Quicken Loans, known locally as Rock Financial Corporation, was founded in 1985 by Daniel Gilbert and is now Michigan’s largest mortgage company.
In March 2007, the company broke an all-time company record and made history when they closed $2.1 billion in home loan volume for the month. This was the all-time company record and most ever closed by an online mortgage lender in a single month in U.S. history.
Quicken has made recent front page news in the local daily papers as it considers relocating to the Motor City's downtown.
The company’s clients are consumers seeking to purchase a home, homeowners looking to refinance their current mortgage and consumers seeking to tap their equity or consolidate debt via a home equity loan. The company also offers an employee benefit program called “Mortgage Insiders” which allows several of SE Michigan’s top companies, including Google, Oracle, AT&T, Dominos and Beaumont Hospitals to offer employees discounted home loans and mortgage education.
Quicken continues to win awards as an innovative, employee-friendly company that excels in harnessing the technology and the Internet. The first half of 2007 continued to bring accolades, including:
In June 2007, Quicken Loans was ranked #1 on Computerworld Magazine’s list of the "100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology" for the third year in a row.
In January 2007, Quicken Loans (Rock Financial) was ranked in the "top 20" of FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America list for the fourth consecutive time
In June 2007, the Quicken Loans (Rock Financial) Internship Program earned the "2007 Employer of the Year" award from the Michigan Council for Internships and Cooperative Education
Quicken/Rock Financial employs approximately 4,000 at various locations in SE Michigan and expects continued growth this year.
The company maintains a blog called What's The Diff?, which has a surprisingly personal touch for a corporate site.
Source: Michael J. Dunklee, Media Relations Manager