Edwards’ Rockstar of the Week

Edwards is pleased to recognize the Rockstar of the Week, Benita Ramirez. Benita operates from the Brownsville office located at 1075 Paredes Line Road and serves Edwards Abstract and Title Co. as Tax Research Specialist. She started her career in 1999 with Southern Texas Title Company and remained onboard when Edwards merged with Southern in 2010. Benita’s knowledge and experience in dealing with multiple taxing entities across the Rio Grande Valley is commendable, and Benita has proven that she certainly knows her stuff! She has developed the special skills necessary to produce the tax information for commercial and residential transactions for the Edwards’ offices in Cameron and Hidalgo counties and other counties that Edwards serves.  As Tax Research Specialist, Benita is continuously checking, updating, gathering, calculating and making the tax information available to members of the Edwards Team in preparation of closing various transactions. Accuracy is vital in her position, and Benita…

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Edwards’ Rockstar of the Week

Edwards is pleased to recognize the Rockstar of the Week, Victoria Koch who serves as Escrow Processor in the Edwards McAllen Office. She was nominated by her peers for her great attitude! Victoria is known to be a “hands on” employee who is very dedicated and hard working. She joined the Edwards Team in February, 2016 and she has already made her mark as a dependable, helpful and outstanding member of the Edwards Team. Knowing how to multi-task is a key quality that makes Victoria special. As Escrow Processor, she is dealing with multiple files, communicating with customers on both sides including Realtors, lenders and of course the buyer and the seller. Victoria has a unique ability to bring her A-game to the office every day. One of the compliments bestowed upon her is, “In the midst of tons of work, she is always willing to drop what she’s doing to assist.…

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Edwards’ Rockstar of the Week

Edwards is pleased to recognize the Rockstar of the Week, Kitty Van Holsbeke. Kitty is a legend among the real estate industry professionals as she started her career in 1979. She was one of the first employees who joined Southern Texas Title Company. When Edwards merged with Southern in 2010, Kitty took the lead as Cameron County Operations Manager where she was responsible for the Escrow Dept production. Kitty has many special qualities that make her an Edwards Rockstar. She is always willing to mentor, train and share her knowledge and experience with any member of the team. Customers who have dealt with her for over 41 years, have grown to depend on her as she is responsive, can work on the most complicated deals and she will not stop until the job is done! Kitty currently represents Edwards as Customer Development Officer for the Cameron County area. She is certainly knowledgeable…

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Edwards’ Rockstar of the Week

Edwards is pleased to recognize the Rockstar of the Week, Bridget Cook. Bridget serves as Legal Assistant with Lewis Pena+ Falcon & Cook – Attorneys at Law. The law firm serves as counsel to Edwards Abstract and Title Co. Bridget has 15 years of experience and has been part of the team since 2005. Preparing legal documents and dealing with multiple Escrow Officers and Escrow Processors in Cameron and Hidalgo Counties, Bridget has mastered the art of being cool, calm and collected! She maintains a professional demeanor with both the internal and external customer, especially during the end of month rush. This is a very special quality that makes everyone who deals with Bridget feel that they are taken care of when it comes to the preparation of the legal documents. Bridget’s co-workers, who have nominated her for the well-deserved recognition, have this to say about her. “She is wonderful to work…

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Edwards’ Rockstar of the Week

Edwards is pleased to recognize the Rockstar of the Week, Nadine Cabrera Avendano! During 2020, Nadine is celebrating 14 years of service. She has had the opportunity to work in various departments that have allowed her to learn various facets of the company. Nadine first walked in the doors of the Edwards’ former office located at 204 W. Cano in June, 2006. Her career started with Edwards at the Tax Service Dept. She certainly mastered that area of responsibility when she accepted a position in the Order Entry Dept that is responsible for opening orders companywide. Always willing to learn, Nadine had a blank canvas to become familiar with Edwards’ customers, various types of transactions and she was ready for another challenge. After several months of hands on training by Title Operations Manager & Title Attorney, Rene Correa, Nadine was named Title Examiner. She has thrived in this position and was nominated…

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Edwards’ Rockstar of the Week

Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is pleased to recognize the Rockstar of the Week, Velma Gallegos, Title Examiner in the  Cameron County title operations. She is housed in the Brownsville Office located at 1075 Paredes Line Road. Her career in the title insurance industry started at Southern Texas Title on December 8, 1993.  Like many in the industry, Velma learned the ins and outs of title insurance by working in different positions. She started as a file clerk and worked herself up to examination. Being a Title Examiner is very interesting and involves very detailed work including reviewing surveys, examining records, reviewing liens, etc. It can also be challenging and yet rewarding when the chain of title (ownership) is determined. Velma has many qualities that make her an outstanding employee. According to her immediate supervisor, Dalia Salinas, Manager of Title Operations Cameron County Division “Velma is very dependable and her work is…

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Edwards Honored for Protecting State’s Economy Under Continued Threat of COVID-19

The Texas Land Title Association shared a press release recognizing all of the front-line title insurance professionals across the State, who have been named as essential businesses. During the state association's virtual gathering and annual conference, TLTA President Michael Savas saluted the title insurance companies who remain open to make the dream of home and business ownerships come true. Thank you to all of the members of the Edwards Team who are committed to serving others during the pandemic. To read the full article visit: https://texasborderbusiness.com/essential-front-line-title-insurance-professionals-honored-for-protecting-states-economy-under-continued-threat-of-covid-19/  

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Edwards McAllen – 90 Years Experience!
The McAllen Office Team(l to r): Roque Guerrero, Escrow Officer; Mark A. Lewis, Branch Manager/Escrow Officer; Denisse Flores, Escrow Officer; Ana Ramos, Escrow Processor; Nancy Lemke, Escrow Officer/Escrow Processor; Victoria Koch, Escrow Processor; Kathia Munoz, Director of First Impressions/Receptionist and Valerie Alvarado, Escrow Officer/Escrow Processor.

Edwards McAllen – 90 Years Experience!

When you choose to do business with the Edwards Abstract and Title Co.'s McAllen Office, you have the choice of working with three licensed Escrow Officers. Mark A. Lewis, Roque Guerrero and Denisse Flores welcome the opportunity to serve you.  Whether your transaction involves commercial, ranchland, investment properties and/or residential transactions, you are entrusting your real estate needs to a high performance group! Branch Manager Mark A. Lewis invites real estate industry professionals to utilize the talent, knowledge and experience of the Escrow Officers, and Escrow Processors who are all ready to serve you. Kathia Munoz, Director of First Impressions, is always ready to greet you with a warm smile as you walk in the office or as you reach out to the Team via telephone. Collectively, the McAllen Escrow Team shares an impressive 90 years of experience! As do all of the Edwards employees, Team Lewis follows the Core Values instilled…

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Edwards’ Newest Escrow Officer Denisse Flores

Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is pleased to welcome Edwards’ newest Escrow Officer. Denisse Flores of the McAllen office will venture out on her own as she will work as Escrow Officer and carry her own book of business. She will continue to expand her career working from the McAllen office, a city that she has called “home” for the past 16 years working with Edwards. Denisse has proven her capabilities time and time again and this has not gone unnoticed by her immediate supervisor Mark A. Lewis, McAllen Branch Manager. President & C.E.O. Byron Jay Lewis together with N. Michael Overly, congratulate Denisse as she accepts the opportunity to offer Edwards’ customers REMARKABLE customer service. Congratulations and best wishes from the entire Edwards Team in Cameron and Hidalgo Counties.

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