After 130 years of service in the Rio Grande Valley, one title insurance company continues to adapt to the needs of the ever-changing landscape of the residential and commercial real estate industry. An important key to the success of Edwards Abstract and Title Co. has been the ability to set the pace for change in the title insurance industry in the Valley, and to adapt to market conditions during the past thirteen decades.
The title insurance provider has been serving Hidalgo County with four branch offices located in Edinburg, McAllen, Mission and Weslaco. In 2010, Edwards Abstract and Title Co. has expanded the service area to Cameron County and offers the added convenience of three branch offices operating in Brownsville, Harlingen and South Padre Island. A total of seven branch offices make Edwards Abstract and Title Co. the largest independently owned and operated title insurance company in South Texas.
Edwards Abstract and Title Co. has taken great strides to be recognized as a leader in the title insurance industry. The company was the first in Hidalgo County to offer the convenience of multiple branch offices; the first company to offer customers a transaction management system (SureClose) that offers the ability to view the status of orders online 24/7 and the first to implement E-Recording in cooperation with the Hidalgo County Clerks Office.
Edwards Abstract and Title Co. was established in 1880 by Judge J.H. Edwards. The Edwards family operated the company until 1984 when it was sold to Jesse D. Hedrick. Current Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Byron Jay Lewis, purchased the company in 2001 and continues to operate it as an independently owned title insurance provider.