Category: Messages from the CEO

05 Apr

Message from the CEO | First National’s Growing Legal Team and Title Plant Operations

Last week we announced the addition of William “Chance” Perkins as the newest member of First National Title Insurance Company’s (FNTI) legal team.  That was a very important announcement for a couple of reasons. It signified that our consistent and steady growth over the past seven years has allowed us to anticipate the needs of

08 Mar

Message from the CEO | Merger Mania Consequences

What are the consequences of another consolidation of national underwriters?  When will the mergers be done?  Who is next?  Independent agents and independent underwriters are the lifeblood of a diversified title industry.  Currently, the “big four” national underwriters control almost 85 percent of the overall market, while the rest of the industry completes for the

08 Feb

Message from the CEO | FNTI Gross Revenue Exceeds $115M Due to Independent Agent Growth in 2018

The results are in for 2018, and it was another year of steady growth and strong financial results for First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI).  With a year over year growth rate of 18%, we surpassed $100M in gross revenues and established a record setting $115M in revenues for 2018.  In three short years, we

04 Jan

Message from the CEO | First National Title Celebrates 8th Anniversary in 2019

First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) will celebrate its eighth anniversary in March 2019. I cannot believe how quickly eight years has passed and how rewarding it is to see the results of our team’s efforts. It was another year of revenue and staff growth. We added ten new team members last year–many have been introduced to you

14 Dec

Message from the CEO | First National Title Hosts Hollywood Extravaganza at Land Title Institute

For the past 25 years, the Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) has offered an educational program, the Texas Land Title Institute (TLTI), in December at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort.  It is unlike any other TLTA seminar and draws a large crowd of attorneys and agents from all over the state.  Due to the quality

09 Nov

Message from the CEO | First National Title Introduces the Podcast “First, Let’s Talk Title.”

You may have already received our e-mailed “teaser” Podcast introduction.  If not, I am pleased to announce this new project for First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI).  Director of Education April Roberts, together with the support of Kristine Prather, Zac Bohl, and other members of the FNTI team, has developed a series of Podcasts.  The

05 Oct

Message from the CEO | First National Title on the Road

Prior commitments and obligations had prevented me from attending the Land Title Association of Arizona (LTAA) conference over the past couple of years, and I looked forward to reconnecting with our independent Arizona agents last week.  This year’s annual conference was held at the Ft. McDowell (WeKoPa) Resort and Casino on October 3-5.   The conference

07 Sep

Message from the CEO | First National Title’s Recent Recognitions

First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) qualified for the third year in a row as one of the Dallas Business Journal’s “Middle Market 50—Fastest Growing DFW Companies.”  Middle market is defined as having revenues between $25 million and $750 million.  Over the past five years, our company has had revenues of $26 million, $36 million,

09 Aug

Message from the CEO | Meet our Newest Team Members

First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) is committed to growing your business and ours.  In previous blogs, I stated that we had the resources and tools to help you with your educational, marketing, underwriting, and title production needs.  As our services have grown, so has our staff.  Since January 2018, we have added nine new

12 Jul

Message from the CEO | Full Time Focus

I had the honor and privilege to serve as the Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) president from June, 2017 to June, 2018. At the TLTA Annual Conference last month, I reluctantly passed the gavel to John Martin, President of Lone Star Title. My only hesitation was that I was giving up a role at the