Signal Restoration Services marks a major milestone this year — 50 years of restoring property.
The firm was founded as Signal Building Co. in Detroit in 1972. In 1981, Chris and Barb Ammann bought Signal and grew the company over the next 30 years by cultivating a strong family atmosphere, delivering exceptional customer service, and controlling quality by staying involved in every project.
After three decades of continued growth in the Metro Detroit area, Chris and Barb sold Signal to Mark Davis and Frank Torre in 2012. Signal's annual revenues were just under $10 million annually at the time.
The new owners transformed the firm into a nationwide commercially focused restoration company performing projects from coast to coast. This rapid growth was fueled by a combination of acquisitions in California and New York, recruiting some of the most experienced talent in the restoration industry, and performing a $133 million project restoring five hospitals for New York City after Hurricane Sandy.
In 2020, Signal merged with Express Remediation & Reconstruction, LLC to expand the company's industry expertise in reconstruction, roofing, large loss sales and national accounts, as well as growing its geographic coverage. Signal continued to thrive via organic growth, as well as mergers and bolt-on acquisitions.
"In 2022, as Signal celebrates our 50th anniversary, we are more focused than ever in delivering relentless customer service to our clients,” Davis said. "We are honored to serve the restoration industry as one of the largest and most respected privately owned disaster restoration contractors in North America."
As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, Signal is hosting nationwide events in Detroit, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami.