The Leader in Emergency Response and Property Damage Restoration

Signal Restoration = Relentless Customer Service

Mission

Signal Restoration is a world-class property restoration general contractor, providing relentless customer service throughout North America and the Caribbean. We understand the importance of reducing downtime, minimizing interruptions and preventing further loss of revenue. Our mission is to immediately and consistently deliver exceptional results whenever and wherever disaster strikes. Signal Restoration is always OnCall.

Company Profile

Signal Restoration Services is a leading disaster restoration contractor. We specialize in fire, water, storm, mold, hurricane, earthquake, emergency, and reconstruction services as well as full-service roofing and Cap Ex work. Our success has been achieved through high-quality standards, solid business ethics, and prompt response to our customers’ needs.

Our most significant advantage is our people. Thoroughly screened, trained, and certified, our employees comply with OSHA standards. They also regularly receive re-certification training on safe work procedures and hazardous materials handling.

Our highly trained Signal representatives have been instrumental in the success of our customer service record. Our licensed personnel have the experience, expertise, and resources to complete your project in a timely and professional manner.

I don’t know what our School system would have done without the aid of Signal Restoration… The folks at Signal are quick to respond and very effective at what they do. Whether it’s initial damage control or remediation & preventative measure, these group of professionals bring their A game.

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- Steven D. Burgess, Esq.,
Director, Ypsilanti Community Schools

Within four days, our associates affected by the damage began returning to their restored offices and workstations. We had always thought highly of [Signal’s] operations, but this experience of responsiveness, thoroughness and professionalism deserves to be specifically noted.

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- Roger S. Penske,
Chairman, Penske Corporation

History

Signal Restoration was founded in 1972, in Troy, Michigan, as a local restoration company. Mark W. Davis and Frank Torre purchased Signal in 2012. They immediately transformed the company into a commercially focused restoration company performing projects from coast to coast. 

Davis and Torre acquired and successfully integrated additional restoration companies in California, New York, and Kansas City. Simultaneously, Mark and Frank recruited some of the most talented professionals in the restoration industry and built key Strategic Partner Relationships. One of those being with PuroClean, a franchise network with over 410 locations to better service Signal’s clients through PuroClean’s robust distribution model.   

In 2020, Signal and Express Remediation & Reconstruction, LLC. joined forces to expand the company’s industry expertise in reconstruction, roofing, large loss sales, national accounts, and enhanced geographic coverage.  

The combination of mergers, bolt-on acquisitions, recruiting best-in-class talent, establishing Strategic Partner Relationships, and delivering Relentless Customer Service has yielded remarkable growth.

Leadership

Signal’s Leadership Team is comprised of some of the most talented individuals in the restoration and reconstruction industry:

Mark W. Davis

Co-CEO

Mark W. Davis is the Co-CEO of Signal Restoration Services and Chairman & CEO of PuroClean. Since acquiring Signal in 2012 and PuroClean in 2015, Davis has grown both Signal and PuroClean exponentially. He is co-founder and former CEO of Belfor North America.

Under the leadership of Davis, Belfor grew tremendously from its US origins as Rocky Mountain Catastrophe in Denver, Colorado. From one office and 33 employees, they grew to 52 offices and 1,700 employees in eight years.

During this major growth, Davis was a young entrepreneur who successfully disrupted the then-stagnant restoration industry. Davis sold his shares in Belfor to Franz Haniel & Cie, GmbH in Germany. He then left the industry for a few years while fulfilling a non-competition agreement.

In 2009, Davis became CEO of InStar Services Group. He was recruited to turn around a failing company that had suffered major financial losses in 2007 and 2008. Davis led a successful financial turnaround in the first year resulting in a $16 million net profit.

He sold his shares in 2011 and searched for a strong platform restoration company similar to Rocky Mountain Catastrophe. He found that company in Signal Building Company.

In 2012, Davis and his business partner Frank Torre purchased Signal Building Company in Troy, Michigan. They immediately changed the name to Signal Restoration Services and recruited some of the best talent in the restoration industry.

Within the first two years, Davis grew Signal’s revenue and profit by a multiple of more than 20 times. In 2015, Davis and Torre purchased PuroSystems, Inc., and the PuroClean Global franchise brand. Since then, PuroClean has doubled in size to 300+ locations. PuroClean is now the fastest-growing restoration franchise company in North America.

Mark graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He lives in Michigan with his three children. Mark is a Director for Junior Achievement and a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO.)

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Franke Torre

Frank Torre

Co-CEO

Frank Torre is Co-CEO of Signal Restoration Services, and the Vice Chairman of PuroClean.

Frank Torre was the Founder and CEO of Torre & Bruglio, Inc., a company started by Frank with just one truck, and became one of the largest commercial landscape architecture and construction services firms in North America, with 1200 employees and 300 vehicles on the road countrywide. Together with its subsidiaries, Torre & Bruglio, Inc., Torre Golf Management, Inc., and Torre & Bruglio Athletic Division, Inc. amassed an impressive portfolio of national clients and historic properties which included some of the country’s most iconic landmarks, such as sports venues with the NFL and the MLB, constructing the Detroit Tigers Athletic field at Comerica Park.

Outside of his role as Co-CEO of Signal Restoration Services and Vice-Chairman of PuroClean, Frank Torre serves on the Executive Board of the Dallas based Tenet Healthcare Systems. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) and Chairman of the RIM Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to promoting the rehabilitation of people with life altering disabilities and injuries through research, education, and community programs and activities. Under his tenure the Hospital has become one of the top rehabilitation institutes in the country, which has enabled it to identify and pursue programs which advance medical research and help develop cutting edge treatments that improve the health of those living with disabilities. Frank hosts the annual fundraising gala for the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Foundation and has raised $11M to date.  Frank is actively involved with several charities and educational programs which reflect his deep ties to community for underprivileged youth. He serves as the Chairman of Boys Hope and Girls Hope of Detroit, a non-profit organization which helps with scholarship and education, where his fundraising initiatives have contributed over $8M to directly support the organization’s scholarship and educational programs.

Frank was appointed by the Governor of the State of Michigan to serve on the prestigious Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board and was recently appointed to serve on the Executive Board of Directors of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. Frank Torre’s commitment to excellence, relentless customer service and dedication to professionalism have earned him an impressive array of Industry Awards and Honors, including being recognized by dBusiness as one of the 500 most powerful business leaders in Michigan (for 2018-2022). Frank was also the recipient of the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit’s Heritage Hall of Fame Award. Frank was awarded this recognition for his outstanding commitment to rebuilding and beautifying the city of Detroit and its surrounding metropolitan area.

For over two decades, Frank Torre has collaborated with his longtime friend and client, Roger Penske, owner of Penske Automotive Group and Team Penske Racing, on the Annual Detroit Grand Prix Races, a premier IndyCar Series race held on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, which raises funds for the Belle Isle Conservancy to support and sustain the 982-acre historic island park, one of the oldest and largest parks in the nation. A new era for the Detroit Grand Prix will begin in 2023 when the event returns to its original home on the streets of Downtown Detroit.

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Lars Luedeman

President & Chief Financial Officer

As Signal Holdings’s CFO, Lars is responsible for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial-related company activities. He leads all efforts related to accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, property management, compliance, and private and institutional financing. Lars also plays an integral role in the future direction of Signal as a strategist in the overall financial management of the company.

Prior to joining our team, Lars served as the CFO at Sigma Financial Corp. In addition to being a member of the steering committee, he led financial reporting, treasury, payroll, tax, and banking. Lars also helped coordinate activities with commissions, compliance, and legal and risk management. Throughout his 25-year career, Lars has helped advance and guide the financial success of some of the nation’s leading construction firms as their CFO, including Artisteo Construction Company and Barton Malow Company.

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Barry Zollman

Barry Zollman

Chief Relationship Officer

Barry joined Signal in 2022, bringing with him his expertise and passion for developing key relationships to better serve clients and the challenges they face when disaster strikes. As Chief Relationship Officer, Barry leads the effort to serve and strengthen existing Signal client relationships while leveraging his vast, respected network to bring in new opportunities to grow and expand Signal’s clientele.

In a career spanning more than 30 years in restoration, Barry has worked with BMS CAT, ServPro, and Cotton Global Disaster Solutions. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Logistics at Bingham Services Inc., a professional consulting company for the property insurance industry. Barry holds an Associate of Science degree in applied horticulture and horticultural business services from Vincennes University. He volunteers with the Miracle League of Frisco, a non-profit organization providing children ages 5-19 with mental and/or physical challenges the opportunity to play sports as a team member in an organized league.

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Dan Dansby

Executive Vice President

Dan has 35+ years of experience in the construction industry and 20+ years in insurance commercial construction, restoration, and reconstruction. As an EVP, Dan is responsible for developing and maintaining strategic client relationships. He also handles company sales strategies.

Dan joined Signal in 2020 when Express merged with Signal. As co-founder and President of Express, Dan provided executive leadership as well as managing Large Loss Commercial Sales.

Prior to Express, Dan served in similar roles at several construction companies. These include Interstate Restoration, CSI Restoration, Belfor, Rocky Mountain Catastrophe, MA Mortenson, Johnson Brothers Construction, Resource Construction, and Chen Northern.

Dan has led teams that have produced over $1.6 B in construction so far throughout his career. He specializes in managing large-scale projects within the US and Internationally. Dan graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Civil Engineering and is OSHA30 certified.

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Allen Roney

Executive Vice President – National Team

Allen has 25 years’ experience in project management and restoration. He has lead Signal’s National Large loss team since joining in 2012. Allen and his team manage any complicated and/or large-scale restoration projects to completion.

Prior to joining Signal, Allen held similar positions and responsibilities at InStar Services Group and A&B Fire Protection. Allen has licenses and certifications including IICRC – Water Restoration Technician (WRT), IICRC– Applied Structural Drying (ASD), and Asbestos Contractor/Supervisory Certification.

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Bryan Newell

Executive Vice President - Estimating

Bryan has been in the insurance property claims industry for 20 years, working both as an adjuster and restoration contractor. Bryan is a lead estimator for Signal and serves as a project manager on some of the industry’s largest projects.

Bryan joined Signal in 2012 after serving similar roles for two other restoration firms, including InStar Services Group. He also served as an independent adjuster for Reid, Jones, McRorie & Williams, Inc.

He held several licenses including Property and Casualty Licensed Adjuster – Texas, Non-Resident Property and Casualty Licensed Adjuster – Florida & Texas, and Asbestos Handling. He’s also licensed in National Flood Insurance Program Certified Adjuster and USAA Certified Adjuster.

He currently holds several certifications including IICRC – Water Restoration Technician (WRT), and IICRC– Applied Structural Drying (ASD).

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Carrie Broussard

Carrie Broussard

Vice President of National Accounts

With more than a decade of experience in the disaster recovery and restoration industry, Carrie joined Signal in 2022 as Vice President of National Accounts. In this new role, Carrie builds strategic relationships to enhance Signal’s national sales organization and growth, as she uses her expertise to focus on business development, sales, and exploring partnership opportunities.

Carrie’s extensive experience goes beyond the restoration industry. Most recently, Carrie owned and operated an event planning and management company. She also served as a sales leader at Cotton Global Disaster Solutions and worked alongside Signal’s Co-CEO Mark Davis at InStar Services Group. Before joining the disaster and restoration industry, Carrie worked in pharmaceutical sales as well as in the nonprofit sector.

Carrie holds a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications from Lamar University and further studied communications at the University of Texas Austin. She resides in Houston, TX, and is an active member of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and The Rotary Club.

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David Passman

Managing Director - Insurance Solutions Group

David joined Signal in 2017 as Managing Director of Signal’s Insurance Solutions Group. David uses his 45+ years of experience in the industry to maintain strong relationships with insurers, adjusters, consultants, and insureds.

Prior to joining Signal, David had a long career working for insurance brokers. Those include Willis Towers Watson, Aon Risk Services, Johnson & Higgins, Alexander & Alexander, and risk divisions of AIG. David has advocated on behalf of his clients on some of the largest property claims in the insurance industry.

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Amanda Forde-Dembowski

Amanda Forde-Dembowski

National Process Manager

Amanda Forde-Dembowski thrives in Signal’s fast-paced environment. As the National Process Manager, she’s always strategizing how to improve outcomes for the company and future clients. To do that, Amanda is closely reviewing every job that comes in and out of Signal. She analyzes every detail—the when, what, who and where of every project. In each assignment, she evaluates what steps are executed well, where there could be improvements and how to ensure efficiencies moving forward.

Amanda joined signal in 2013 and has received training, education and opportunities to grow in her career. She also has deep roots in the industry. Amanda is the fourth generation of general contractors, architects and interior designers. Construction, art and learning how to improve business processes is in her blood.

Living in Southern California most of her life, Amanda can also deeply relate the devastation that comes from catastrophic events, like wildfires. These life experiences and her expertise allow her to truly deliver relentless customer service.

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Membership & Certifications

  • RIMS (Risk Insurance Management Society)
  • PLRB (Property Loss Research Bureau)
  • NAHB (National Association of Home Builders)
  • IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification): Master Cleaner & Restorer on Staff; Water, Sewage & Fire Damage Restoration; Mold Remediation; Smoke & Odor Control
  • RIA (Restoration Industry Association) – certified restorer on staff
  • CRA (Cleaning and Restoration Association)
  • EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) – lead certified
  • NSC (National Safety Council)
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association): 30 HR and HAZWOPER Certified
  • NASCLA (National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agency)
  • Building Trades Association
  • Better Business Bureau
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