TitleOne Acquires Two Title Agencies

April 16, 2020

Idaho-based TitleOne, a subsidiary of Realogy Title Group LLC, recently acquired two title companies.

In Washington, TitleOne acquired Columbia Title Co., which has been in operation for more than a century. Columbia Title was first established in 1889 as Dean McClean Abstract Co. It operates offices in Walla Walla, Dayton, Kennewick and Prosser.

Ben Case, owner of Columbia Title, will manage the Walla Walla operation. Its 20 employees will retain their positions.

“Columbia Title Company is the perfect fit for TitleOne in terms of geographic desirability, rich history and greater customer service,” said Jason Vickrey, president of TitleOne. “Adding Columbia Title Company to the TitleOne family will expand our servicing capability into the state of Washington, with four new locations and the addition of an outstanding team,”

Meanwhile, TitleOne also expanded coverage in northern Idaho with the purchase of Sandpoint Title Insurance. Founded in 1983, Sandpoint Title employs 14 team members serving the Bonner County market.

"We saw a strategic opportunity to increase our footprint and become the leading title company in the region,” Vickrey said. “We are excited about a collaboration of two teams with a rich history centered on culture and customer service. Adding the Sandpoint Title business to the TitleOne family will expand our servicing capability into more counties in North Idaho and allow us to expand our tools and services with those customers.”

Tom Williams, Sandpoint's former owner, is a 40-year veteran in the industry and will continue in an advisory role. Lonnie Williams, Sandpoint’s other former principal, will manage the business' day-to-day operations as vice president and team leader.

"We have a similar philosophy of treating our customers and employees with respect and integrity,” Tom Williams said. “We're very excited and fortunate to join forces with TitleOne, and look forward to adding TitleOne's innovative technology, breadth of experience and knowledge to the services we provide to our clientele."

Columbia Title and Sandpoint Title Insurance will transition to the TitleOne brand. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

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