Remembering Jim Core

A man whose astute business sense and philosophy of expansive financial investments helped to build the Eastern Sierra


From right to left – Jim Core, Jerry Core, Tyler Core – three generations at Inyo-Mono Title.

business community – Jim Core, owner of Title Insurance, has died. Private services were held with family members.

It was in 1983 that Title Insurance Company sold its Inyo-Mono operations to the Core family. Father and son team, Jim and Jerry, and their wives, Jo and Debbie, named their new company Inyo-Mono Title. This photo, from right to left, shows Jim, Jerry and Jerry’s son Tyler, who has also joined the family operation.

According to the TI website, Jim had gone through the ranks of Title Insurance starting at the age of 18 in Ventura. He managed various T.I. operations throughout California. Jim’s son Jerry started his career at 18 with T.I. also. In 1984, the Cores moved their company to Mammoth with an escrow branch in Bishop. Then in 1990, Jerry moved to Bishop and Jim retained the office in Mammoth.

In 1995, Inyo-Mono Title bought their competition, Chicago Title. The Cores moved their operations to the former Forest Service Building on Bishop’s Main St. in 2004.

Many business people were helped by Jim Core. He touched many lives and aided many creative enterprises in the Eastern Sierra, including KSRW. He had become chronically ill in recent years and died last Saturday.

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