About us

Empire Title Agency provides title insurance, escrow and settlement services to real estate professionals, residential and commercial clients, lenders, builders, developers, attorneys and consumers. Empire Title is part of Stewart Information Services Corporation, the parent company of Stewart Title, and is one of the largest and fastest growing title agencies in the country. Empire 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, Foreclosure and Account Servicing.

We provide customized services to all of our clients and tailor our tools and products to meet the specific needs of our customers. Empire 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 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. In Arizona alone, we have nearly 190 employees, 24 physical branch locations, and an average employee experience of 18 years. We are here to support you and your transactions from start to finish. Our aim is to exceed our client’s 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 Title Agency can help you build your empire one closing at a time. Your success is our success.

Empire Title 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 2020 Phoenix Business Journal Book of List

Our management team

  • Bill Witt

    President

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

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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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  • 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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  • Chuck Kerkhoff

    Chief Title Officer

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

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  • Tim Muse

    Yavapai County Manager, Chief Title Officer

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

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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

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 strong and financially sound underwriter in order to provide the finest, most competitive service and protection for their investment. Empire Title Agency is a division of Stewart Title Information Services, the owner of Stewart Title.  Stewart is a national underwriter that was established over a 100 years ago in 1893 and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

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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 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!