The Abstract & Title Guaranty Company was established January 2nd, 1893. The founders were Murray Haywood, James E. Sedgwick, George F. Skinner and Edmund Walsh. Peter H. Petersen later acquired the company, and the Petersen family was involved in the ownership for over sixty years until Robert J. Petersen retired in 1985.
In 1974 George C. (Joe) Eddy became a Partner with Robert J Petersen. Mark D. Mallicoat joined the company in 1973. Mark acquired Robert Petersen’s interest in 1985 and was named Managing Partner, with Joe. Mark also became the company’s President in 1985. Mark then acquired Joe’s interest in 1994.
John R. Eisenman joined the company in 1997 as Vice President. In 2003 John and Mark became partners, with John becoming Executive Vice President. The partnership continued until Mark’s passing in June 2016. John became President and served in that capacity through his retirement at the end of 2022.
In October of 2021, John approached Liz and Dan Srp about becoming his successor as the owner operators of Abstract & Title Guaranty Company. Liz and Dan began working in and learning about all aspects of the company in July of 2022 and acquired the company in January of 2023. Dan and Liz are grateful that John has elected to remain with the company during his retirement in the capacity of Consultant Advisor.