|By PR Newswire||
|November 19, 2012 11:19 AM EST||
DETROIT, Nov. 19, 2012 /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, were ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press 'Top Workplace in Michigan' list for the third consecutive year.
Quicken Loans is the nation's largest online home lender and fourth largest retail lender. The company closed a record $30 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2011 and is on track to shatter that record in 2012. Quizzle is an innovative website that helps consumers gain a complete understanding of their home, money and credit situation - with a truly free credit report and score every six months.
"Being recognized as the #1 workplace in Michigan for the third year in a row is great, especially considering the award is based on team member feedback," said Quicken Loans CEO Bill Emerson. "Our company has seen rapid growth this year, and we are more committed than ever to providing a culture where innovation and communication are rewarded."
The companies' offices in downtown Detroit's central business district have cultures in which creativity and collaboration are encouraged and expected. The offices feature vibrant colors and open spaces, and many fun ways to engage team members including scooters, video games and ping pong tables.
"It's exciting to be recognized for what we do and how we do it," said Todd Albery, CEO of Quizzle. "We have a tremendous team at Quizzle. Our company has expanded dramatically this year and with our growth we hope to see more good things in the future - for ourselves, our sister companies and for the city of Detroit."
Title Source, the nation's largest independent provider of title insurance, property valuations and settlement services, and an affiliate of Quicken Loans, ranked third on the list. Title Source in 2012 relocated its national headquarters and moved 1,200 team members to downtown Detroit's First National Building.
"We are thrilled to be recognized as a Detroit Free Press top workplace," said Jeff Eisenshtadt, President/CEO of Title Source. "We doubled our business over the last year and our team members have validated that the right mix of culture, environment and empowerment equal a winning formula for a Top Workplace."
Sister companies Fathead LLC, the industry leader of officially licensed sports and entertainment graphics; and One Reverse Mortgage LLC, the largest reverse-only mortgage lender in America and second largest retail provider of reverse mortgage home loans, were also named top workplaces by the Detroit Free Press.
The Top Workplaces are based solely on employee feedback. The survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. This year 237 companies and organizations that employ 159,134 people in Michigan competed in the Top Workplace list.
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 Workplace" list.
About Quicken Loans Inc:
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation's largest online home lender and fourth largest retail lender. The company closed a record $30 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2011 and is on track to close approximately $70 billion in 2012. 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. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates in 2010, 2011 and 2012. "QuickenLoans.com" has been named "Best of the Web" by Forbes and Money magazines. The company ranked in the top 10 of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" in 2012 and has placed among the top 30 companies on FORTUNE's list for the past nine years. It ranked in the top 15 of Computerworld magazine's "100 Best Places to Work In Technology" for eight years in a row, ranking in the top 5 in 2012. The company has moved its headquarters and more than 6,500 team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit us on the web at www.quickenloans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/QuickenLoans.
About Quizzle LLC:
Quizzle, LLC is an innovative website that helps consumers gain a complete understanding of their home, money and credit situation - with a truly free credit report and score every six months. Located in Detroit, Quizzle.com began as a project inside of Quicken Loans and spun off into its own company in September 2009. At Quizzle, consumers learn specific actions to improve their financial health with helpful tools and information, including a free credit report and score, credit improvement resources, personalized home loan recommendations and debt management plans. Quizzle ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press' 'Top Workplace of 2010, 2011 and 2012. For more information, please visit www.quizzle.com.
About Title Source:
Title Source is the largest independent provider of title insurance, property valuations and settlement services in the nation. The company is an authorized agent of the highest rated title insurers in the industry and its solutions power many of the nation's largest residential lending institutions. Title Source is a preferred provider to five of the top twenty FORTUNE 100 companies and many of the largest residential mortgage lenders. The company is based in Detroit, Michigan and retains regional operating centers in California, Pennsylvania and Texas. Title Source was named a Detroit Free Press Top Workplace in 2009, 2010 and 2011. For more information, visit www.titlesource.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and our blog.
About Fathead LLC:
Fathead LLC is the industry leader of graphics products for large & small spaces – led by authentic, officially licensed sports & entertainment graphics. Fathead gives fans the opportunity to feel passion For Real by bringing their favorite inspiration to life. Fathead wall graphics include the signature line, REAL.BIG. - life-size, high definition wall graphics of athletes, stadiums, logos and fan favorite entertainment characters. The art and decor line features murals of classic & modern artists while custom Fatheads, available in vinyl or gallery wrapped canvas put the customer in charge. For the space constrained, Fathead's product line also includes Big Heads, Street Grips, Fathead Juniors, Teammates and Tradeables. Fathead Business Solutions provides unique signage and decor alternatives for companies and universities. With in-house design capabilities, Fathead customizes and installs interior and exterior graphics with expertise across a variety of materials – from removable vinyl to aluminum and acrylic. Based in Detroit, Michigan, Fathead manufactures all products in the USA and Canada for purchase worldwide. Fathead carries thousands of images and maintains over 500 license agreements with leading consumer brands across many industries and professional sports leagues. For more information, visit www.Fathead.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Fathead. FOR REAL.™
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, operates in 48 states across the U.S. One Reverse Mortgage is a Quicken Loans company, which means we have a combined 33 years of mortgage experience. For more information visit: www.onereversemortgage.com.
SOURCE Quicken Loans Inc.
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