A native of orange in Southeast Texas, Bill Shaddock came to Dallas to practice law. He got into the title business in 1987 and has grown what began as a one-man operation into the country’s largest independent title company, with nearly 100 branch offices.
Plano-based Capital Title of Texas has a stronghold in the Lone Star State, but Shaddock has his eye on national expansion—and has been making big hires and acquisitions toward that goal. Targets include Phoenix, Philadelphia, Chicago, Oregon, and states in the Northeast.
“It’s going from a regional operation to a national company, and we have the people in place to make that happen,” Shaddock says. “But we’re never going to be a top-down company; we’re always going to focus on servant leadership.” His various entities, including Capital Title, generate about $125 million in annual revenue.