Tennessee-based Title Agency Enters Florida Market with Acquisitions

November 2, 2023

Tennessee Mid South Title Services LLC recently entered the Florida market with the acquisition of Wauchula Abstract and Title Co. and DeSoto Abstract & Title Co.

Both Wauchula Abstract & Title Co. based in Wauchula, Fla., and DeSoto Abstract & Title Co., headquartered in Arcadia, Fla., are over 100 years old and possess property records dating back to the 1880s.

"We are excited to welcome Wauchula Abstract & Title and DeSoto Abstract & Title into the Mid South Title Services family," said M. Taylor Hewgley, owner of Mid South Title. "Both companies have earned an exceptional reputation for their dedication to accuracy, integrity, and exemplary customer service. This acquisition aligns perfectly with our vision to grow regionally and strategically, and provide clients with capable offices that operate with the highest level of service and expertise. This acquisition is a significant step for Mid South Title, as it furthers the goal of becoming a regional title solution.”

Dottie Conerly, owner of Wauchula Abstract & Title and DeSoto Abstract & Title, stated, "We are thrilled about this new chapter and look forward to the resources and support that Mid South Title Services brings. Together, we will continue to exceed our clients' expectations." For thirty years, Dottie has been the Owner and President of Wauchula & DeSoto, and worked for Wauchula for twenty years prior to ownership.

Mid South Title is now licensed in Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida.


The acquisition is effective immediately, and both Wauchula Abstract & Title and DeSoto Abstract & Title will operate under the Mid South Title brand. Conerly, along with existing management and staff, will continue in their day-to-day roles.

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