Friday, December 3, 2010


Milford - PA1st is pleased to announce that Joan Pavinich, owner of Accord Abstract in Milford has joined Pennsylvania First Settlement Services as an Account Manager and Settlement Agent.

Said Craig Roberts Pres. of Pennsylvania First Settlement Services, "We are extremely excited about having Joan as a part of our sales team. She knows the Milford business community quite well and it is an area that (as a company) we are very much looking forward to service the areas title and settlement needs.

Prior to joining PA1st, Pavinich owned and operated Accord Abstract for the past 6 years. Pavinich has been in the title industry for the past 20 years.

Pavinich, in her new position will cultivate business in the Milford, Pike County and Lake Wallenpaupack areas.

Lorie Lehman who also is in the position of Account Manager and Settlement Agent recruited Pavinich. Said Lehman, "Joan and I are good friends and when I heard she was looking for a company to associate with, I never even hesitated about suggesting to Pennsylvania First that we strike a deal with her. That was on a Monday and we hired Joan that Wednesday."

Said Pavinich, “To be associated with a company where their logo is "Where service comes first" is where I want to most be. In today’s economic times, combining offices was the right thing to do. I am truly excited to be a part of this great team”.

Pennsylvania First Settlement Services has been in business serving the real estate industry for the past 8 years. Craig Roberts, President and the former owner of Fidelity Home Abstract, one of the most successful title companies in the Pocono Mts., joined the firm in the position of President one and a half years ago. Since that time, Roberts increased the number of closings that the company handles and broadened the market area that they service as well as increased the customer base by over 50%. Said Roberts, "With service professionals like Lorie and Joan, Pennsylvania First Settlement Services is in full swing. We have the support staff and expertise to handle a large volume of business while not losing what has made us who we are and that's our level of customer satisfaction."

Pennsylvania First Settlement Services is located at 304 Park Avenue in Stroudsburg. PA1st is on the internet at

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