Polk County Abstract has been serving buyers, sellers, lenders, and realtors in Polk County and Western Wisconsin for more than 100 years.
For decades, Polk County Abstract was owned by Chester L. Peterson and was THE real estate title company in Polk County, Wisconsin. Chester passed the business to his nephew, Bryce Thomsen. Bryce and his wife Suz continued the tradition of excellence until their retirement in 2003. From 2003-2008, the company was owned by First American Title Insurance Company. In 2008, the company returned to local ownership when it was purchased by Attorney Jim Casterton. In 2015, Attorney Susan Lee became a co-owner of the company working alongside Jim Casterton until his retirement in December of 2019.
We are Polk County’s only lawyer-owned, locally owned title company. In recent years, we expanded our title and closing services to surrounding counties in Western Wisconsin and recently added a closing office location in Burnett County.
Tara joined our company in October, 2016, after a lengthy career in customer service at a local bank. She works primarily at our St. Croix Falls office and is involved with all aspects of the closing process. Tara helps to ensure that we have all the information necessary to prepare closing documents, she drafts closing documents, conducts closings, records documents at the courthouse, and returns loan packages to lenders. She and her husband live in Almelund, Minnesota and have two school-aged children.