Andrés and José Alberto Rivera, Architectural Steels
Winners of the Expansion category
As children they played at being entrepreneurs of small businesses that they started at school. This was a good start for those who at a young age had to take on a family iron related business.
Aceros Arquitectónicos began more than half a century ago as a small blacksmith shop, which in the second generation became a metal structures workshop. Andrés and José Alberto are the third generation, and who were left in charge when their father, Don Julio, passed away.
In his hands, the operation has not only diversified with more and better products, but has also expanded to Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Paraguay, the latter with a megaproject: a 66,000 building square meter. In this way, the Rivera brothers have honored the efforts of their predecessors.
This award given by the Association of Managers of Guatemala , which recognizes the work that has allowed the sustained growth of a company, as well as its expansion in territorial terms, all based on a business strategy that is difficult to bring to reality. The winners of its 2016 edition were the brothers José Alberto Rivera and Andrés Rivera, general and commercial managers of Aceros Arquitectónicos.