Founder of Colorado-based Land Title Guarantee Passes Away

January 29, 2019

Bill Vollbracht, the founder of Land Title Guarantee Company in Colorado, passed away Dec. 30.

After graduating from the University of Kansas in 1960, Vollbracht moved to Denver and started his career as a salesperson for a mortgage company and title company. In 1967, he started Land Title Guarantee Company with five employees. The company now has more than 50 offices throughout Colorado.

In addition to founding the title company, Vollbracht also co-founded Alpine Banks in 1972 and Steel Street Bank in 2003. In 2008, he was inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.

Vollbracht enjoyed spending time in the outdoors—fishing, hunting, horse-back riding and skiing—and was deeply involved in the community. He was chairman of Colorado Open Lands, which works to preserve undeveloped land. In 2005, he was honored by Colorado Open Lands with the George E. Cranmer Award, an award "presented to an individual who visualizes the future and acts to direct its course so we may have places for recreation, for refreshing the human spirit, and for the preservation of the natural world."

Vollbrach served as a board member of many organizations including, chair of Cleo Wallace Center, a non-profit psychiatric center for children; Parkinson's Association of the Rockies; and Rose Hospital Foundation. Vollbracht and his wife, Leslie, founded the Vollbracht Family Foundation which offers support to many local charities.

Vollbracht had a passion for education as well. He spent nearly seven years as a commissioner for the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Additionally, he was a board member of Mesa State College Real Estate Foundation and Kent Denver School.

Services were held Jan. 12 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Denver.

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