||August 28, 1985
In 1985, Leo and Jerry bought the Solano County operation of Lawyers Title, which in Solano County was called Cal Land Title. They inherited a manager in the deal whom Leo says proved to be a better pontificator than salesman or manager. After a few months he was encouraged to find a company where his oratory prowess might serve him better. The they tried a succession of guys as the Solano manager. Their results and progress were less than stellar. In fact after ten years of trying—our track record was still more cellar than stellar.
So Leo, in a bold move displaying courage, resolve and the slightest hint of desperation, got down on his knees and persuaded, (begged), this positive-minded, highly-spirited little sales kid, who already worked for him in Fairfield, to take on the task of making PTC a winner in Solano. That bold move took place at about the end of 1996 and henceforth, little Genie Branson has made the best of that opportunity. She got together with Michael Fortney, Lorraine Pate and the rest of her key group and they used their abundant energy, positivity and spirit to attract a stellar group of like-minded, high-energy people. Together, they earned a solid reputation of providing top-shelf service to their customers and clients.
The fact of the matter is this... Under Genie's watch, the Solano PTC kinds have worked together to strengthen and grow their operation. And—they have a lot of fun doing it. Very few operations have more fun together and very few show better financial success to boot.
About Solano County
located in Northern California and are nestled between the cities of San
Francisco and Sacramento, with a portion of the county lying in the Sacramento
Valley. The county covers 823 square miles with over 400,000 residents and was
formed as one of the original 27 counties of California's statehood. Agriculture
is diversified with approximately 70 different commodities including fruits,
vegetables, nuts, grains, and live stock. Solano County provides many options
for outdoor recreation - you are bound to find something in Solano County to fit
your lifestyle! For those who enjoy water sports, Lake Berryessa is a boater's
paradise that offers camping, fishing, and waterskiing. Solano County is truly a
great place to live and work with many large industries based here and the
ability for residents to enjoy the easy commute to the San Francisco Bay Area or
the Capital City of Sacramento.
Placer Title has been serving the
communities of Solano County since 1985; our Solano County Division is headed by
Genie Branson, Division President and Michael Fortney, Division Vice President.
We have two branches located in the County, with our headquarters and Title
Plant conveniently located in Fairfield. We invite you to join us in Solano
County and discover the difference!