“I continued to aggressively grow while other people were hunkered down.”
William Shaddock, The Bill Shaddock Cos.
Bill Shaddock took one of his biggest business risks during the 2008 financial crisis. Shaddock used his strong cash position to expand into new markets and scoop up talent as others floundered. “I continued to aggressively grow while other people were hunkered down,” he says.
Based in Plano, the family-owned Bill Shaddock Cos. began in the 1980s with one employee (Bill), and eventually expanded to more than 700 employees and 10 entities, all related to the real estate and mortgage industries. They include Capital Title Co., the state’s largest independent title company, and First National Title Insurance Co., the nation’s 12th-largest title insurer. Shaddock says he focuses his businesses on building personal relationships, believing consumers do business with people they know, like, and trust. —Kerry Curry