Reviews from other NC Troopers:

Brian Jones, of Southern Trust Mortgage, helped our family achieve a dream of owning a beach getaway.  We located a house that had a 30 day deadline to close.  We were worried with all the requirements of a purchase, that a 30 day deadline seemed impossible.  When most mortgage companies take 60-90 days on a purchase, Brian was confident that we would be closing within our 30 day timeline, and he delivered on his promise!!  During the process he stayed in contact with us, explaining everything step by step, and was always there to answer any questions that came up.  Brian honestly made the whole process seamless and painless for us.  We would recommend anybody that is in need of a mortgage or a refinance to contact him.  We couldn’t be more thrilled that he helped make our dreams come true and we know he can do the same for others as well.  Thank you Brian!

Jake and Sherry Katzenberger

“You ‘n’ Sea” dream homeowner


It was amazing working with Brian Jones and Christy Wallace. They stayed in constant contact with us regarding the loan process. Explained every step as we proceeded. The length of time they handled our request was wonderful. Application was taken on 6/2, and we were signing at attorney on 6/30. They made a dream come true for us, a vacation beach home for our family. Now we are ready to make memories to last a lifetime!


John, Hope Mills, NC


As a first time home buyer, Brian made himself available for questions anytime I had one and went above and beyond for us. I hope all your employees are this great!

Travis, NC


Brian works fast and has a great personality. He was very easy to work with and answered every question that I had, which were numerous. I've already told several co-workers about his services and told them to give him a call. 

Steven, North Carolina


Brian is first class. I will use y'all next time as well. Great experience. 

Joshua Vernon

King, NC


Brian and his assistant Christy were outstanding!! Their expertise and dedication to our loan were amazing!! They helped us close on our home using a VA loan in about THREE WEEKS!!! Everyone involved was amazed at their ability to do that!! Thanks again!!

Michael Stuart



Mebane, NC




I am happy to recommend the services of Southern Trust Mortgage.  I refinanced my residence and was able to take 1 ½ years off of the old term and got a very good rate that was very helpful financially to me and my wife.  Brian Jones and Christy Wallace were exceedingly helpful throughout the process and were very accommodating to my “Trooper” schedule.  I highly encourage members of the Trooper’s Association to contact them for their financial assistance.

Joel A. Williams
NC Department of Public Safety
State Highway Patrol
Troop G, District 2


As a first time home buyer I would like to thank Southern Trust Mortgage for all their help and give them a great review. My initial thought of purchasing a home was overwhelming and I was not sure where to start financially. I came to know Brian Jones through a friend and was told I’d be in good hands. Throughout the home buying process two specific employees of Southern Trust Mortgage Brian Jones and Christy Wallace kept in close communication with me to answer and simplify any questions that I had. I called and emailed at odd times, asked lots of questions and they were always answered with experience and in a timely fashion.  The whole process was very smooth and I would absolutely recommend Southern Trust Mortgage to anyone who’s interested in buying a home.

-Brad Marshall


I worked with Brian Jones on a new construction home loan last year. Due to it being the end of the year, the developer of the new neighborhood wanted a thirty (30) day closing so he could get the tax benefit for 2012. Of course, I thought this would be a huge setback with the housing market not being in the greatest financial state nationally.  However, Brian made our process very easy.  He virtually held our hand, staying in touch with us daily making sure that everything was taken care of. On the day of our closing, Brian had already forwarded all the documents to our Attorney’s Office and made our closing seem effortless.  During our house hunting process, our Realtor was also in the midst of purchasing a home; she saw that our progress with Brian was going so smoothly that she requested Brian’s information so she could contact him for herself. Since our closing, I have recommended Brian to several friends and will continue to do so. Thanks Brian for helping us get a great home!

--Kimberley Brown



I wanted to thank you again for everything in refinancing my home. It went very well and I'm very thankful for everything you and your company did. 



--Keyla Bell




I was referred to Brian Jones by my good friend Shane Furr. I was REALLY impressed with his professionalism. He told me that it would take about a month and took about a month. He advised me when he was leaving town and could not be reached. He ALWAYS put my needs first. I didn't feel as though I was just a regular customer, it was much more friend-oriented. At such short notice not only was he willing to work with me, he guided me every step of the way. Even though I don't personally know Brian, he is one of the most professional people I have ever dealt with. Brian made the process quick and easy. If given the chance I would definitely recommend him to anyone. I would like to thank Brian for everything.

--Sandy Jones


I would like to say that it is a great service to the Troopers that the Troopers Association is endorsing Brian Jones.  He has already helped me tremendously and several other Troopers that I know of personally.  Best of all he is not trying to sell you on anything you don't need. If he can't help your situation for any reason he will be up front and not waste your time.  He truly is trying to help us out and I encourage anyone to give him a call and see what he can do for you.

--Neil Preslar



I would like to thank you for all your assistance while refinancing my house. The process could not have been easier. You have been a pleasure to work with. I have recommended your services to several other members from Troop E and have yet to hear a negative comment. 


  -Jimmy Staley


I was put on to Brian Jones from a fellow Trooper.  I contacted Brian and told him what I was looking for and he was more than helpful to get me squared away.  Throughout the whole process he was quick and knowledgeable.  This was the first mortgage I had looked into and Brian had the best rates out there.  Brian did everything and all I had to do was get him the information he needed.  He was a blessing to work with and easy to get in touch with.  The whole experience was better than I had expected.  Thanks again!
--Trooper D.T. Sloop