A native Houstonian, Mr. Fontanot is proud to have spent his entire professional career in the great city of Houston, TX. After graduating from the University of Houston in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree, he found himself drawn to the world of real estate.
Entering the industry as a loan officer, Mr. Fontanot quickly pivoted into the title industry in December of 2004 when the opportunity to manage an upstart fee attorney operation for First American Title presented itself. Managing the operations of a title office ignited a passion for orchestrating small business operations and managing the needs of the individuals who make those companies run smoothly
Joining the Patten family as the Houston Area Manager, his passion for facilitation and integration flourished further as the team navigated the 2008 mortgage crisis. His leadership helped reestablish the Houston market area as one of the highest transactional volume offices in the state of Texas and then expanded Patten’s operations to the Dallas market. Double digit growth from 2011 through 2015, the Patten team transitioned the company’s four thousand-plus transactions per year from the fee attorney model to a title agent model.
Mr. Fontanot is happily married to his beautiful wife, Audrey, and he’s the father of an amazing daughter, Elise. He enjoys being active in their church and coaching Elise as much as possible in her extracurricular activities, such as soccer and basketball.