Don R. Fruchey, Inc. and What We Stand For


Our philosophy is simple:

  • Work with each customer as a partner
  • Provide each customer with quality work and dependable service
  • Serve each customer with honesty and integrity


Don Fruchey started our company in 1950. His dream was to build one of the best companies providing specialty contractor services. The results were so successful that our company grew well beyond his expectations.

Financial resources were scarce in the beginning, but Don had limitless determination and energy. He combined these qualities with the keen ability to attract the most valuable resource the company has: outstanding and highly skilled people. While we are now one of the larger specialty contractors in the Midwest, we retain our family business culture and our ability to serve customers with projects of any size.

In the early days, our strongest focus was on structural steel, bridge steel, and pre-cast concrete erections. Our largest project was the steel and pre-cast erection of Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. We gradually shifted our focus as the company grew, and eventually industrial equipment installation and plant maintenance services became the backbone of the company. We proudly note that our industrial customer list includes several clients for whom we have worked steadily since the 1950s.

After a gradual transfer of responsibilities to his sons, Don retired in 1980. Robert and David Fruchey continue to pursue the goals established by their father. His daughter, Donna, and grandsons Ryan and Adam also work for our company, which is headquartered in a renovated, historic inn that once served travelers on the Wabash-Erie Canal. Don passed away in 2007.

The future is bright for Don R. Fruchey, Inc., as continuous improvements create even better resources for our customers. While remembering past achievements, Fruchey will stay focused on using its experience and expertise to provide excellence to its customers.

Financial Strength

You need a financially secure supplier. We are fortunate to be in excellent financial health and to have a strong banking relationship. Fruchey also has extensive insurance coverage and bonding capacity.

Banking, insurance and bonding references are available by calling us at 260-749-8502.

We have Dun & Bradstreet’s highest credit rating. Our D&B number is 00-175-4373.

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Company News

  • 12/02/14

    At our annual Christmas party, we honored Jody Day – Project Foreman, Kim Graft – Superintendent, and Todd Blough – PWC Foreman for 30 years of service.

  • 12/03/13

    Honored this year at our annual Christmas party were retirees Kim Graft – Superintendent and Brain Hess – Project Foreman. Also, honored for 30 years of service were Bud Beste – Maintenance Manager, Mike Howard – Estimator, and Tim Moore – PWC Shop Superintendent.

Contact Info

  • Call Us (260) 749-8502
  • Fax (260) 749-6337
  • 5608 Old Maumee Rd. Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803

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