We Cherish Our History

Serving Washington County for 150 Years

Washington Title & Guaranty Company is the present-day fusion of three long-standing abstract companies in Washington County, Iowa. Staff members from all three companies work together to produce quality title products based on three tract indices from original government entry.

Joseph Pollard, Insurance Agent, Conveyancer, and Title Examiner, began writing abstracts of title in Washington County well before 1900, and his business was incorporated as Washington Title & Guaranty Company in 1910 by then-owner Attorney Marsh Bailey.

Current owners Richard and Virginia Bordwell purchased Washington Title & Guaranty Company from the Estate of Donald Boyer in 1981.

In 1998, they acquired all assets of Day Abstract Co. from Attorney Robert Day and combined the two using the trade name Day & Bordwell Abstracts.

In 2001, Day & Bordwell Abstracts opened its Sigourney office and to serve Keokuk County.

The merger was complete when the Bordwells purchased all assets of Washington County Abstract Company from Attorney Douglas Tindal in 2010.