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Frank Torre - Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
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Winning Futures Opening Day Party
Frank Torre, a Michigan Businessman and Entrepreneur,  attended the Winning Futures opening day party in Metro Detroit to support for the mentoring and scholarship program.

Winning Futures is a nonprofit goal setting, mentoring, and scholarship program for teens sponsored by local businesses in helped raise funds to support the Winning Futures’ mentoring programs in Detroit, Harper Woods, Madison Heights, Pontiac and Warren, enabling high school students to partner with business mentors for the school year.

Contributions from the event will also support scholarships and honor real heroes in the community that are changing lives, inspiring others and have made a difference through extraordinary commitment, integrity, selflessness and courage.

The Opening Day Party was held at the Gem Theatre in downtown Detroit where more than 400 people attended, which included a live and silent auction, a raffle, and a lunch buffet.

Frank Torre donates equipment to help Clean Downtown Detroit.

Recently the landscaping crew truck used in these Downtown beautification efforts was donated to Clean Downtown by Torre & Bruglio, one of the state’s largest horticultural and landscaping contractors whose landmark projects include the Penske Corporation and Chrysler World Headquarters, Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, and the Detroit Zoo.  Frank Torre, a Michigan entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist is CEO and chairman of both Torre & Bruglio, and Signal Restoration Services, a full-service contractor that specializes in property loss mitigation and has restored properties in Michigan and across the country.  Headquartered in Troy Michigan, some of the company’s high-profile projects include three major hospitals in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Roosevelt Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

The donated equipment has been loaned for the last several years by Torre & Bruglio and in addition to being used to help clean Detroit, is being used by Clean Downtown and Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit to train workers in landscape management while helping make Downtown Detroit a more beautiful place to live, work and play.

The president of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, which administers Clean Downtown, has been quoted as saying that “Keeping Downtown looking its best is a team sport and we’ve had the best team working with…. Torre & Bruglio ….. in our efforts to keep Downtown Detroit looking cleaner and greener while helping workers obtain valuable job skills.”

The landscaping crew truck is a welcome and permanent addition to the Clean Downtown fleet of trucks seen in and around Downtown Detroit keeping things picked up and clean. It provides much needed transportation to the workers in the Goodwill landscape management program.  This collaborative effort has resulted in newly trained workers and the lovely landscaping that has made Downtown’s landscape pop with color and green ways.

In addition to providing the truck, Torre & Bruglio has generously shared its vast expertise and helped train workers by giving them a much needed and valued skills set.

“The company of Torre & Bruglio, led by Frank Torre, …… has played a significant role in helping Detroit’s disadvantaged find their way back into employment and personal dignity,” said Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Vice President Lindsay Chalmers.  “They have for many years partnered with Goodwill to assist with teaching of new skill sets surrounding landscape maintenance and the gift of this truck is but one more example of their level of caring.”

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Frank Torre attended the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan DMC Heals event.

As one of our nation’s premier providers of physical medicine and rehabilitation, the Detroit Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) has been helping people rebuild their lives after a serious injury or illness for more than 60 years.  At a recent event, DMC Heals, Mathew Sanford spoke with Frank Torre about the role rehabilitation and physical medicine played in his life.

As the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center, Frank Torre took a personal interest in Mathew’s story. 

Mathew Sanford has recently published a book about how he was paralyzed from the chest down after a pivotal event which set Matt on a lifelong journey following which he emerges with an entirely new view of being a “whole” person.  The book, titled Waking, delivers a powerful message about the endurance of the human spirit and of the body that houses it.

In 2010, the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan named Frank Torre as the Chairman of the Detroit Medical Center’s Board of Directors, for DMC’s Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM).

Frank Torre succeeded Frank D. Stella who has served on RIM’s board for over 10 years.  Previously the president and CEO of Torre & Bruglio, Inc., a Bloomfield Hills, Michigan based company, Frank Torre currently serves as CEO of Signal Restoration Services, and joined RIM’s board in 2001 as the Chairman of RIM’s Fund Development Committee.


san1At the event, Frank Torre toured the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan’s facilities with Matthew Sanford who shared his experiences and demonstrated the benefits of yoga to disabled and non-disabled students at DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.

When asked about the event at a later interview, Mathew Sanford stated that Frank Torre’s passion and energy where contagious and he believes that with Frank Torre’s guidance, the DMC will continue RIM’s legacy of cutting-edge treatment techniques complemented by innovative research and personalized medical care.


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Frank Torre – Michigan Entrepreneur
Based in Michigan, Frank Torre is an entrepreneur with a history of successfully building and growing companies.

Currently, Frank Torre serves as CEO of Signal Restoration Services, a full-service disaster restoration contractor based in Troy, Michigan.

Since its founding in 1972, Signal Restoration Services has specialized in property loss mitigation both in the state of Michigan and nationally.

In 1992, Frank Torre established Torre & Bruglio, Inc. and grew it into one of the largest landscape and horticultural services contractors in the Midwest servicing more than 1000 business accounts.

tobIn 2000 Torre & Bruglio expanded into the golf course management business providing maintenance to golf
courses ranging from 18 holes to 36 holes PGA Tournament courses as well as clubhouse hospitality and event management services.  Frank Torre sold the landscape and horticultural services business to Brickman Group in 2008 who continue to follow Frank Torre’s philosophy of commitment to a culture of excellence for all clients.

 Outside of his career, Frank Torre remains very active in the community. Frank Torre serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, which is part of the Detroit Medical Center as well as serving on the Executive Board of the Tenet Healthcare Corporation, located in Dallas, Texas, which owns DMC.

Pictured to the right, Frank Torre and TV personality Rhonda Walker, present the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan’s Heroes Award to one of the patients.

Frank Torre is Chairman of Boys Hope and Girls Hope of Detroit, an academic scholarship program for underprivileged youth in the metro Detroit area, and supports its various philanthropic endeavors and activities.

The 21st Annual Golf Classic to support the Boys Hope and Girls Hope of Detroit was held the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  Frank Torre has been responsible for raising over $2.5 million at this annual event.   

Frank Torre, in collaboration with Roger Penske, owner of Team Penske and the Penske Automotive Group (PAG), maintains a major role in the annual Detroit Grand Prix races, a professional auto racing event which is held on Detroit’s Belle Isle that brings together public and private communities and international attendance.  









(Frank Torre with Race Car Driver Helio Castroneves at the Detroit Grand Prix.)

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Frank Torre attending the Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s 2013 Birthday Party
Frank Torre, CEO of Signal Restoration Services, Michigan’s leading restoration company, attends L. Brooks Patterson’s Birthday Party at the Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester.  More than 500 guests attended the black-tie event, which offered a VIP reception, included the unveiling of a bronze bust of L. Brooks Patterson.

L. Brooks Patterson has transformed Oakland County and southeast Michigan into one of the best places to live, work, play and raise a family.

In his sixth four-year term as chief executive officer of one of America’s most affluent and progressive counties, L. Brooks Patterson has created some of the most innovative programs in the US.

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The 2014 Grand Prixmiere — the official launch party of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix — was held May 30 on Belle Isle State Park. The event featured country singer Josh Kelley and a silent auction. All proceeds benefited the Belle Isle Conse

Frank Torre pictured below with Mark Davis

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20th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise
The 20th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise, sponsored by Chevrolet, was held Aug. 16. The cruise, which celebrates classic car culture, took place along a 16-mile stretch of Woodward Avenue.
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