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Mortgage Contracting Services Acquires EPIC Real Estate Solutions

acquisitionMortgage Contracting Services (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance, and valuations for the financial services industry headquartered in Plano, Texas, has announced the acquisition of Austin, Texas-based EPIC Real Estate Solutions.

With the acquisition of EPIC, MCS is expanding its client offerings to include title insurance, escrow and closing services, loan document signing services, and flood certifications. Also, EPIC’s full suite of valuations products will be combined with MCS Valuations.

“Making EPIC part of the MCS family allows us to provide even more value to our clients at every step of the mortgage process,” says MCS CEO Caroline Reaves. “As with all our product offerings, our focus will be on providing exceptional service and full compliance with federal, state and local regulations.”

Berkery Noyes served as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to EPIC Real Estate Solutions for the transaction, which is expected to close in early March 2016.

MCS is celebrating its 30th year of protecting and preserving communities across the nation in 2016. Services provided by MCS include property inspections, property preservation, REO property maintenance, valuations, and other mortgage-related services in all 50 states for some of the largest and most respected banks and mortgage servicers in the industry. The company recently announced it would be relocating its headquarters relocating its corporate headquarters to a larger office building in Lewisville, Texas, about 20 miles to the west of the current headquarters location in the North Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas.  MCS also has offices in Tampa, Florida, and Ruston, Louisiana.

Editor’s note: Click here to view the feature story in the February 2016 issue of DS News on MCS celebrating 30 years in the industry.

About Author: Brian Honea

Brian Honea's writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master's degree from Amberton University in Garland.
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