Pioneer Title Agency is a family-owned business with strong local ties. The Newlon family, Bob and his wife Betty, son Keith and his wife Cindy, founded Pioneer Title in Sierra Vista in 1985. However, their foothold into the title business began much earlier. Bob, a life member of the Land Title Association of Arizona, has called Arizona home since 1935 and has worked in the industry since 1958. Keith, a 2010 inductee into the Northern Arizona University College of Business Hall of Fame, got his start in the title industry 1979.
“Our success is directly linked to our people – some of whom have been with us since day one,” says Bob. “Beyond our real estate prowess, which is sizeable, our people- and ‘local first’ company culture are what we are most proud.”
“Operating under the philosophy of ‘Commitment to Service’ since our inception, our community involvement commitment allows our team the freedom to sponsor local sports teams, organize fundraising walks for local organizations, to simply donate to causes important to individual employees and their families.”
And while still very much focused on Arizona’s smaller municipalities and towns where the company started, thanks to strong leadership from the family – a handful of employees has grown into a nearly 400-member team with offices in almost every county across Arizona, including Maricopa County.
“Our journey is really the journey of our people” says Keith. “Some of our strongest leaders within this organization started at entry-level jobs. Having them find success on their own path is so much better than having a big corporate culture that is focused on quarterly earnings reports and investors.”
“Guessing right about people and supporting them no matter what – and beyond just a paycheck – matters in both business and life in general.” “When you hire good people and support them – they grow, we grow and learn and success will follow.”