After a year of dedicated effort by every member of the First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) team, I am pleased to report our results for 2016. FNTI grew revenues to $78 million, which represent an increase of 56 percent over our 2015 revenue figures. This incredible growth rate is a tribute to you, our independent agents, and your tremendous support last year. I am thankful for every one of our milestones and recognize that they are only possible because of the hard working independent agent family that chooses FNTI on a daily basis.
The message that we envisioned five years ago has not changed. We created FNTI to support and service the independent agents. Our independent-agent model is more important than ever as the large underwriters continue to expand their influence into your market. We are all competing to succeed in our own arenas—striving to increase our market share and our revenues. Each member of our team is dedicated to helping you achieve success. We will assist you in getting that next transaction and help you get it closed.
Our staff expanded again last year so that we have the resources necessary to answer the calls, analyze the problems, and educate your employees. Our company motto that we “…do business with those we know, like, and trust” continues to ring true.
Look for additional announcements in the very near future that will greatly enhance the FNTI experience. We have big plans and big goals for 2017, and they are all focused on you.
We could not have achieved our goals in 2016 without your continued support. And we had to have the dedicated and committed FNTI team supporting you. As our company grows every year and we add the appropriate staff, please know that each new employee is selected for his or her unique personal abilities that increase the effectiveness and value to the whole team. It is always about the success of the team—and we have a GREAT FNTI team.
Thank you very much for an excellent 2016!