DETROIT, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quicken Loans Inc. and its sister company Quizzle LLC, two Detroit-based companies committed to transforming downtown Detroit into a vibrant place to live, work and play, today announced they ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press 'Top Workplaces in Michigan' list for the second consecutive year.
Quicken Loans is the nation's largest online home lender and a top-five retail mortgage lender.
Quizzle is a free online tool that helps consumers better understand their credit and improve their financial situation.
Sister companies Fathead LLC, the leading brand in sports and entertainment graphic products; One Reverse Mortgage LLC, the nation's second largest retail provider of reverse-only mortgage home loans; and affiliate Title Source, one of the largest independent title agencies in the country, were also named top workplaces by the Free Press.
The companies' offices in downtown Detroit's Compuware Building and Chase Tower feature an energy rarely found in typical traditional office spaces. Scratch and sniff wallpaper, large Fathead graphics, ping pong tables, video games and a basketball court add to the creative and engaging environment.
Quicken Loans and its Family of Companies were recognized for their team member mentoring and professional development, community service volunteer opportunities, and a culture that promotes excellence and innovation.
"What makes Quicken Loans such an amazing place to work is the more than 4,000 committed team members who come to the office each day looking for ways to improve our company and the experience we deliver to our clients," said Quicken Loans CEO Bill Emerson. "It is more than just fun perks that make the difference, it is about creating an atmosphere of curiosity and collaboration that inspires our team members to create the tools that make us successful."
Workplace Dynamics partnered with the Detroit Free Press to conduct extensive surveys of team members on topics ranging from workplace diversity to respect and compensation. The surveys were used to select the companies appearing on the "Top Workplaces" list.
"It is rewarding to be recognized for what we do and how we do it," said Todd Albery, CEO of Quizzle, a company that began as a project inside Quicken Loans and recently marked its two-year anniversary. "We are excited to be part of the growing movement to bring innovative companies, and workplaces, to the heart of Detroit."
In August 2010, Quicken Loans, Quizzle, Fathead and One Reverse Mortgage moved 1,700 team members to downtown Detroit. An additional 1,500 team members moved to the city's Chase Tower last month, and another 1,000 are expected to move to Detroit by early 2012.
Quicken Loans and its family of companies are currently hiring several hundred new team members, ranging from mortgage bankers to technology professionals.
About Rock Holdings Inc:
Rock Holdings Inc., is the parent company for several financial services related businesses and employs more than 4,000 team members. These client-focused and technologically-driven companies include Quicken Loans, the nation's largest online home lender and One Reverse Mortgage unit, the fastest growing reverse mortgage lender in America; Title Source, a nationwide leader of title insurance, property valuations 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.
About Quicken Loans Inc:
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 a record $29 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2010, and closed its 1 millionth loan. Quicken Loans generates loan production from five web centers located in Detroit, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit 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. The company also has been named to FORTUNE magazine's list of the country's "100 Best Companies To Work For" eight consecutive years, ranking as high as #2, and named in the Top-15 of Computerworld magazine's "100 Best Places to Work In Technology" for seven years in a row. Quicken Loans has also ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press' 'Top Workplaces' list the last two years. In August 2010, the company moved its headquarters and 1,700 of its 3,700 full-time team members to downtown Detroit, and in October 2011 moved an additional 1,500 team members to the city. For more information about Quicken Loans, visit www.quickenloans.com.
About Quizzle LLC:
Quizzle.com is a website that gives consumers a complete understanding of their credit so they can make better financial decisions. Located in Detroit, Quizzle 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, neighborhood reports, home loan recommendations and a personal budget planner. In addition, Quizzle provides paid services to help consumers improve & protect their credit while managing their debt. Quizzle ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press' 'Top Workplaces of 2010' List. For more information, visit www.quizzle.com.
About Fathead LLC:
Fathead LLC is the Real.Big. brand of officially licensed sports and entertainment graphic products. Fathead gives fans the opportunity to bring their favorite passion or inspiration to life. Fathead wall graphics include the flagship "Real.Big." the life-size, high definition wall graphics of professional athletes, animated heroes, entertainment characters, team helmets, stadiums and logos. Fathead products also feature Fathead Customs, available in Mounted Canvas and patented Vinyl with a choice of classic Fathead die-cut or mural style. Fathead recently launched Art and Decor graphics comprised of contemporary, photographic and fine art by SM/ART. Fathead Corporate Solutions provides unique signage and decor alternatives for companies seeking flexible and creative marketing solutions by utilizing Fathead innovation to create any shape, size or design for visually stimulating, high impact results. Fathead is manufactured in the USA and based in Detroit, Michigan. Fathead carries thousands of images and maintains over 400 license agreements with leading consumer brands across many industries and professional sports leagues. For more information, visit www.fathead.com.
About One Reverse Mortgage LLC:
One Reverse Mortgage LLC is the largest reverse-only mortgage lender in America and second 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 and operates in 48 states across the U.S. One Reverse Mortgage is a Quicken Loans company, which means it has a combined 33 years of mortgage experience. For more details, visit: www.onereversemortgage.com.
About Title Source Inc:
Title Source Inc. 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 15 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. Title Source ranked 15th in the Detroit Free Press' 'Top Workplaces of 2010' List. For more information, please visit www.titlesource.com
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