The company hired two former executives from the FirstMerit Title Agency that was recently closed due to FirstMerit Bank’s decision to no longer be involved in the title business. Kelly R. Westbury, FirstMerit Title’s former President and Laurice Petit, FirstMerit Title’s former Commercial Relationship Manager are the newest members of the Accurate Group effective April 20, 2015.
“I am thrilled with the opportunity to add Kelly and Laurice to the Accurate Group team,” stated Paul Doman, president and CEO of Accurate Group. “We always look for strategic opportunities to quickly add great talent and this was clearly one of those cases where we were pleased to be able to make a quick but well planned investment.”
Westbury and Petit intend to open a new Accurate Group office in the Canton, Ohio market that will focus on increasing and closing residential purchase and refinance along with commercial title insurance transactions.
“I am excited to join such an accomplished organization as the Accurate Group, where I can focus on providing unparalleled customer service to existing and new clients in both the residential and commercial real estate arena,” Westbury said. “Accurate Group offers a vast array of appraisal, title and compliance services and technology supported by a dedicated team of skilled, knowledgeable professionals.
The company announced that establishing a full service office in the Canton, Ohio market will allow Westbury and Petit to utilize their long term relationships and vast knowledge in these markets. Through the utilization of Accurate Group’s technology and production facilities these professionals will provide differentiated service to their client base and consumers. This move will allow the company to continue to diversify and grow its customer base and share in multiple markets.
“Our current partners have grown accustomed to and benefited from our superior level of service, and our new office in the Akron/Canton market will allow us extend our reach in Northeast Ohio to new clients and partners so they too can benefit,” Westbury said.