Greca Family History
The history of the Greca family in the engineering industry is a long one. It starts in 1877, when Raphael Francisco Greca arrived in Brazil from Calabria, in Italy.
At the age of 14, he started to work with his father, Francesco, and in 1914, initiated pioneering paving work with black cobble stones and the construction of kilometres of rainwater galleries along the main roads of Curitiba, in Paraná.
According to an article in the newsletter of the Cultural Foundation of Curitiba, “his work is a path of responsibility that time does not erase. Few people can turn facts into opportunities, and Raphael does just that. By loving this soil, he adopted it, and by adopting it, he loved it more than his own. (…) By the start of the thirties, he was the sole, absolute pioneering contractor of city paving works.”
Also, the personality of Raphael Greca transcends his era. He insists on recording and collecting photographs of the massive projects he completed, which were later donated to the Heritage House of Curitiba.