Tampa, Fla. January 18, 2024 – Old Republic Title Company has acquired the operating assets of Chico, California-based Bidwell Title & Escrow Company as of January 16, 2024. The acquisition adds four office locations to Old Republic Title’s Northern California Region. Old Republic Title is pleased to welcome the former Bidwell team as part of its existing network of direct operations that includes more than 285 branch and subsidiary office locations nationwide.
Bidwell Title & Escrow traces its history to 1913 when the organization began as Kipp Abstract Company. In 1929, it incorporated into Oroville Title Company and later moved its title department from Oroville to Chico, California, changing its name to Bidwell Title & Escrow Company. Under the leadership of President Trevor Joyner, Bidwell Title & Escrow offered a full range of title and escrow services, handling real estate transactions through its offices in Chico, Paradise, Oroville and Gridley, California.
“We believe what really distinguishes Bidwell’s Title & Escrow operations is their personalized approach with customers and the long history of title and escrow expertise they have provided in the communities they serve,” states Carolyn Monroe, President and CEO, Old Republic National Title Holding Company. “Trevor Joyner and his team know Butte County real estate well. As a matter of fact, their property ownership records date back to the 1800s. Similar to Old Republic Title, Bidwell has been building relationships in title and real estate for more than a century. The dedicated staff has a reputation for quality escrow work, and a focus on effective communication through each step of the real estate transaction. We believe those priorities align well with our Company’s culture and standards. I am delighted to welcome the team to the Old Republic Title family, expanding their resources through our national network of operations, underwriting expertise, financial strength and technology.”
Joyner, now a Senior Vice President and Butte County Manager at Old Republic Title, notes, “Our teams look forward to working as part of Old Republic Title’s Western Title Division, continuing to serve customers from our existing offices. We are in the process of rebranding and changing our name to Old Republic Title.”
About Old Republic Title
Old Republic Title Insurance Group, Inc. (ORTIG) is comprised of a multitude of title and related services companies and is one of the largest title insurance groups in the United States. Its underwriters are Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, formed in 1907, and American Guaranty Title Insurance Company, dating back to 1899. Since 1992, no other title insurance group has had higher overall financial-strength ratings than ORTIG. The Company has a national network of more than 285 branch and subsidiary offices, and approximately 8,000 independent, authorized policy-issuing title agents. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI), one of America’s 50 largest shareholder-owned insurance businesses. For more information, visit oldrepublictitle.com.