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About Abstract & Title Guaranty Company

Abstract & Title Guaranty Company is a full service title company providing property information for Clinton County, Iowa and Jackson County, Iowa including title reports and abstracts of title, flood zone certificates, UCC searches, personal lien searches, and criminal searches.

Our History

Abstract & Title Guaranty Company was originally located in the Weston Building located at the northeast corner of 6th Avenue South and South 2nd Street in Clinton, Iowa.  The Weston was referred to as Clinton’s first “skyscraper” and boasted of having the first elevator in a local office building.  Following the demolition of the Weston Building during the early 1960’s the company relocated to 128 6th Avenue South.  In 1996 the company moved again to its current location in “The Lincolnshire” at 326 5th Avenue South.  “The Lincolnshire”, was built in 1899 as the home of W. F. Coan, a local banker, who was very active in civic affairs.  Mr. Coan was the Lincoln Highway State Consul for the State of Iowa and he was instrumental in establishing the Lincoln Highway and the Great River Road through the City of Clinton.

Our Leadership

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.

Our Memberships

Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, Clinton Area Development Corporation, DeWitt Chamber of Commerce, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Title Guarantee, American Land Title Association, a Charter Member of the Iowa Land Title Association and Affiliate Members of the Iowa Association of Realtors.

Clinton and Jackson County Records — http://www.countyrecords.com

American Land Title Association — http://www.alta.org

Iowa Land Title Association — http://www.iowalandtitle.org

Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce — http://www.clintonia.com

Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce — http://www.maquoketachamber.com

Clinton, Iowa Board of Realtors — http://www.clintoniaboardofrealtors.com

Maquoketa, Iowa Board of Realtors — http://www.maquoketaareamls.com

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce — http://www.bellevueia.com

Dewitt Chamber fo Commerce — http://www.dewittiowa.org

Iowa Title Guaranty — http://www.iowafinanceauthority.gov/TitleGuaranty/Index

Our staff of real estate title professionals stands ready to meet your abstracting or title report needs in Clinton County and Jackson County, Iowa.