Chris Ekeler NMLS # 2650
Pillar Financial NMLS # 1127980
Senior Loan Originator
“I have lived in the Omaha area since 1998 and in Papillion the last 10 years. I have been in the business world sense 1996 managing restaurants, retail stores and found my true calling in the Mortgage business. I enjoy interacting and working with clients to help them meet their financial goals.
I am married to my best friend and have 5 beautiful daughters and one grandson. When not working at Pillar Financial, I enjoy spending time with my wife and girls whether its playing in the yard, going to their sporting events, taking a long bike ride, or going out back to the lake to swim and ski. Spending time with family is important to me!
I am self-disciplined and results-oriented. Because of my need for order and structure, others enjoy working with me as I am consistent in my behaviors and they know exactly what they can expect from me. Being self-motivated and intrinsically driven, I am never satisfied with my performance and am continually working to improve and enhance my skills where possible. Furthermore, I have a strong sense of ownership for what I do that compels me to always follow through on my commitments.
Interpersonally, I am very outgoing and have the ability to meet others and build immediate rapport. I am willing to invest time and energy developing mutually beneficial relationships with others as I understand that this is the basis for building trust and confidence. I have the ability to see things from others’ perspective, which allows me to meet them at their level and assist them in meeting their specific needs.”
July 20, 2016, Carol worked with Chris but at different companies
Chris is very detail oriented and stays on top of what needs to be done. He educates his clients and makes sure they understand the process. His communication skills are tops.
OSJ – Supervisory Principal at LPL Financial
March 21, 2015, Greg was a client of Chris’
Chris is my neighbor and he recently helped me to refinance my mortgage. He decreased the years left on my mortgage while still lowering my payments. The process took a couple of weeks and was painless. If you’re looking to refinance, or to buy a new home I highly recommend him and Pillar Financial.
Owner at Welch Web Design | Front End Web Developer at NEI Global Relocation
February 11, 2015, Scott was a client of Chris’
I used Chris and Pillar Financial for my Mortgage Loan this fall. Chris was always there when I called with questions and always found the answers to my questions quickly. I would recommend Chris and Pillar Financial for your Mortgage needs.
Sr Director of Sales
August 20, 2016, Bret worked with Chris but at different companies
I have known Chris for over 13 years and know him to have a high degree of professionalism and integrity. He is an asset to any organization. I would highly recommend him.
March 12, 2017 Clayton was a client of Chris’
As a real estate agent I have found that working with Chris and Pillar Financial has helped to lift the weight off my shoulders when it comes to the financial side of the transactions. It is great have a knowledgeable lender, that is LOCAL, and you can pick up the phone and call at any time of the day or night and they will be able to assist you. There have been many nights I have texted to get a pre-approval letter, or to get a client started with the discovery process. Not only is Pillar Financial great for REALTORS, but they can also save my clients tons of money on closing cost by eliminating those “junk fee’s” that other places charge. Plus to top it off most the time they are able to beat their competitor’s rates, which save the clients tons of money of the life of the loan. If you are looking for a LOCAL mortgage company, that will give you support and dedication, then I suggest you call Chris & Pillar Financial!