Steve Bral is Transforming his Detroit-Area Filta Business and Achieving Astounding Success

Steve Bral is a Detroit-area entrepreneur who has made remarkable business strides in just five years.

Corporate America to Franchise Success in 5 Years

After leaving corporate America, Steve acquired a Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions (Filta) franchise in 2018. After navigating the uncertainty of COVID with support from Filta, his Detroit-area franchise has achieved a run rate of $2 million per year. He’s now on track to hit $4 million by 2025. This is how Steve Bral is transforming his Detroit-area Filta business and achieving astounding success.


Formerly with GM, Ford, and Bosch, Steve started Filta with two employees, one vehicle, and less than 10 customers. Today, his family-owned business counts 13 full time and two part-time employees, seven vehicles, and more than 130 customers.


Arenas, Hospitals, Restaurants and More

Steve’s team works in a huge variety of locations including Little Caesars Arena and University of Michigan stadiums. He services a host of hospitals including Ascension, Corewell – Beaumont, and DMC. Restaurants in his portfolio include Detroit Wing Company, Hyde Park Grille, Village Market, and Union Joints. Corporate clients feature GM, Ford, Stellantis, and Toyota. The Detroit Filta team also works with CJ Barrymore’s, which is an amusement park and entertainment venue.


Achieving Astounding Success

“When we opened our family owned and operated business, we faced numerous challenges. The pandemic added another layer of complexity. However, we continued to see potential. With the support of the Filta franchise system and our dedicated employees, we embarked on a transformational journey,” Bral said. “Without the hand of God and our exceptional team, this success would not have been possible.”


To learn more about Steve’s success, read the full story of about his five-year success trajectory here.


Franchise Information

To learn more about Filta ownership and the available territories, contact Rob Totten at To learn more about Filta’s services including fryer cleaning, microfiltration, and waste oil removal/recycling, please call 866-51-FILTA or visit for 24-hour live chat.

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