Since 1944, Wright & Filippis has built a well-earned reputation as one of the country’s leading home healthcare providers. The story behind the company’s success can be traced to the determined spirit of a young boy’s frustrations and heartache that face many persons with disabilities. The company’s roots date back to April 29, 1929, when Tony Filippis Sr. slipped and fell beneath the wheels of a moving train — his legs were later amputated below the knees. At a young age, Tony experienced the challenges and unique hardships facing people with disabilities and these experiences fueled his lifelong passion for assisting others.
During the depression, many companies were unwilling to hire a double amputee. With little hope of finding or keeping a job, Tony turned to Carl Wright, the prosthetist who made Tony’s artificial legs. Carl offered Tony a job as an apprentice at his small shop in Detroit. Ten years later, in 1944, the two men formed their own company — Wright & Filippis.
Carl Wright passed away in 1959, but Tony Filippis and the Filippis family continue to guide the company with a distinctive blend of old-fashioned values and cutting-edge solutions.
Today, Wright & Filippis is one of the nation’s largest family-owned providers of prosthetics, orthotics and accessibility solutions. Our goal and commitment is to help our patients get back to their normal day by being First to Serve, First to Care.