-Sister Company Quizzle also included in #1 Slot; Fathead, One Reverse Mortgage and Title Source also Recognized as Top Workplaces in Michigan-
Detroit, Mich. – Nov. 15, 2010 – Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s largest online lender and top-five retail mortgage lender, and Quizzle LLC, a free online tool that helps consumers better manage their home, money and credit, today announced they ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ Top Workplaces in Michigan 2010 list.
Quicken Loans’ sister companies Fathead LLC, the leading brand in sports and entertainment graphic products; One Reverse Mortgage LLC, the nation’s third largest retail provider of reverse mortgage home loans; and affiliate Title Source, one of the largest independent title agencies in the country, also were named as top workplaces by the Free Press.
“We are proud to be recognized by the Detroit Free Press as the #1 place to work in Michigan,” said Quicken Loans CEO Bill Emerson. “The best part of this news is that our dedicated team members’ independent feedback heavily weighed in determining these rankings.
The Detroit Free Press’ research partner Workplace Dynamics conducted an extensive survey of 950 applicants on topics ranging from workplace diversity to respect and compensation. The surveys were used to select the 105 companies appearing on the “Top Workplaces” list.
“We built a unique and special culture where our productive team members can positively impact the outcome of many initiatives, processes, ideas and execution,” said Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. “The barriers of bureaucracy are removed in our shop. Each day we hold the line on the natural tendency for the bureaucracy beast to rear its ugly head. It’s our view that doing so continues to provide an identifiable and accessible path of growth even in a company of our size.”
This past August, Quicken Loans, Quizzle, Fathead and One Reverse Mortgage moved their headquarters from the suburbs to downtown Detroit.
“We are honored to be named one of the best workplaces in the state,” said Quizzle CEO Todd Albery. “Our team members bring enthusiasm and passion to their jobs every day.”
Quicken Loans and its family of companies is currently hiring several hundred new team members monthly for roles ranging from mortgage banking to technology.
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Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and among the five largest overall retail home lenders in the United States. The company closed more than $25 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2009, and recently closed its 1 millionth loan. Quicken Loans employs approximately 4,000 team members and generates loan production from five web centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona. Quicken Loans also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Michigan as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. “QuickenLoans.com” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. Quicken Loans has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” seven consecutive years, ranking as high as #2. Quicken Loans has also been named in the top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for six years in a row. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ ‘Top Workplaces of 2010’ List. The company recently moved its headquarters and 1,700 of its full-time team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit www.quickenloans.com.
Rock Holdings Inc. is the parent company for several financial services related businesses and employs over 4,000 team members. These client-focused and technologically-driven companies include Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home lender and its One Reverse Mortgage unit, the fastest growing reverse mortgage lender in America; Title Source, a nationwide leader of title insurance and settlement services; Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), a mortgage origination platform servicing community banks and credit unions across the country; In-House Realty, the preferred real estate partner of Quicken Loans that matches clients with trusted real estate agents in all 50 states; and, Quizzle.com, the online innovator and website where consumers manage their home, money and credit. Rock Holdings, Inc. also recently moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit.
Quizzle.com is a free personal finance tool that helps consumers better manage their home, money and credit. Located in Detroit, it began as a project inside of Quicken Loans and spun off into its own company in September 2009. At Quizzle, consumers can access helpful tools and information for free, including a credit report and score, home value estimate and neighborhood reports, home loan recommendations and a personal budget planner. In addition, Quizzle provides services to help consumers improve, manage and protect their finances, including a Credit Personal Trainer, credit monitoring, identity theft protection and a debt payoff plan. At Quizzle, consumers learn how the different areas of their finances affect one another and get tips and tools to help them make smart decisions. Quizzle ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ ‘Top Workplaces of 2010’ List. For more information, visit www.quizzle.com.
Fathead LLC is the leading brand in sports and entertainment graphic products. Fathead products give fans the opportunity to bring their favorite passion or inspiration to life. Fathead products include Fathead Customs, Fathead Tradeables, Fathead Skins, and Fathead’s flagship “Real Big:” the officially licensed life-size, hi-def wall graphics of professional athletes, animated heroes, entertainment characters, team helmets and logos. Fathead maintains license agreements with leading consumer brands across many industries and professional sports leagues. For more information, visit www.fathead.com.
One Reverse Mortgage LLC is the nation’s fourth largest retail provider of reverse mortgage home loans. The company’s specialized products, focus on allowing homeowners, 62 years and older, the opportunity to convert some of the equity in their homes into tax-free cash flow without having to make any monthly payments on the “cash out loan” proceeds until the homeowner either moves from the home, sells the home or becomes deceased, in which case the home is then sold and the principal and interest owed on the loan is repaid from the sale proceeds. One Reverse Mortgage was founded in 2001, operates in 43 states across the U.S and is a Quicken Loans company. For more visit: www.onereversemortgage.com
Title Source is one of the nation’s leading providers of title insurance, property valuations and settlement services. Title Source is an authorized agent of the highest rated title insurers in the industry. Five of the top fifteen Fortune 100 companies trust Title Source with their business. Title Source is the preferred provider to four of the top five residential mortgage institutions, as well as, smaller community-based lenders. Title Source is based in Troy, Michigan and retains regional service centers in Arkansas, California, South Carolina, Texas and Utah. www.titlesource.com