Over the past 50 years Norte has built all kinds of projects: public and private constructions, hotels, large commercial areas, restaurants, petrol stations, among others.
"The incorporation of the younger generation brought fresh air into a company that already had quite a long history. Young people bring not only new insights and knowledge but also technological change. With them we rapidly gained access to those changes".
"It was important to reject projects that we felt we would be unable to implement properly. We preferred to say no. It is important to know when to say 'no'. This implies responsibility because we know we will be unable to do things correctly".
"The founders conveyed the importance of the concept of ‘effort’ as a value. They are austere, they do not squander because it cost them a lot to achieve this. We view their sacrifice as an example".
"The only way to minimise risks is if all parties (workers and employees) are aligned and seriously committed to safety issues".
"Today Norte is a brand. Many contract with us because our reputation also adds value to their project, because of our prestige and the solidity of the construction projects linked to our history. Being able to achieve this in the construction market can be very complex, so this is quite meritorious".
"From the founders we learnt the values they passed on to us. The value of integrity and honesty come naturally to them; they are not theoretical about these values but express them through their actions".
"People sometimes don’t realise how big a sacrifice the owner of a company has to make to keep things going. This is no easy task. In addition to their honesty, one of the things I like to highlight about Tito and Patricio is their effort to keep the business going. Even until this day they take great pains to keep the team together and they look after the employees. They taught me to have a long-term view".
“THE PROJECTS THEY BUILT OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS, WITH THE SEA AS AN ALLY, ARE FAR MORE THAN THE MERE HISTORY OF A BUSINESS, THEY ARE, ABOVE ALL, A FAMILY HISTORY”