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Roland Weedon, Essex Mortgage


Our Mission


to build a company of professionals

who will provide our clients 

with expertise, education and 

financial literacy 

on the largest investment of

their life.


Hailing from Essex, England, Roland Weedon founded Essex Mortgage in 1986. With a background in education, Roland remained adamant that educating the client wouId be the company's #1 priority. Today, Roland still holds to the fact that an educated client is best equipped to make decisions that are not only in their best interest, but also help in achieving both short and Iong-term goaIs. 


While education is vital, so is adherence to the company’s mission and vision statements. We are lucky to be completely staffed with like-minded mortgage professionals whose priorities align with ours and who share in the philosophy expressed in our mission and vision. In fact, some of our employees have been with us 20+ years! We strive to provide every employee with an environment of support where success becomes simple. This approach guides us in all of our decisions. That is our culture. This is how our mortgage loan officers have developed and serviced our clients - generations of them – over the past 3 decades. 


Here at Essex, our dedication shows in our interactions with everyone. Simply put, our Essex Family is honored to take care of your family and has been since day one. 

Then and Now Collage

As President of Essex Mortgage, Diane Nichols is a passionate and experienced leader with a proven track record of success. She has been with Essex since 1999 and in the mortgage industry since 1983, during which time she has held a variety of roles, from underwriting to loan processing to directing Operations.

In her current role, Diane is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the mortgage lending process, with an emphasis on Operations. She is also responsible for developing and implementing new strategies to grow the company's business and market share.

Under her leadership, Essex Mortgage has continued to grow and expand its product offerings. She has also been instrumental in developing and implementing new programs and initiatives to help borrowers achieve their homeownership goals.
Diane is held in the highest regard by both her employees as well as her peers. She is known for her dedication to customer service and her commitment to excellence. She is a true asset to the company and to the mortgage industry as a whole. 

Diane Nichols, Essex Mortgage

President & COO



We are not a tech company...

rather a company of mortgage professionals and experts

who utilize the best technology solutions available.


We are not a marketing company...

rather a company whose marketing department

effectively conveys the message of our team.


We are not a lead generation company...

rather a company committed to growing our business 

by increasing our loyal client base.


We are not a sales company...

rather a company rooted in educating our clients

to make financial decisions in their best interests.


We are not a recruitment company...

rather a company intent on ethically mentoring

future generations of mortgage professionals

who will uphold our core values and principles.

Our Vision


to become a company that's nationally recognized for the positive effect

it has on our consumers, employees, business partners and communities.

Looking to learn more? Talk to an Essex Mortgage Professional. 


They were very professional and kept in contact with me on a regular basis and went the extra mile to help. Thank you very much!” 


—  Fidel G., Essex Customer

Volunteers work on constructing a house.
Mckenna Claire Foundation and HomeAid Orange County logos.

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Our primary focus is always to provide exceptional service for all our clients, and this has allowed us to get very involved in our community. There are several worthwhile causes we get involved with throughout the year, both on a company level and as individuals. Everything from food drives and adopting families each Christmas to large gala events, we look for any way to help in our community.

Two of the primary foundations we support are the McKenna Claire Foundation and HomeAid Orange County.

The McKenna Claire Foundation works to raise money for pediatric brain cancer research. Founders and dear friends of the Essex Family, David and Christine Wetzel lost their daughter, McKenna, to a rare form of cancer at only 7 years old. Their vision is to see a world free from pediatric brain cancer where families can remain whole. Attending just one of their events or having a single conversation with McKenna's parents and it's easy to see their passion for helping other families. If you're interested in learning more or getting involved with The McKenna Claire Foundation, simply click the link above. 

HomeAid Orange County is the founding chapter of a national non-profit organization with a mission of building new lives for families and individuals experiencing homelessness. With nearly 60 buildings developed and almost 1,500 beds added across Orange County, HomeAid Orange County has transformed the lives of more than 55,000 people affected by homelessness. 

Whether standing with The McKenna Claire Foundation and their passion for families or supporting the mission of HomeAid Orange County to eliminate homelessness, it's easy to see how our own motto of Bringing Families Home coincides with the phenomenal efforts of these two powerhouse organizations. 

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