First American Title Acquires Barbour Title
September 26, 2006, SANTA ANA, Calif.
First American Title Insurance Company today announced that it has acquired Barbour Title Company of
“First American has worked alongside Barbour Title for a very long time,” said Craig Burns,
For the current transition period, Barbour Title Company and The Rogers Abstract & Title Company will continue to operate under their current names and management structures, with owner Randall S. Barbour transitioning into the role of First American Title’s
“During my 25 years of running Barbour Title Company, and working in the
Established in 1915 as the Barbour-Collinson Abstract Company, Barbour Title Company is one of the oldest single family-owned businesses in Winfield. In 1997, Barbour Title Company purchased The Rogers Abstract & Title Company, and took over its operations in 1998. In the fall of 2002, the company opened a closing office in
First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through more than 1,800 offices and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. Information about The First American Corporation’s subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at www.firstam.com.