HOUSTON (Jan. 24, 2005) - Stewart Title of Wisconsin Inc. has acquired Jackson Kahl Title Services LLC of Fond du Lac, Beaver Dam, Watertown and Ripon, Wis. Existing management and staff will remain with the office.
"Jackson Kahl is a well-known name in the state, and we are pleased to add these excellent offices in towns where Stewart Title did not have a local operation," said David Silberman, president, Stewart Title of Wisconsin. "As a result, Stewart Title now serves a substantial portion of the eastern half of Wisconsin under one company with many closing offices."
The offices will operate as a division of Stewart Title of Wisconsin. Former Jackson Kahl Manager Reneé Backus is the new division president. Backus is a 20-year title industry veteran and formerly owned her own title agency in Fond du Lac.
"I'm excited about being a part of a large national company with the support and depth of experience that Stewart Title has," said Backus. "We are especially pleased about the tools such as the SureClose® online transaction management system that we will now be able to offer to our clients and customers."
Jackson Kahl Title Services offices are located at 39 South Marr St., PO Box 950, Fond du Lac, Wis. 54936-0950, telephone (920) 923-4020; at 718 Park Ave., Beaver Dam, Wis. 53916, telephone (920) 885-0160; at 208 South First St., Watertown, Wis. 53094, telephone (920) 261-4573; and at 219 Watson St.., Ripon, Wis., telephone (920) 748-9487.
Stewart Title of Wisconsin is the new name for the consolidated operations of Sheboygan Title Services Inc. and Stewart Accurate Title Inc., which operates out of Milwaukee.
Stewart Title of Wisconsin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp., (NYSE-STC), a technology driven, strategically competitive, global real estate information company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services through more than 7,800 issuing locations in the United States and several international markets. Stewart meets the needs of the real estate and mortgage industries through the delivery of information services required for settlement using e-commerce. These services include title reports, flood determinations, document preparation, property reports and background checks. Stewart also supplies post-closing services to lenders, automated county clerk land records, property and land ownership mapping, and GIS for governmental entities. Stewart provides expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information about Stewart can be found at www.stewart.com.