Project Description

Member First American Title • McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce


McMinnville, OR 97128


Doing the Right Thing

C.E. Parker founded First American Title with small humble beginnings tracing back to 1989 in Orange County California, then doing business as Orange County Title Company. Over the years the company has expanded far beyond borders changing its name to First American Title. It serves nearly 70 countries, with being the first title insurance provider in Mexico, Korea, and Hong Kong, as well as being the leading market share in Australia and England.

First American Title officially began operations in Yamhill County in 2004 when they acquired one of their long-time agents, Northwest Title Company. Northwest Title Company began operations in Yamhill County in May of 1974. During this time, Northwest Title Company was writing policies under several different national title insurers, but in 1977, an agreement was reached for First American Title to solely provide policy coverage to clients in Yamhill County through Northwest Title Company.

Putting People First

First American is distinguished by 125 years of service and has more than 600 offices across the country. They celebrate the spirit of community. As one of the leading providers of real estate property data in the nation, advanced technology enables them to deliver information faster and with greater accuracy. Continually evolving to serve the business objectives of our customers.

American Title operations offer:

  • title insurance
  • settlement services
  • property data and analytics
  • title data and technology
  • property and casualty insurance products
  • home warranty services
  • and many others.

As Crystal Marks shares,

Caring for one another is as natural as breathing at First American. We put people first. It means fostering personal and professional growth. Being there for each other, embracing cultural differences and expanding our understanding of the world around us. We are 17,000+ strong because of the support we are given.

Longstanding Practices

First American has adopted ongoing sustainability practices. They have sponsored periodic EcoFairs that protect and preserve our community and planet’s resources. Over the years they have participated in Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraisers as well as Relay for Life. First American is a proud sponsor of Habitat for Humanity “Team Build” events supporting our McMinnville Community.

The sense of community in McMinnville is so strong says Crystal. The well-being of each other is treated with genuine sensitivity. We encourage each other and serve. We have great heritage here. We have great camaraderie and like to rally together to support causes and a great sense community.

The Chamber has given First American opportunity to build and strengthen our community relationships. Meeting new people and having regular networking occasions has been extremely helpful in growing our business! They keep us apprised of Public Policy and community activities helps us stay involved and interactive with our city.

The staff at First American Title have long-standing ties to the community that go beyond the title insurance coverage. Building its foundation on integrity and service, the future is bright for First American Title as they will continue to provide customers with respect and deliver services with insight and integrity. Today it is a publicly owned corporation with a place on the New York Stock Exchange and is more than 11,000 people strong.

“Doing the right thing for each other and our customers. This is the world of First American”.