H&S Title and Escrow, which has offices in Destin and Panama City Beach and serves the 30A community, has joined forces with Knight Barry Title, a national leader in title, closing and escrow services. Owners Vicki and Mike Hoover, as well as the experienced staff of both locations, will be staying on as part of the deal. One of their goals is to help Knight Barry Title continue to expand in the area.
Vicki Hoover said she had a good feeling about Knight Barry Title from the start of discussions and is thrilled to be part of a new, growing team. “Immediately, we liked the way Knight Barry Title had everything together and were well-versed on how to make the acquisition happen with ease. We’ve always had visions of growing along the Emerald Coast and now Mike and I think we can make that a reality with the help of our new KBT friends,” Vicki Hoover said. “Both of us look forward to the potential we have with the backing of a bigger company that has nearby sister offices that we can reach out to when needed.”
The two H&S locations will immediately assume the Knight Barry Title name. However, customers should expect the same family atmosphere they have grown accustomed to when it comes to closing their transactions.
Hoover states, “Joining KBT gives our team more time to build customer relationships and allow us to participate more in the communities that have been so great to us over the years.”
The H&S Title purchase is Knight Barry Title’s third acquisition in the Sunshine State in 2019. The other two Florida locations are in Pensacola and Crestview
. In addition to Florida, the Milwaukee-based company operates offices in three other states: Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota.
Backed by 165 years of history, Knight Barry Title prides itself on a commitment to integrity, experience and innovation. With hundreds of title and closing experts combined with a skilled staff of problem solvers, Knight Barry Title has the experience needed to provide fast and accurate services to their commercial and residential customers.