Placer Title Company was still just a teenager in 1986 and like so many 13-year-olds—Feeling its Oats. Of course—pretty much everything Leo French did—he did like a wild-eyed teenager. (Eileen mentioned that on more than one occasion)
So, very shortly after opening PTC in Yolo
, Leo called on a long-time friend, Pat Dow, who just happened to be a supremely accomplished leader and manager with a stellar record of achievement in Contra Costa County. We don't have the conversation on tape but the call went something like this... "Pat?" says Leo—"Yes?" says Pat—"That's all I needed to hear" says Leo. Their relationship and their history of working together, along with the fact that the best and brightest escrow and title people in Contra Costa all loved and trusted Pat, made PTC's entrance to Contra Costa County almost that easy. Even the infamous California Department of Insurance, dragging its feet for more than 6 months couldn't keep Leo, Pat and her people from opening their offices.
Fast-forward to today... Contra Costa County is alive and well under the direction of our version of the Dynamic Duo—Jan Wissenback and Cindy Andersen. Jan and Cindy along with Michelle, Julie, Val and the rest of the PTC gang in Walnut Creek and Danville are blazing new trails in familiar neighborhoods. They have reestablished PTC as the team to beat in their towns and have set their sights on once again making Contra Costa one of our flagship operations.