Clay Holbrook holds the Carbon Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month Award after Chamber President Wayne Clausing presented it to him during the May chamber luncheon. Standing next to him are his wife Corry Holbrook and Wendy Medley who also works in the title company's office.
On April 28, 1980, Professional Title Services opened for business at 30 E. 100 No. in Price. Today they have a new building on 107 S. 100 E.
At that time Clay Holbrook knew only a few people in Price. But he wanted to open his title company in a small community. He had heard a lot about Price and its many cultural, religious and ethnic groups from Steve Veltri, "Groobie." He thought, after all, who wants to live in a town where everyone is the same?
Besides that, Carbon County was always in the newspaper as the last bastion of some edgy activity or another. Corry, his wife, and their boys were not quite as excited at first, but that soon changed.
It is the job of a title and escrow office to facilitate real estate closings, to make the process move along smoothly, to help the inexperienced understand what they are doing and to expedite the process for the real estate veterans.
For lenders and realtors, buyers and sellers, the title office should perform its escrow and fiduciary functions to the highest ethical standards. Holding fast to these principals and goals has gained Professional Title Services a reputation for excellence. The real backbone of Professional Title Services is the quality, experienced, staff including Kristi, Lori, Wendy and Erik.They've all been together for many years.
Clay got involved with the Price Elks Lodge and Kiwanis Club right after he relocated to Carbon County. Clay and Corry and their boys got involved in many aspects of the community: Notre Dame School carnival, Greek festival days, graduation spectacular, boy scouts, soccer league, sub-for-Santa golf tournament, Ducks Unlimited and others. They support every local charity and project that comes down the pike.
Price has been a fabulous place to raise a family and to grow a business.
But as Clay says, what's the point if we all can't give, help, and support those that make our community a better place.