To talk about Rubén Sánchez is to talk about effort, progress and self-improvement. He is a Peruvian who perseveres in realizing his dreams and getting ahead. Only someone like him would be capable of setting an example for his family, co-workers and everyone around him.
Not much time had passed since Rubén had graduated from high school when he began working, as his father had taken him with him to a Graña y Montero construction project where he got his start in the field of electrical installations.
Time went by and what he was doing increasingly made more sense, but he knew that to go as far as he wanted, he needed a degree. “Before taking that decision, I had three points to consider: the financial aspect of it and whether I could cover the cost with my work; the academic aspect, since I’d be going back to school after several years and I wasn’t completely certain I’d be up to doing university-level work; and my family, since I had three children by then and would have less time for them. I’m grateful to my wife for encouraging me to embark on this adventure of studying Civil Engineering,” Rubén explained.
It took 4 years of great effort, work and perseverance. “I remember that our children wanted to be with him. Rubén would be tired on Sundays, but he still played with them and, when they were asleep, he’d start studying early in the morning until it was time for him to leave for work,” his wife, Julisa, commented.
Today, Rubén is a civil engineer working on the “Hotel Aloft” project as the Electromechanical Installations foreman. His main function is to supervise subcontractors’ installation work on the project. At the same time, he makes sure the process is executed correctly.
He tells us that personal and professional fulfillment has given him tremendous satisfaction. For her part, his wife has started a small catering business with her mother and her sister. So far, they have provided their service in Pamplona Alta in the district of San Juan de Miraflores, where they live.
Both Rubén and his wife are examples for everyone around them and they are happy to convey that to their children, who know they should always pursue their dreams. “If you say you’re going to do something, it’s important to find ways to do it,” they tell us.
Thank you, Rubén, for inspiring every Peruvian. We are committed to Rubén and to all our employees who seek to grow and become better professionals!