Local company achieves standards certification

September 21-27, 2015

Associates Closing & Title (ACT) has received independent third-party certification of the American Land Title Association (ALTA) Best Practices Standards. The certification audit performed by Knoxville based CPA firm Pershing, Young & Associates (PYA) noted compliance in each of seven core areas.

Mike Pryor, Chief Executive Officer of JH Title Group, the parent company of ACT, said “Our title group is in a rapid multi-state growth phase. I am especially pleased to see the ACT team has embraced the ALTA compliance standards as their pathway for continued excellence. Most title companies do not even have third-party certifications, and certainly not the rigorous examination process employed by PYA. Receiving this certification from PYA is a big deal for us, our lender partners and clients.”

“Implementing compliance with ALTA Best Practices isn’t easy and retaining a third party to provide a rigorous assessment of doing so, is a bold achievement. ACT can raise their “PYA Certified Flag” high for achieving industry recognition of compliance based on the ALTA Best Practices Framework,” stated Matthew Rekers, director of ALTA Best Practices Group for PYA. “The operational preparation and attention to compliance standards at Associates Closing & Title is impressive.”

Associates Closing & Title, a title insurance and settlement services company, was founded and previously owned by Wilson & Associates. It became a part of the JH Financial Partners family of companies in 2012.

Source: Associates Closing & Title


JH Title Group announces Associates Closing & Title (ACT) has been certified as ALTA Best Practices compliant. From l-r. Mark Richards, CFO, Ashley Brauch, Compliance officer and Mike Pryor, CEO of JH Title Group, parent company of Associates Closing & Title.  (Photo provided)