Ensuring Happy Homes
Welcome to Foundation Title and Escrow
We are an innovative Title Company. Our mission is to disrupt the Title Industry by continually challenging conventional thinking, by enhancing the consumer experience, and to ultimately better the lives of our teammates.
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
CEO & Attorney
Chris founded Foundation Title & Escrow, where he serves as CEO & Attorney. 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.
Chief Compliance Officer
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.
President of Central Operations
Central Processing Manager
Software Administrator/Procedure Coordinator
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Communications
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.