DuBose Family Opens New Title Insurance Company to Serve Commercial and Residential Customers

May 31, 2007

FORT WORTH, Texas, -- Members of the DuBose family have announced the opening of a new entity, First Western Title Co., offering commercial and consumer title services in the state of Texas. First Western title Co.'s corporate office is located on the campus of Colonial Savings in Fort Worth, with additional offices at Norwood Drive in Hurst and on Camp Bowie Boulevard in western Fort Worth.

The roots of the company go back to 1952 when James S. DuBose founded Fort Worth Mortgage. Since that time, the company has expanded to include Colonial Savings, Colonial National Mortgage (formerly Fort Worth Mortgage), CU Members Mortgage, Community Bankers Mortgage, Colonial Life Insurance Company of Texas, Colonial Lloyds and DuBose & Associates Insurance.

Serving as President of First Western Title Co. is Glen W. Cochran, Jr., who has more than 30 years of leadership experience with some of the most well known names in the title industry. Throughout his career, Cochran has developed title company operations in major Texas cities, increasing market share in residential, commercial and builder sectors.

Donna Cochran serves as Vice President of First Western Title Co. She brings more than 20 years of combined experience in title insurance and banking to the company, making her one of the most knowledgeable commercial and residential title officers in the state. She has developed a significant commercial client base with transaction involving shopping centers, multi-site and multi-property assemblages, apartment buildings, retail stores and hotels/motels.

James E. DuBose, president of Colonial Savings and a principal in the new endeavor, said the addition of a title company serving the company's many customers is a natural extension of its financial services. "For several years, we have contemplated opening a title company to provide our customers with a seamless experience from loan application to closing, conducted with integrity and reliability," said DuBose. "Glen and Donna, along with their staffs, offer the caliber of superior customer service for which the Colonial family of companies is known, and we are fortunate to partner with them in this initiative. They will provide title services not only to our own mortgage customers, but to other residential and commercial clients throughout Texas. In time, we anticipate expansion of First Western Title Co.'s footprint to other states where Colonial has a significant presence in residential mortgage lending."

>> http://www.FirstWesternTitle.com >> http://www.ColonialSavings.com

Source: Colonial Savings

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