown up in Utah, Carson moved to Florida in 2013, attending Florida State University and graduating with a degree in Professional Sales. At FSU, he met his fiancé and ultimately relocated to Osceola County. Carson decided to use his education and people skills to help others, and knew that a career in the mortgage business was the right path for him. Carson joined Butler Mortgage in 2017 and has proven to be a hard working, dedicated, and passionate advocate for his customers.
Carson recognizes that home buying can be a roller-coaster of emotions, but he strives to bring out the joy within the process. Customers enjoy the family feel that he provides, communicating with everyone involved from start to finish. Whether this is your first home or retirement home, he wants to be your lifetime mortgage adviser, someone whom you can count on and trust.