Nations Lending Opens New Branch in St. Louis

Company hires Steve Dieckhaus as Area Sales Manager

Steve Dieckhaus (Photo: Business Wire)

ST. LOUIS, Mo.--()--Nations Lending, a leading full-service national mortgage lender, has announced the opening of its newest branch in St. Louis. The company has hired Steve Dieckhaus as Area Sales Manager, where he will be responsible for growing the branch’s loan production and pipeline, relationship management, and recruiting efforts. He will report to VP, Midwest Regional Manager Tim Dowling.

Dieckhaus, who was previously a Scotsman Guide originator, brings a wealth of knowledge to the role, as he served several roles at national mortgage banks as well as independent lenders. He comes immediately from USA Mortgage, where he served nearly five years as a Senior Loan Originator.

“I am thrilled to join Nations Lending in their venture to expand their presence in St. Louis. The opportunity to lead the growth of the new branch aligns perfectly with my passion for helping individuals and families achieve their dream of homeownership,” said Dieckhaus. “I am excited to bring my expertise to the table and work with a team that shares my dedication to excellence and making a difference in the lives of our clients."

“Steve’s exceptional track record, coupled with his unwavering commitment to providing unparalleled customer service, makes him the perfect culture fit to join,” said Tim Dowling. “We believe that his strategic thinking, innovative mindset, and people-first approach will be instrumental in driving the growth and success of our new branch. We are confident that Steve is the right person to lead our team in St. Louis, and we look forward to the positive impact he will have on our clients and our company."

Since its founding in 2003, Nations Lending has become one of the fastest-growing independent lenders in the country. It retains nearly 97 percent of its mortgage servicing rights, offers a best-in-class marketing platform and much more. Nations Lending was recently named to the 2023 Top Workplaces USA list.

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About Nations Lending

Nations Lending Corporation™ is one of the fastest-growing mortgage lenders in the U.S. Headquartered in the Cleveland, Ohio area, it is licensed to lend in all 50 states and has 138 branches across the U.S. The company makes its mission of "home loans. made human.™" an integral part of its mortgage experience, offering tailored customer service and a variety of programs to suit any home buyer's needs: FHA, VA, Conventional, Jumbo, USDA, and more. Nations is an agency-direct lender with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae and retains mortgage servicing rights on 96 percent of the loans it originates. The company is a two-time Inc. 5000 winner, which lists the fastest-growing privately held companies in the country. Nations was named a top-100 lender by National Mortgage Professional Magazine; a six-time winner of Scotsman Guide's Top Mortgage Lenders; and a Top Workplaces for Millennials winner by Fortune Magazine. Nations consistently ranks as a top IMB at National Mortgage Professional and Mortgage Executive Magazine. For more information, visit