About us

Empire West Title Agency has been serving the Arizona marketplace since 2008 and provides title, escrow and settlement services to real estate professionals, residential and commercial clients, lenders, builders, developers, attorneys and consumers.  We are part of  the ET Investment Family of companies and are their largest agency.  Empire West offers a full line of title and escrow services, as well as a variety of other related services including Short Sale Processing, Builder Development, Investor Website, Default and Foreclosure services.

We provide customized services to our clients and tailor our tools and products to meet the specific needs of our customers.  Empire West has assembled a group of committed partners that are dedicated to providing our customers with products and services that will set them apart from the competition.  You can trust that Empire West and our partners will provide you with the highest level of professionalism, integrity and accountability.

Our sales and escrow teams are highly experienced and understand the critical demands of your business.  We have nearly 150 employees, 27 individual branches, 1 processing center, and an average employee experience of 15 years.  Our network of branches are located in four counties- Maricopa, Pinal, Yavapai and Coconino.  We are here to support you and your transactions from start to finish.  Our aim is to exceed our clients expectations.  Management, escrow, sales and title production all work in tandem to support our customers and ensure their success.  We care and are committed to serving our clients both professionally and personally and believe in creating valuable and long lasting partnerships with our customers.  Contact us today to find out how Empire West can partner with you to increase your success!  Your success is our success.

Empire West is a proud four-time winner of Phoenix Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” award and is ranked #4 for The Top Title Companies in the 2019 Phoenix Business Journal Book of List

Our management team

  • Bill Witt


    Bill Witt serves as President and Chief Operation Officer at Empire West Title Agency. During his...

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  • Debbie Hamilton

    Senior Vice President - Operations

    Debbie Hamilton is a seasoned business executive. Her 10 years as a business owner and operator,...

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  • Jon Sahnow

    Senior Vice President - Director of Sales and Marketing

    Jon R Sahnow is the Senior Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing for Empire West Title...

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  • Ryan Sams

    Vice President of Corporate Development

    Over the course of Ryan’s career, which began in 2002, he has had experience in many aspects of...

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  • Jeff Perkins

    Northern Arizona Sales Manager

    Jeff Perkins has worked in the title industry for over 40 years. Most of his career he has spent...

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  • Chuck Kerkhoff

    Chief Title Officer

    Chuck Kerkhoff  is the Chief Title Officer/Title Department Manager for Empire West Title Agency....

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  • Tim Muse

    Yavapai County Manager, Chief Title Officer

    Tim Muse serves as Chief Title Officer for Empire West Title Agency in Northern Arizona. Tim has...

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The Power of Our People

We deploy our best resources to strategically strengthen each player
in a transaction so everyone makes a winning move.

Underwriter Stability & Selection

The only thing we value as much as our relationship with clients is our relationship with our underwriters. Without the assurance that our title policies are financially sound and steadfast, we’re out of business. As a title insurance agent, it’s our duty to offer customers a choice of underwriters in order to provide the finest, most competitive service and protection for their investment. Empire West has agency agreements with First American Title Company, Old Republic Title Company, Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, Title Resource Group, and Stewart Title Guarantee Company.

First American Title Company of America is a nationwide title insurance provider that offers a full range of title services. It has been in business for over 100 years and is one of the largest title insurance underwriters in the Nation.

Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC), has been serving the real estate and mortgage industry for more than a century. Founded in 1907, it has a solid reputation and is an industry leader in many aspects. ORNTIC’s Executive Administration offices are located in Tampa, FL.

Westcor Land Title Insurance Company is one of the fastest growing title insurers in the Nation. It has achieved its success through financial stability and building strategic agency alliances. Its core relationships are with quality independent title agencies. Westcor is licensed in 23 states and is continuously expanding its nationwide licensure.

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Title Resource Group (TRG) is is national in scope. Currently operates in 48 states as well as the District of Columbia, and provide closing services in all 50. TRG is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. Realogy is a publicly traded company and a global provider of real estate services. It franchises and owns several of the industry’s leading real estate brands and brokerages.

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Stewart Title Guarantee Company and Stewart Title Company Established in 1893. Headquartered in Houston, Texas are wholly owned subsidiaries of Stewart Information Services Corp. Stewart delivers global title insurance policies in international markets through our network of regional offices in Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the U.S.

Empire West Title Agency....

Empire West is always looking for exceptional people to join our team. Our employees are the foundation of our success. If you are interested in applying for a position, please send us your resume to webdirect@ewtaz.com. Thank you!