PuroSystems in Florida acquired by Signal Restoration.

Frank Torre and Mark Davis acquire PuroSystems of Tamarac, Florida to combine forces with Signal Restoration

PuroSystems, Inc., of Tamarac, Florida, a residential and commercial property restoration company with franchise locations across the United States and Canada, has been acquired by property restoration business owners Mark Davis and Frank Torre of Michigan. Mark Davis and Frank Torre own and operate Signal Restoration Services, known for delivering the highest level of customer service and specializing in large commercial and industrial restoration projects throughout the U.S., most notably as the firm brought in by the City of New York following Superstorm Sandy. “Mark Davis and Frank Torre are both highly respected, experienced and committed owners who are ready to take their companies to the next level. It’s a very exciting time to be a PuroClean franchise owner.” Plans call for aggressive expansion of PuroSystems to grow its international footprint from more than 200 locations to become a worldwide player in the disaster recovery business, and expand services to better meet the needs of large commercial and institutional customers. It is the goal of Mark Davis and Frank Torre to double the number of PuroClean franchise locations in the next several years. PuroSystems operates under the brand, PuroClean, with 34 full-time employees and 232 franchise locations in 34 states and five Canadian provinces, providing fire and water restoration, water mitigation, contents cleaning, mold abatement and biohazard clean up. The locations will continue to operate under the PuroClean® brand, and company headquarters, and a fire and flood disaster training center, will remain in Tamarac, Florida. The company will continue as a sponsor of the American Red Cross. PuroSystems has 1,500 employees system-wide and revenue of $74 million in 2014. Mark Davis and Frank Torre have decades of experience running successful companies in the restoration and construction industries. In 2012, they acquired Signal Restoration, founded in 1972, which has become a leader in large property damage cleanups and restoration for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and historic properties. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, the company has 150 employees at offices in Michigan, California, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, New York and Kansas, and operates a dedicated national disaster team for quick response across the United States. Signal Restoration has handled some major cleanup and recovery projects including the mobilization of 900 workers and thousands of pieces of equipment to aid five New York City hospitals, including a level one trauma center, following Superstorm Sandy, as well as recent disaster restoration projects for Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California, the Detroit Medical Center and the Detroit Zoo. Signal Restoration also has preferred status with many insurance companies. In 2014, revenue was in excess of $50 million. In 2013, revenue was $140 million as a result of Superstorm Sandy clean-up efforts. In the acquisition, Mark Davis and Frank Torre purchased 80 percent of PuroSystems stock with 20 percent remaining with existing shareholders. Davis will become PuroSystems CEO and chairman, and current CEO and chairman David McKinnon will step down, but will remain as a minority shareholder. Torre will serve as vice-chairman and board member. All other members of the PuroSystems management team will stay in their positions. “PuroClean is gaining a new CEO with the vision to continue to grow its offerings,” McKinnon said. “Mark Davis and Frank Torre are both highly respected, experienced and committed owners who are ready to take their companies to the next level. It’s a very exciting time to be a PuroClean franchise owner.” PuroClean franchise owners will gain access to regional training centers at Signal Restoration’s facilities in Clinton Township, Michigan and Orange County, California, with an emphasis on providing a broader range of services to large commercial and institutional customers. Franchise members will also have access to an expanded online training library and will get assistance in expanding preferred provider status among insurance companies and in providing pre-loss planning programs to regional, national, and multi-national companies. The disaster recovery and restoration industry continues to grow as does new construction and the value of insured property. Natural disasters and increasing threats of domestic terrorism are adding to growth in the sector along with what Davis says is greater sophistication of restoration services as more such companies are becoming full-service providers. “We look forward to continuing to elevate our capabilities and the value we bring to our customers,” Davis says. “We cannot influence Mother Nature. But we can continue to improve our overall customer service and we do that through training and a culture committed to genuine concern for our customers. This we can influence, control and focus on every day.”      

Frank Torre – DMC Kalis Cure Event

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.” dmc kalis 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 evet 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.   1897886_10152302043645631_237246614_nWDIV 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.