We understand the challenges you face throughout the closing and title process and ensure the highest level of service. Our promise is to bring joy to every closing and security to every future. We protect our clients’ reputation by acting with integrity, never taking shortcuts and always doing what’s right. Get to know us and discover how we’re committed to ensuring every party in a real estate transaction is positioned for success.
Louis J. Andrew, Jr.
Real estate is my life’s work—I’ve spent over 45 years specializing in corporate and real estate law, and founded and grew two companies with a real estate focus—Guaranty Title Services and Info-Pro. My professional life is based on my core business philosophy of hiring the best people (and having them hire the best people) and demanding honesty in all business pursuits. To give back to the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin community I call home, I’ve been privileged to serve on numerous community and nonprofit organization boards. With a mindset that’s always been at 30,000 feet, my passion for flying has led me to serve on the board of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc. (EAA), and serve as Chairman of the EAA Executive Committee. On a more down-to-earth level, my wife Suzanne and I have raised five children and now enjoy sharing our love of sailing, cooking and reading with our beautiful grandchildren. Faith and family are dear to me, and sharing my talents—both professionally and personally—is an obligation I embrace.
Chad Raube is the CEO of Guaranty Service Group, composed of two divisions, Info-Pro Lender Services and Guaranty Closing and Title Services. Chad has over two decades of experience as a senior executive, venture capitalist and board member in technology and service businesses. He has a proven capability for scaling companies from small operations into thriving large businesses with blue-chip processes and organizations.
Chad believes management is one of the most noble professions if it’s practiced well. It has offered him many ways to help others learn and grow, take responsibility, achieve goals, and contribute to the success of a team. Chad is passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of others, and that is the primary measure by which he measures his success.
Chad shines in identifying a breakthrough strategy or finding a disruptive approach to a market. Throughout his career he has spent time abroad, including time in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Brazil, Japan, and Russia, giving him an appreciation for different cultures and new ideas.
Chad served as a Board Member for many companies and helped community organizations and nonprofits that work to improve the world. He enjoys sharing his experience with others, appearing on BBC and Sky News and has co-authored cases published by Harvard University Press.
Chad and his wife have three daughters and a son. When not savoring every moment of raising their children, he enjoys fly fishing in a wild river, planting a flower garden, or painting a landscape.
President & COO
Katie Schmitz joined Guaranty Title Services in September 2002, she had a variety of roles within the organization including construction disbursing, order entry, and closings to name a few. In 2012 she was named the Director of Sales and Marketing, in January 2015 she was appointed Executive Director and in 2018 named President and most recently President and COO. Katie has her Wisconsin Land Title Designation and in 2019 she received her National Land Title Designation. The National Title Professional (NTP) Designation is designed to recognize land title professionals who demonstrate the knowledge, experience, and dedication essential to the safe and efficient transfer of real estate property—there are only 2 designees in the state of Wisconsin. Katie has 3 children, Kirsten (Richard) who has two children Grace and Beau, Keagan and Caleb. Katie enjoys spending time up north fishing, pontooning and swimming with her friends and family.
G. Andrew Horan
Senior Vice President Business Development
Andrew Horan started in the title business as a courier in the mid-1980s to help pay his way through college. He was given the opportunity to take on more and more responsibility and eventually held every position from closing to search and exam. In 1993 he started his own title company and enjoyed many successful years as an innovative leader in the title insurance industry in the Fox Valley. In 2021 he had the opportunity to join forces with Guaranty Closing and Title Services and focus his efforts where his passion is, business development. Andrew is married to his wife Katie and has two adult children Lindsay and Charlie. He enjoys traveling, fishing/hunting and all things outdoors.
Jenni joined Guaranty Title Services in June 2012. She began as a Closing Agent, moved into the Assistant Manager role in 2014, and now serves as the Office Manager for the Fond du Lac branch. She is the chair for the realtor/title division of the Fond du Lac Area United Way. She loves working with customers and enjoys the excitement that comes with the process of helping people buy/sell their homes.
Jenni lives in Fond du Lac with her husband, Shaun, and their two children, Madilyn and Riley. She spends her spare time watching her children in their various sporting events, and loves going to concerts, reading, and trying new recipes.
Monica joined Guaranty Title Services in February 1998 – beginning as a Closing Agent, she progressed to Assistant Manager, Branch Manager of our Green Lake Office, and now Regional Manager.
She serves as the affiliate board member for the Realtors Associate of South Central Wisconsin and continues to be active in many community involvement teams. She is a Graduate of Living as a Leader Series as well as various ALTA courses.
Monica is married to her husband Marty, they have 3 children Chelsea, Brock and Ava, and live in Ripon. She enjoys spending time with her family, attending many sporting events, gardening, running and shopping!
Sandy joined the former Closing and Title Services in 2014 in the seller statement department and went on to be appointed statement manager in 2018. After the merger with Guaranty Title Services, she now manages the Appleton and Green Bay teams. Prior to joining the closing and title world, Sandy was a real estate agent for 11 years, giving her a great understanding of both sides of the transaction, and what makes homebuyers and real estate agents smile. She continues learning, growing with the company, and passing her knowledge on to all her team members. To make the closing a smooth experience for everyone, she’s thrilled to offer help in any way she can. Sandy has lived in New London her entire life, raised three children and now has five grandchildren who—to her great delight—consume her free time.
Search and Marketing Manager
Lori joined the Guaranty Closing & Title Services team in 2020. And with a 10-year career as a Realtor®, she’s keenly aware of the importance of a stellar closing process for homebuyers and agents. Today, she puts those valuable insights to work managing the search department, and overseeing our marketing and communications. Her strong leadership skills and joyful disposition have guided the communications effort during the acquisition of Closing & Title Services. Away from her busy workplace, Lori unwinds in the great outdoors with a passion for golf and a gentle kayak excursion. Lori and her two children, Trevor and Ryan, call Greenville, Wisconsin home.
Julie Ferstl is the regional manager at the Dodge County Branch located in the City of Juneau. She is a closing agent and handles the office’s construction draws and disbursements. She enjoys the opportunities to work with a great group of staff, and the customers that choose Guaranty Closing and Title Services to be their title company of choice.
Julie is an active member of the Wisconsin Land Title Association (WLTA) as the co-chair of the convention committee. She is a graduate of the WLTA examiner courses and has received her Wisconsin Land Title Professional Designation.
Julie received a Bachelor of Music Degree from St. Norbert College. She resides in Beaver Dam with her husband, PJ and daughter, Mallory. In addition to family time, she enjoys singing, reading, decorating her home, and shopping.