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Patten Title Company is a full-service, Texas-based title company serving all real estate title needs!! Its story began nearly two decades ago, when founder Ashley Patten took a leap of faith by partnering with his law school roommate to open and operate his first fee office in Houston, Texas. What started as a small title office in Houston’s Galleria area quickly became recognized by the real estate industry as the largest fee office network in Texas.

By 2008, the company had expanded its staff count and grown revenues tremendously. When the recession and subsequent mortgage meltdown occurred, Patten was severely impacted, like many businesses across the country. Patten innovated, expanded market reach, and strategized to create new revenue streams. The focus shifted to high-end real-estate agents, investor driven purchases, institutional buyers, builders, and developers. Expanding its network into different market niches, prompted unprecedented growth. Between 2011 and 2016, the company saw double-digit growth. With endless potential on the horizon, on April 1st 2019, Patten Law Firm transitioned to Patten Title Company, a premiere boutique title agency, offering superior title and escrow services across Texas.

Patten Title brought EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) aboard to help develop and perfect its new business model. Merging operations and personnel from the two existing locations in Austin and Houston required careful planning. A single-leadership team was formed between the two divisions and the foundation for a new era began. The new team – Ashley Patten (Founder, Legal Counsel), Eric Fontanot (President), Brian Adair (VP of Escrow Operations), Tiffany Stillwell (VP of Marketing), Patrick Hurst (VP of Sales), and Allen Berryman (CFO) – became responsible for overseeing the company’s functionality across all locations.

As Patten Title continued to grow, so did the company’s internal needs. “Pattens People First” approach means just that; people come first. Patten Title is proud to provide team members with the best resources to foster their professional growth. It’s passion for people earned Patten Title finalist positions in The Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” in both 2020 and 2021. In addition, President Eric Fontanot was recognized as one of the Houston Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs for the year 2020, a testament to the company’s culture, particularly during a taxing and strenuous time, worldwide.

In 2021, Patten expanded its reach by acquiring Celebrity Title. The company now holds multiple locations throughout the Gulf Coast, Central Texas, and Northern Texas regions. By Always Seeking to Improve and Teamwork, along with the company’s pledged VIIP Service, its audacious goal of being a 100-million-dollar business is within reach and on track. While the days of being a small startup fee office have come and gone, Patten Title’s core values and principles remain intact and steadfast to its phenomenal success and future growth.