The success of Constructora Meco is a mixture of passion and perseverance that our founders Ángel Américo Cerdas -known as Meco- and his son Carlos Cerdas Araya managed to establish since 1977. Thanks to their vision and vigor, the company emerged challenging one of the worst economic crises of the early 90s, when they embarked to discover new markets: Nicaragua in 1992 and Panama in 1996.
Carlos Cerdas continues transmitting this same vision; the vision of expansion in Central America, took Constructora Meco to achieve projects in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, Panama and, of course, Costa Rica, where their corporate headquarters currently operates.
In 1996, MECO began a productive relationship with the Panama Canal Authority that, after 21 years, delivered more than $ 432 million in works for the PAC3, PAC4 and Dams of Borinquen projects, in the expansion of one of the most important engineering works worldwide.
It was precisely this relationship with the Panama Canal Authority, which led the Government of Colombia to award Meco more than $ 2 billion in works for the Cartagena – Barranquilla and Circunvalar de la Prosperidad concessions in Colombia, Conexión Pacífico 3 Highway and the Honda-Puerto Salgar-Girardot project.
Today, Meco complements the success of the business with six thousand collaborators, including engineers, operators, assistants, welders, mechanics, etc. Many of them even accompanied Don Ángel and Don Carlos in the first years of the company.