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.
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 Regional Manager for three offices: Fond du Lac, Juneau, and Oshkosh. 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 overseeing both the Green Lake and Wautoma offices.
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.
Julie Ferstl is the operation manager at Guaranty. Before her current role, Julie was the regional manager at the Dodge County Branch located in the City of Juneau. As the operation manager, Julie oversees the order entry, search, and finals team, supporting our local offices.
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.