Surack Enterprises Celebrates Topping Out of the Pearl

Topping out

The Pearl, a mixed-used development being constructed at 248 W Main Street in downtown Fort Wayne, reached a significant milestone today with a festive steel topping out ceremony held at the construction site. The event marked the completion of the structural framework and symbolized the progress made on this exciting project.

Weigand Construction and Surack Enterprises gathered to commemorate the placement of the final steel beam, which was signed by the construction crew as part of the ceremony. As the beam was lifted into place, adorned with an evergreen tree and an American flag, a sense of achievement and pride permeated the atmosphere. This moment marks a major milestone of the project, which has been in active construction since the spring of 2022.

“I’m just thankful for our community to be so supportive for a project like this,” said Chuck Surack, founder of Surack Enterprises and owner of the Pearl. “It’s going to be great, not just for our community but for our whole region for decades and decades.”

Down to the Numbers:
Throughout the course of the building phase, the construction crew at The Pearl has reached:

  • Over 11,000 yards of concrete poured to date.
  • 50,000+ Weigand Construction man hours.
  • Over 100+ Field Staff on site and rising.
  • 4000+ tons of rebar installed.
  • Zero recordable accidents or safety incidents to date.

By late summer in 2024, The Pearl will be completed, creating a new space for residents, employers, restaurants, and businesses to call home. It will feature:

  • 76 Residential Apartments
  • 5 Live/Work Storefronts
  • On-Site Residential Parking
  • Mail and Delivery Hubspot
  • On-Site Fitness Center
  • Community Green-Roof
  • Street-Level Coffee Shop
  • Rooftop Amenity Plaza

As The Pearl enters its next phase of construction, the completion of the structural framework paves the way for interior work such façade installation, utilities, and masonry in the coming months.

About The Pearl

Located along Main Street in Downtown Fort Wayne, The Pearl will become a cornerstone of growth in our city and for our residents. With countless possibilities to discover, The Pearl will unearth new opportunities for local businesses and shops, restaurants, live music, arts, and entertainment.

About Surack Enterprises

Founded by Chuck and Lisa Surack, the businesses of Surack Enterprises are a group of local companies that provide trusted services, products, and experiences to countless friends and families in and around Northeast Indiana & the Midwest. As we continue to grow, our mission stays the same — always do the right thing..