As we monitor industry trends and conduct population and competition studies on neighboring states, we expect to expand our services using employees as opposed to independent contractors.
The company name changed to PDQ Notary, Inc. Mark Willard continues as President/Owner.
Due to a growing partnership with title companies and lenders, the company began offering nationwide coverage using independent contractors outside of Missouri and Tennessee.
The state of Tennessee was opened with 18 locations. Statewide coverage was instituted in Tennessee as well as Missouri using employees and not independent contractors.
Expansion across the state of Missouri began by adding employees in the Kansas City region. By the summer of 2004, the business plan for Missouri was fulfilled. Over 20 locations were established throughout the state allowing us to close a loan anywhere in the state.
PDQ Signing Services, Inc. was formed. Mark Willard joined the newly formed corporation. Employees were soon hired to perform witness loan closings instead of using independent notaries.
The company was founded by Al and Debbie Eckert working from their home performing witness loan closings. Over the next several months, other closers were recruited to help with the overflow during peak times.