Frank Torre is a Michigan entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist and currently serves as the CEO of Signal Restoration Services, a large-scale national disaster restoration services company headquartered in Troy, Michigan. A leader in large scale property damage restoration, Signal Restoration has an impressive portfolio of major disaster recovery projects, including being brought in by the municipalities of New York City following the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy to restore five major hospital systems. The company has also performed major disaster restoration projects in Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California, the Detroit Medical Center and the Detroit Zoological Park. In addition to his role as CEO of Signal Restoration, Frank Torre also serves as Vice Chairman of PuroClean, a Florida based disaster restoration services company with locations across the United States and Canada.
Prior to purchasing Signal Restoration Services and acquiring a majority share in PuroClean with Mark Davis, Frank Torre was the former founder and CEO of Torre & Bruglio, Inc., a company that was started by Frank at a young age with nothing more than a single truck and one wheel barrow, which he grew into one of the largest horticultural, landscape architecture and construction services companies in North America. Frank Torre also founded Torre Golf Management & Construction Services, Torre Sports Division, and Torre Enterprises.
Some of the more prominent projects completed by the company include many of Detroit’s most notable landmarks. Under Frank Torre’s leadership, the company was responsible for building the Athletic Field for the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, and the landscape construction of the Edward H. McNamara Terminal at the Detroit Metropolitan International Airport, the Chrysler World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, the Riverwalk Promenade on the Detroit River, Campus Martius, as well as servicing the (PAG) Penske Automotive Group and AutoNation Nationwide. Apart from his professional responsibilities, Frank Torre supports a number of philanthropic community organizations and national philanthropic activities. His laudable efforts in beautifying the metro Detroit Area led a number of awards a to his appointment by the Governor of the State of Michigan to serve on the prestigious Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board. Even more notably, for his outstanding contributions to and support of multicultural traditions, Frank Torre was awarded the coveted International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit’s Heritage Hall of Fame Award. The prestigious award recognizes exceptional leaders, who by virtue of their professional and philanthropic efforts have made outstanding contributions to the American way of life.
Frank Torre also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of some of the nations most respected and impactful organizations as well as carries a number of national, state and regional Professional Association Memberships.
To that end, as a member of the executive board of the DMC / Tenet Healthcare Systems, a Dallas, Texas based health care provider, Frank Torre is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, one the nation’s premier providers of physical medicine and rehabilitation with a mission to “help people rebuild their lives after a serious injury or illness” and to provide cutting-edge research in physical medicine and rehabilitation and “explore new treatment frontiers.”
To benefit the DMC/RIM mission of promoting the rehabilitation of persons with life altering disabilities through research, education and community programs, Frank Torre has chaired a number of fundraising events to support and maximize the impact of its mission. At a recent event held at the Fox Theater to benefit the RIM Foundation, Frank Torre worked to closely with the organizing committee to orchestrate the overall production and ensure the overall financial success of the event at which the DMC / RIM Foundation partnered with Kali’s Cure and Urban Science in order to bring awareness to and support much needed medical research and advancements in rehabilitation that lead to medical breakthroughs. These two organizations share the Rehabilitation Institute’s vision to “help people rebuild their lives…” and “explore new treatment frontiers…” and were among the proud sponsors for the Foundation’s Annual Gala.
As the event chair Frank Torre addressed an audience and expressed his profound gratitude for the attendees sharing in his vision to give back to the community and educational organizations. Frank Torre further recognized and applauded patients who have overcome great challenges, stating that even he was overtaken with the level of generosity and outpouring of support to promote this worthy cause.
WDIV News Anchor Rhonda Walker served as Mistress of Ceremony, and recognized patients who have overcome great challenges and stating that they are an inspiration to others.
The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Fund and its presenting sponsors, Urban Science and Kali’s Cure, continue to support the Institute’s mission of innovative programs and groundbreaking rehabilitation research to enable innovative treatments in spinal cord injury recovery.
During this year’s event, a remarkable new advancement was demonstrated to the attendees which can aid patients with limited upper body mobility by taking advantage of cutting edge research and technology. A robotic, hands-free exoskeleton suit, or REX, is the world’s first hands-free, self- supporting, independently controlled robotic walking device, which doesn’t require the use of forearm crutches was and produces improvements in walking ability for patients with neurological impairments. It is these types of scientific and technological breakthroughs which continue to fuel the mission of the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan to enable innovative treatments in spinal cord injury recovery.