In 1968, the architect José Graña Miró Quesada and the engineer Carlos Montero Graña joined the company, which was going through a severe crisis due to the expropriations by the military government of companies that were our best clients. At this juncture, José Graña remembers:
"I learnt my first business lesson and had to make my first decision. I had discovered that companies are not inherited, but worked, and I had accepted the challenge of the Second Generation.
That is how what we could call the transitional or generational overlap stage began. Because I was not alone. We were five partners or families of partners and more than one hundred employees and engineers. This process of working concurrently, which in our case lasted ten years, is probably the most interesting and delicate period.
I believe that in this period, the key word was: Respect. Respect for people, respect for partners, respect for traditions, respect for history, respect for the company's values".
José Graña Miró Quesada
In 1969, the development of a small brochure indicating the main projects carried out by Graña y Montero strengthened the recognition of the work done by the first generation to keep the company values alive. In turn, this attitude helped the present generation to naturally start delegating functions to the following generation.
In 1977, Graña y Montero S.A. inaugurated its new offices in its own three-story building, located on the 46th block of Paseo de la República, in the district of Surquillo (Block 1 of the present building).
José Graña Miró Quesada became the General Manager of Graña y Montero S.A. in 1982.
|1968 ||- Círculo Militar del Perú |
- Gálax Supermarkets
|1969 ||- Cementos Lima Factory |
|1972 ||- Lima Sheraton Hotel |
|1973 ||- Pepesca |
|1976 ||- Cuajone Mine |
|1978 ||- Civic Center Tower |
|1980 ||- Central Reserve Bank |
- Banco Continental
|1981 ||- Juliaca - Desaguadero Highway |
- Steam Thermal Power Plant - Iquitos