On 12th January 1961, at the age of 22, after having brilliantly passed civil engineering examinations, Mario Caratti established the homonymous construction company in the form of a one-man business, with registered office in Morcote and warehouses in Barbengo.
In the 60's/70's, thanks to a strong growth of the construction sector in the housing market in Lugano, the company reached the height of its workforce with about 50 employees.
In January 1999, the construction company inaugurated its new warehouse located in Pazzallo, a location which allowed the company to get closer to the City of Lugano, the hub of economic activity in the region. In 2003, the one-man company merged into Caratti Construzioni SA based in Morcote and Mr. Eng. Mario Caratti assumed the position of sole Director.
On 1st July 2008, after having obtained the title of Civil Engineer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, his son Giacomo also began working in the family business, thus ensuring its generational continuity.
In March 2011, Giacomo also obtained his Federal Building Contractor degree.
In July 2011, Caratti Costruzioni celebrated 50 years in the business.
In July 2012, Giulia, the founder's daughter, following her studies in business administration at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and a Master Degree in Real Estate from SDA Bocconi of Milan, joined Caratti Costruzioni SA.
The main reason that led Mr. Eng. Mario Caratti to his building contractor profession is likely to be found in the love for his hometown, Morcote. Growing up in the shadow of old-age traditions, he has listened to the tales and from them has inherited the love of the town: corners, streets, façades: works of great boldness and artistic sensibility, made by men of great value and in a way that is in keeping with nature.
Engineer Mario Caratti says: "I am passionate about my job; I have been able to turn it into a pleasure that gives me great satisfaction. I have become a constructor also to enhance the landscape and the artistic heritage around me".
The enthusiasm, interest and passion Eng. Caratti puts into his work, as well as the fairness and professionalism that have always characterized his business, positively influence not just the company performance but also its employees; they are all trusted professionals that have been working with him for many years.
Thanks to over 50 years of experience in the construction business in Lugano, Caratti Costruzioni SA has been able to establish excellent collaborations with external designers and companies of proven trust and ability.
The family-like size of the business allows Eng. Caratti to personally supervise all projects, thus delivering high-quality products that fully meet customers' expectations. The experience and deep knowledge of the real estate market in the Canton Ticino as well as of construction laws and regulations allow Eng. Caratti to provide specific and targeted counselling services for any issue in the field.
Today the company is led by his son Giacomo, bearing the same values of his father but with a young entrepreneurial spirit: constantly projected towards the newest market trends and the research of new materials, innovative solutions and energy efficiency.