StarTex Title Adds Buckalew Team as Growth Continues

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R.L. “Burr” Buckalew has joined StarTex Title as Executive Vice President and Commercial Escrow Officer.

StarTex Title Company, Houston’s largest independently owned title agency, announced today that R.L. “Burr” Buckalew has joined the firm as Executive Vice President and Commercial Escrow Officer. In this position, Buckalew will manage the escrow operations at the firm’s downtown location and be responsible for closing commercial real estate transactions.

According to Sid Terry, President of StarTex, “Burr is an icon in the commercial arena here in metropolitan Houston and in the State of Texas and adds stature to our operations in that area. We are pleased that we could bring Burr onboard to expand our presence in the marketplace along with his entire operation and employees. They will be a tremendous asset for our company.”

Buckalew is a longtime Houston resident and executive in the title industry whose focus has always been on providing the best service to his customers. As he explained, “my desire to continue to provide the best service and greatest expertise in the field led me to my decision to join StarTex.”

Buckalew earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in 1972. After graduation he moved to Dallas where he began his career in the title industry and work for Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation as a sales representative. In 1976, he relocated to Houston and joined an independent title agent, Lawyers Title Company of Houston. With a focus on the commercial real estate market, he soon became the leading commercial closer for the company as well as a highly respected closer in the industry.

In 1998, Buckalew led a group of investors to purchase Lawyers Title Company of Houston and later became the sole owner of the company. In April 2004, the company changed its name to AmeriPoint Title Houston.

About StarTex Title
StarTex Title is locally owned and managed and consistently ranks as one of the largest title agencies in Houston. Serving both the commercial and residential markets, the firm has expanded dramatically over the last 5 years and continues to aggressively grow its market share. StarTex has assembled one of the most dynamic and experienced management teams in the title industry. These professionals, with a wealth of practical and technical experience spanning decades in the title industry, are dedicated to meeting or exceeding our clients' objectives and needs. Underwritten by Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Stewart Title Guaranty Company and Old Republic Title Company, the company has the financial stability and flexibility required to handle virtually any size transaction. With 15 closing locations throughout the Houston Metropolitan area, StarTex is licensed in Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Galveston, Brazoria, Collin, Denton and Tarrant Counties.

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