Adolf Lupp becomes self-employed after completion of his two-year military service and registers a bricklayer business in Nidda at the Mühlstraße 24.
Adolf Lupp passes his examination as a master craftsman to be able to train apprentices. A horse and cart are purchased to carry the necessary construction material.
Start of World War I. Construction works are suspended since Adolf has been drafted as a soldier for four years.
The son of the master bricklayer Adolf Lupp and his spouse Emma Lupp is born on 29 January, also named Adolf.
Adolf Lupp returns from the War.
Activities of the bricklaying business are continued, and the first apprentices are hired.
The second son of Adolf and Emma Lupp, Karl Ludwig, is born on 14 April.
Inflation period. Master mason Adolf Lupp supervises the construction of the District Office in Büdingen. Much money of little value is paid for construction work.
Expansion of the machinery with a staff of 10 to 15.
Start of initial construction activities for the paper mill in Ober-Schmitten.
Construction of new residential buildings in Nidda and vicinity.
High unemployment rate, public relief works in Nidda.
Adolf Lupp, Jr., commences his studies at the Technische Hochschule (technical university) Darmstadt.
Acquisition of the first own truck.
The pre-war boom continues. There is a lot of activity at the troop exercise areas and on Harb’s military airport. The company employs already more than 100 workers.
Karl Ludwig Lupp begins his academic studies as an engineer in Mainz.
Adolf Lupp, Jr., is conscripted into the German army. Start of World War II.
Karl Ludwig Lupp passes his examination as a civil engineer in Mainz, enters the armed forces and is in combat.
Registration of the construction company Lupp in the Commercial Registry. Foundation of a branch in Frankfurt on the Main.
Birth of Henning Lupp, son of Adolf, Jr., and Hildegard Lupp on 26 April. In the same year, Adolf Lupp, Jr., has been reported as missing in action.
Karl Ludwig Lupp returns from the War unharmed and takes charge of the company’s Frankfurt branch.
Lupp constructs large buildings, partially in the form of joint ventures.
The constantly expanding contract volume demands more executive managers. Dipl.-Ing. Alfred Buss is appointed head of the Frankfurt branch; civil engineer Richard Müller is appointed Chief Construction Manager.
The founder and senior partner Adolf Lupp dies after a brief illness. Karl Ludwig Lupp directs the vigorously expanding building firm; he is 31 years old. Erhard Ulrich joins the company as Commercial Director.
The number of employees has risen to more than 200. Thomas, the son of Karl Ludwig Lupp and his wife Christa, is born. The business premises are transferred to Schloßgasse 34 in Nidda.
Purchase of a property in Frankfurt for a new administrative building.
Lupp construction company employs more than 500 people now.
Lupp builds its first prestressed concrete bridge over the Nidder in Altenstadt. 50th anniversary of the Lupp construction firm.
Founding of the Oberhessisches Spannbetonwerk GmbH subsidiary company. Construction of factory workshops and a prestressing line of 100 meters in length in Nidda-Harb.
Dipl.-Ing. Richard Müller is appointed Technical Director. Erhard Ulrich is appointed Commercial Director.
First major turnkey project in the form of construction of a secondary school in Büdingen.
Construction of bridges and passages for the Frankfurt–Giessen–Siegen autobahn highway.
Lupp constructs the largest chipboard plant in Europe for Hornitex in Nidda.
he first in-house journal is published: “Unser Firmenspiegel” (Our Company Mirror).
The first computer is utilised. Construction of another factory workshop for the production of prestressed ready-made bridge girders.
The number of employees adds up to more than 700 now.
Dipl.-Ing. Alfred Buss retires after 21 years of service. His successor at the Frankfurt branch is Dipl.-Ing. Horst Fleischer.
Lupp moves into the new administrative building in Nidda-Harb. The Lupp company’s move from the historical centre area of Nidda is now concluded.
First construction site abroad in Tobruk, Libya: a ship lifting system is built. Dipl.-Ing. Horst Fleischer is appointed Technical Director.
Thomas Lupp commences working for Lupp after concluding his studies in civil engineering at the TH Darmstadt (technical university). A permanent office is established in Berlin.
Opening of a branch office in Haiti. Foreign contracts are completed in Libya and Algeria.
Henning Lupp, son of Adolf Lupp jun., engineer and graduate in business administration, joins the family firm. Thomas and Henning Lupp are appointed Directors. Ulla Lupp, graduate in business administration, starts her activity as a business economist.
Shift of activities toward sewage plants and commercial housing construction.
Sina and Yann, children of Thomas and Ulla Lupp, the 4th generation of the family company are born.
Start of building activities in the new federal states in Eastern Germany. Opening of branches in Merseburg/Saxony-Anhalt and Gotha/Thuringia.
Annex to the office building in Nidda-Harb, built owing to increased space requirement.
Lupp obtains a contract for a ferroconcrete building in Ghana and is one of the biggest road builders in Ghana.
Lupp is awarded the contract for a bridge made of pre-cast segments, the longest ever, at a length of 207 metres. More contracts abroad in El Salvador and Haiti. Dipl.-Ing. Hans Ritz is appointed Director.
Senior partner Karl Ludwig Lupp dies after a brief illness, on 17 April. Founding of TLO GmbH.
Lupp is awarded a 40 million DM contract in Belize (Central America) to plan a completely new town for 10,000 inhabitants and to carry out the complete infrastructure work. Stefan Hasenstab is hired as Controlling Manager and becomes the successor of the commercial signatory Fritz Ulbrich.
TSO GmbH, a subsidiary of the Lupp group of companies, opens the “Sprit Point” petrol filling station.
Founding of LBI Bau- und Immobilienmanagement GmbH (construction and property management). Execution of initial contracting commissions.
Founding of Lupp Construction Romania S.R.L.
Stefan Hasenstab is appointed Commercial Director.
GFounding of Lupp Angola Lda. Opening of the branch office in Marktheidenfeld. Henning Lupp dies at the age of only 62.
Lupp Project Transylvania S.R.L. starts operations in Cluj, Romania.
Lupp Rohrleitungsbau GmbH with its headquarters in Frankfurt commences operations. Attorney Klaus Depold is appointed Director. Lupp is awarded the prize as “Training Company of the Year for 2008.”
Founding of Lupp Middle East LLC in Oman in a partnership.
Founding of VL Baumanagement GmbH in a joint venture with Volksbank Mittelhessen.
Celebration on the occasion of the 100th anniversary.
Foundation of Lupp International Qatar LLC