Business of the Month / Security 1st Title

Business of the Month / Security 1st Title

Security 1st Title
15510 State Ave.
Suite 10A
Basehor, KS 66007

(913) 728-2021
Dawn Carver

Security 1st Title offers licensed and trained professionals to assist you with your title and closing needs. Our local, experienced staff delivers exceptional service to protect property rights of homeowners and lenders. We offer Title Insurance and Real Estate closing services for Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and Agricultural transactions, Purchases and Refinances, New Construction, Relocation, Foreclosure, Short Sales, HUD, Escrow Contract Servicing, and 1031 Exchanges.

In 2018, Security 1st Title opened our Basehor office with two employees, Dawn Carver as the Office Manager and Escrow Closer and JoMarie Castro as Escrow Processor. Security 1st Title now has two branches in Leavenworth County after opening an additional branch this past summer in downtown Leavenworth, adding two additional employees, Glenn Pomeroy/Escrow Closer and Lindsay Morrow/Title Officer.

Our team is always working to maintain relationships, provide education, and stay in front of real estate trends. However, educating our customers on the issues surrounding cyber fraud and the red flags to look for in a real estate transaction has become an important focus for Security 1st Title.

Security 1st Title believes in following the “The Golden Rule”. Our goal is to provide our customers with a quality product while giving them an excellent customer experience. We help people obtain their dreams of home ownership, and we protect their property rights. That’s a big deal. We don’t want our employees to just go the extra mile for our customers, we want them to go the extra inch. That inch, is the little things people remember. That inch, makes our company stand out among the competitors. It is not what you do, but how you make people feel.


On April Fool’s Day 1944, Orville Allen Bell opened Security Abstract & Title Company. He had a modest beginning with 8 employees that started in the back room of the old courthouse, plus some shared space in The Bitting Building in downtown Wichita. The Vice President was William Burns, Grandfather of Craig Burns our current CEO. In the 1950’s, Bell’s sons, Roger and John, joined the company after they got out of college and the Air Force. Roger Bell is the father of Jennifer Weast our Executive VP. In 1959, they bought Midland Abstract Company which had been owned by Kansas City Title Insurance Company and we started the city’s first full service closing department in Wichita. In 1970, Roger Bell, became President and John Bell was appointed Executive Vice President. Title insurance became the product of choice, they dropped ‘Abstract’ from our name and we became known as Security Title. In 1999, Security Title was at a point where the company needed to either invest a lot of money on technology or sell. Roger and John decided to sell to one of their friends in the business who owned First American Title out of California. After several years under the ownership of First American Title, the business model began to change. We knew the company needed to go in a different direction. On November 1st, 2009, the partners started Security 1st Title. 

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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