NEW TITLE — From the left, Laurie Eisenzimer and Karla Breding work together at the newly named First American Title Company. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
It has been the Pondera County Title Company since 1989 when it was bought by Ramsey and Betty Offerdal but before that it was owned by the Patton family. A company that has been around for nearly 100 years is now under new ownership from a company out of Idaho. First American Title Holding Company is the new owner and the new name for the Conrad branch is First American Title Company.
Currently, the same company also has branches in Shelby and Cut Bank, along with 40 offices in the states of Montana, Idaho and Washington.
Karla Breding, Conrad branch manager, commented that it will be a great fit to have the same company in the area as Shelby because they currently do not do closings in their office. By using the same computer system, the offices can work closely together to help their clients’ needs. She continued by saying it will “get us all connected.”
The services of the Title Company will not change according to Breding; they will still provide title insurance, do title chain work, and help with escrow and closing of house sales.
Their mission is this: “First American will lead the title insurance industry through superior service, product quality, technology and corporate strength.
Employees are the greatest asset of First American. Through an environment of mutual respect we will maintain a team of experienced professionals whose values will not be compromised.
We will meet the needs of our customers with innovation, experience and professionalism,” says Jay E. Williams, President.
First American Title Company currently employs Breding and Laurie Eisenzimer who both commit themselves to our community by participating in the Conrad Community Education Foundation (CCEF), City Council, the Port Authority, Booster Club, the Growth Policy Committee and their respective churches.
The First American Title Company is located at 416 S. Main and can be reached at 271-5823.