About Us

Gene Dorn

Mister Hard Money

Linda Dorn

Gene has been in the mortgage business and Hard Money lending business for over 30 years! His experience is invaluable to both borrowers and investors. Gene graduated with a BA in Business from St. Louis University. From there he worked as Loan Officer in CA and then started his own business, South Coast Mortgage & Investments. Gene diversified his business and moved to Florida where he continues to originate private money loans under the South Coast Lenders company name for the Florida markets. This is the same company but registered in Florida and only doing business in Florida. After Gene built up his business he has been originating $20-$30M in new loans per year for over 25 years (YES! even through the mortgage crisis around 2008). There are not many Hard Money lenders in the US with the knowledge, expertise, and experience possessed by Gene. If there is a loan to be made, Gene will find a way to make it!

Linda has worked with Gene for over 10 years. Linda supports many areas within the business such as insurance, taxes, notary signing, and document control.


South Coast Lenders, Inc. is a Florida-based Direct Lender and mortgage company providing short term and interim financing for all type of Florida Real Estate. This includes any residential and commercial financing for real estate in Florida. We base our easy to qualify underwriting on equity in your Florida property. Our loans are perfect for Investors who are looking to purchase, refinance and/or renovate all types of Florida Real Estate.


It’s important to us to do unto others as we would have them do unto us – both personally and professionally. WE STRIVE for perfect customer service. WE STRIVE to fit our loan programs into your needs. WE STRIVE to offer our clients the lowest rates and fees available in the Florida marketplace for our type of loan products.

Contact Us

Phone: 844-334-9500
Mobile: 714-305-4020
Fax: 714-771-6590
Email: MisterHardMoney@gmail.com
Address: 221 Windward Passage
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
NMLS Personal 872120
NMLS Corporate 1476499