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Accurate Group has announced that it has hired two former executives from the FirstMerit Title Agency that was recently closed due to FirstMerit Bank’s decision to exit the title business. Kelly R. Westbury, FirstMerit Title’s former president and Laurice Petit, FirstMerit Title’s former commercial relationship manager joined Accurate Group. Westbury and Petit will open a new Accurate Group office in the Canton, Ohio market to focus on closing residential purchase and refinance transactions along with commercial title insurance transactions.
“I am thrilled with the opportunity to add Kelly and Laurice to the Accurate Group team. I have worked with Kelly for many years and there is no one better at providing great service to her many loyal clients. I am also excited to have Laurice join our team to strengthen our commercial closing capabilities as we continue to see great growth in our commercial title business,” said 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.”
“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,” said Kelly R. Westbury. “Accurate Group offers a vast array of appraisal, title and compliance services and technology supported by a dedicated team of skilled, knowledgeable professionals. 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.”
As the established market leader in title and closing, Accurate Group continues to attract outstanding talent with key residential loan officer relationships and commercial title expertise. Establishing a full-service office in the Canton, Ohio market will allow Westbury and Petit to leverage their long term relationships and experience in these markets. Leveraging Accurate Group’s technology and production facilities will ensure these exceptional professionals provide differentiated service to their client base and consumers. For Accurate Group, this move will allow the company to continue to diversify its customer base and grow share in multiple markets.