Rubloff Development is a spin-off of the Arthur Rubloff Group, famous for its development along Chicago's Magnificent Mile and its Gold Coast.
The real estate development group has been headquartered here in Rockford since 1986. They got into the aerospace business after purchasing a plane so company execs could travel to offices in other states.
Rubloff Jet Express was soon created. The company owns and leases passenger jets worldwide. Customers include the Simon and Garfunkel, Janet Jackson and they also provided service to President Bush when he was a presidential candidate in 2000.