On July 26, 1864, at five o'clock in the afternoon at the offices of Don Adrián Collado, in San Jose, the COMPAÑIA DE AGENCIAS DE COSTA RICA was set up, with the main services to operate as Ciustoms and Port Agents and other commercial activities in Puntarenas, Limón and Carrillo.
In the first company assembly held at the International Club, Mr. Adrián Collado was appointed President and Mr. Fabián Esquivel as General Manager.
In July 1887, Mr. A. K. Brown, who had activities like their Company in Carrillo and Limón, was associated with it by means of a contract, leaving Mr. A.K. Brown, as Office Manager at the above locations. At that time, the Manager of the Company in Puerto Puntarenas was Mr. Francisco Rohrmoser. It is necessary to indicate that, in Limón and in Puntarenas, the Company of Agencies carried out the loading and unloading of the vessels by means of its own boats.
In the year 1893, Felipe J. Alvarado, Company Agent in Limón was appointed and secretary of the Board of Directors in San Jose was appointed to Mr. Roberto Jiménez Sáenz, who later were the founders of the firm FELIPE J. ALVARADO INC. SUCS., S.A. And the continuation of the Company of Agencies.
In 1894, having met the social term of the COMPAÑIA DE AGENCIAS DE COSTA RICA, the Assembly of Shareholders agreed to liquidate the businesses and in that same Assembly, it was agreed to sell to Mr. Felipe J. Alvarado, the furniture and equipment that were left in Puntarenas . Thus, continued the business of Customs Agents and Vessels, Mr. Felipe J. Alvarado in partnership with Mr. Roberto Jiménez Sáenz, under the name we know today. These two distinguished gentlemen with their intelligence and attitude managed to consolidate the firm.
In 1910, the Company Felipe J. Alvarado Cía. Sucs., S.A., improved and reinforced its services with the purchase of boats and equipment for the operation of loading and unloading of vessels in Puntarenas, until the construction of the current pier.
Since then, the two founding partners, Mr. Alvarado Echandi and Mr. Jiménez Sáenz, have acted as Managers, and, following their death, Mr. Rafael Escalante Durán, Mr. Fernando Terán Vals, Mr. Roberto Salazar Mata, Mr. Julio León Zavaleta and Mr. Roberto Jiménez Soto, who assumed the Executive Presidency of the company in 1966 and since then handled the group of companies that conform Felipe J. Alvarado Cia. Sucs. Until the year 2013.
The largest shareholder of the company is Mr. Jiménez Soto, who currently owns and owns 87% of the shares.