By Gibbs Wilson
Special to Inside The Pew
Editor’s note: Gibbs Wilson is the CEO of Alpha-Omega Title Insurance Services.
What type of business is it?
“Alpha-Omega Title continues to serve as one of the largest independent title insurance agencies in Tampa Bay. We have closed and insured billions of dollars of real estate transactions, and we are the title agent for some of the largest and most financially sound title insurance underwriters in the country. I believe that to effectively operate a growing title insurance agency, one must emulate the skills of a CPA, a United Nations diplomat and the famous multiple-plate
spinner as regularly seen on the old ‘Ed Sullivan Show.'”
Why did you create your business?
“After initially pursuing a career in the medical field, I knew that God was leading me elsewhere. Upon completion of an apprenticeship at a title insurance company, I decided to launch my own business. When praying for a name for the new company, God directed me to establish Alpha-Omega Title. The name is significant because the business takes care of real estate transactions from beginning to end, as God is the beginning and end of all things …”
What is the one scripture (or two) that you draw strength from?
“Luke 10:27 states that we are to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, love your neighbor as yourself.” We believe that the mission of Alpha-Omega Title directly correlates with this truth – our mission is to honor God by being a title insurance agency of choice where employees love to work, and clients love to do business.”
Share the best advice you can share with an entrepreneur?
“Abiding in Christ is the most important element of living a life and steering a business that honors Christ. Jesus said in John 15:5 – “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” We realize that anything we do, outside of Christ, is futile. We must also value the counsel of other believers, for there is wisdom in a multitude of counselors. It is highly valuable to receive insight and direction from fellow believers.”
Have an interesting tidbit about your business or yourself that you would like to add?
“After founding Alpha-Omega Title, my wife and I, Lori, found out that they were expecting twin boys. They decided to name their sons Andrew and Zachary – reflecting the beginning and ending of the alphabet.”
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