Ensuring Happy Homes
Welcome to Foundation Title and Escrow
We are an innovative title insurance agency with highly motivated & caring people who provide measurably better service, communication, follow through and results to improve the convenience, peace of mind & happiness of the local, regional and national clients we serve every day.
At Foundation Title & Escrow, we find that a straightforward approach is the right approach. We serve our clients by keeping these values close at heart.
The title insurance industry began in the United States, some time in the 1870’s. Since then, not much has changed overall, especially concerning the processes used for searching, recording, and settlement. That’s a long time to be doing things the same way, especially with the advent of so much technology. Foundation Title & Escrow is different. We see the advantages of new and creative approaches, while still maintaining the compassionate, human-centric approach that has been at the core of our company since the beginning. As new regulatory and voluntary industry standards are introduced, we embrace them because we know we can thrive in such an environment and provide accountability, consumer-protection, with as efficient and dependable outcomes as is humanly possible.
Christopher L. Cantrell
Chris founded Foundation Title & Escrow, where he serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of its Board of Directors. In 1991, Chris received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee, after receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from David Lipscomb University in 1988. Prior to starting Foundation Title & Escrow, Chris owned and operated a solo law practice in Smithville, Tennessee.
Deanna D. ("Deddie") Johnson
Deddie is a licensed Tennessee attorney and practices, primarily, in the area of residential real estate. While working as an accountant, she earned her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law in 2004, after receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University in 1999. Deddie serves as the Chief Compliance Officer of Foundation Title & Escrow.
We are proud to offer friendly, reliable services to buyers and sellers of real estate, their professional real estate agents, lender, and underwriters in order to fulfill a crucial role in the team-oriented real estate transaction process. If our clients are like stones in a wall, we strive to be the mortar that holds everything together, providing much-needed stability in the overall structure of real estate business. Our strategy, then, is designed to capitalize on the transition towards consumer-oriented services under Dodd-Frank and CFPB regulations, the ever-growing need for cost-effective title insurance delivery models, the expansion of reliable title insurance management expertise, and the consolidation of real estate transaction service providers.
At the very core of Foundation Title & Escrow is a heartfelt sincerity. Despite our increasingly fast-paced and modernizing world, we maintain a compassionate and human touch in everything we do. It is no wonder that we handle more real estate transactions than most other title agencies in our twelve locations. We are proud to provide compassionate, reliable, and efficient service to buyers and sellers of real estate, agents, and lenders. Let us show you what service truly means.