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Steve Lennon joins IKON Financial Group of Amelia Island, preferred lender for Prudential Chaplin Williams Realty.


After 26 years of conducting ordnance drills and serving during the Cold War and Gulf War, USS Rhode Island Chief of the Boat knows he can handle mortgage lending. Broker Steve Lennon pulls from past experience when helping Prudential Chaplin Williams Realtors find loans for their customers. And when it comes to finding the best deal around, he leaves no stone unturned.

Fernandina Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2012

Steve Lennon is a real estate mortgage broker with IKON Financial Group, a full-service lending firm with offices throughout the Southeast and preferred lender for Prudential Chaplin Williams Realty. Steve serves the residents of Nassau County, Florida where he enjoys the challenges of the mortgage business. Steve explains, “I find satisfaction in meeting the needs of consumers seeking Fernandina Beach homes loans, Amelia Island oceanfront condo financing, mortgage refinancing, and many other requested mortgages.”

Steve uses his expert knowledge to introduce loan products to customers that best meet their needs, and is able to offer the most competitive mortgage products allowed by law. Steve says, “When it comes to finding the best loan products for customers investing in Amelia Island real estate, I leave no stone unturned.”

Steve's journey to the world of mortgage brokering is quite unique. He enjoyed over 26 years of active service in the United States Navy and is a retired Command Master Chief of Helicopter Strike Wing, US Atlantic Fleet and Chief of the Boat, USS Rhode Island (GOLD) SSBN 740. Holding a B.S.S. from the University of Florida in Finance, a significant part of Steve's naval service included acting in the capacity of a Chief Executive and Finance Officer. When asked about his transition from military life to his career with IKON Financial Group, Steve smiled and replied, “I believe these are more unique human and contributing factors than most loan originators possess in Nassau County, Florida.”

As unusual as Steve's background may be, it truly has served him well as preparation for the life of a real estate mortgage broker. Steve has developed excellent communication skills, enabling him to be particularly effective in discerning the needs of his customers, and explaining the various financial options available to borrowers in a way that is easy to understand. Helping customers navigate the often turbulent waters of home financing can be stressful to many brokers, but not for Steve. As he puts it, “After 26 years of conducting ordnance drills, plus serving during the Cold War and the Gulf War, I believe I can manage the everyday challenges in mortgage lending.”

While serving as Chief of the Boat aboard the USS Rhode Island, an Ohio class ballistic missile submarine, Steve and his crew were docking in Kings Bay on the morning of September 11, 2001 when they received word of the terrorist attacks against the Pentagon and the World Trade Towers. Although the submarine was just returning from a three month patrol, and most required supplies were depleted, Steve and crew received orders that they were to remain deployed. Reflecting on that day Steve says, “The difference between management and leadership is the ability to direct both subordinates and seniors in a time of crisis or high stress situation with focus, discipline and an uncanny belief that you can win in any situation.” Steve continues to display this high level of leadership in his new career.

However, Steve's leadership is not limited to his professional life. He leads in his community as an assistant soccer coach for Team USA Men's Adult Nationals. He is also a leader to his family, supporting his wife, Andrea, in her career as a real estate lawyer, and encouraging his son, Stephen, who is a sophomore at the University of Tampa.

Driven by the desire to succeed, Steve is determined to make his new IKON branch the number one place in Nassau County to shop for mortgages. His strategy includes core values of honesty, commitment, and courage. Steve explains, “It's my hope that every customer will say that I was honest to them, committed to them, and always had the courage to do the right thing by them.”

If looking to live the dream of living on Amelia Island, Florida, Steve Lennon is the dedicated mortgage expert who can make that dream become a reality. Steve can be reached at (904) 335-0500 or online at Email: steve.lennon (at) ikonfg (dot) com

About IKON Financial Group
With years of experience and diverse product offerings, IKON works with clients to understand their purchase or refinance goals and to make suggestions accordingly. IKON currently offers Conventional, Jumbo, FHA, and VA options. IKON also has had great success in securing financing for self-employed borrowers.

About Chaplin Williams
Prudential Chaplin Williams Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage serving all of North East Florida and headquartered on Amelia Island. Chaplin Williams Rentals is a full-service professional property management company also located on Amelia Island, Florida. Both companies were established by owners, Dee Chaplin and Hugh Williams. For more information, visit Prudential Chaplin Williams Realty online at or call 904-261-9311. Call Chaplin Williams Rentals at 904-261-0604 or visit

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