Our History

The Aquino brothers were already experienced general contractors when they struck out on their own in 1986. The company they founded, Aquicon, started small, building schools while they developed strong relationships among the sub-trades and earned a reputation for excellence.

Aquicon has grown exponentially since those early days, and now serves an array of sectors including recreation centres, multi-storey residential facilities, operation centres and post-secondary institutions. Our structure has evolved into a single-ownership business, but the Aquino family remains at its head. While the scale of our average project has soared, we have made it a point of pride to retain the same hands-on approach from our earliest days to the present. Every single project, regardless of size, continues to benefit from the direct involvement of our most senior people. Every build is treated as high-priority, and every client receives the full advantage of decades of technical knowledge and practical experience.

1986

Company business cards from the old days - Aquicon Construction company history.

Aquicon is incorporated

1986 marks the beginning of the Aquicon story, when the Aquino brothers’ partnership is officially incorporated.

1987

First project

Our Lady of Peace Catholic School is Aquicon’s first school build, beginning a string of successful school projects.

1992

Aquicon moves to new headquarters

Aquicon opens its office in Brampton, ON. The same building remains our home today.

1995

First community centre project

Aquicon expands into the Multi-Use Recreation sector, undertaking the River Grove Community Centre for the City of Mississauga.

1996

First library project

Aquicon is awarded the first of many library builds, Oakwood Library, by the City of York (now City of Toronto).

1998

First post-secondary project

Aquicon makes its first foray into post-secondary institutions with the $20 million Institute for Applied Sciences facility, a joint venture between McMaster University and Mohawk College.

2002

Aquicon Construction surpasses $100 million in revenue per year.

Aquicon surpasses $100 million in revenue per year

2002 is a landmark year, in which Aquicon surpasses $100 million in annual revenues for the first time.

2003

Daniel Aquino joins Aquicon

Following in his father Mario’s footsteps, Daniel Aquino officially joins Aquicon as a Project Manager.

2006

First LEED® certified project

The Woodward Environmental Laboratory and Operations Control Centre for the City of Hamilton is accredited with LEED® Silver certification.

2010

Aquicon Construction's cumulative revenues exceed $1 billion - Timeline 2010.

Our first billion

After 24 years in business, Aquicon’s cumulative revenues exceed $1 billion, an exciting milestone for the company.

2014

Corporate restructuring

After a reorganization of Aquicon’s legal and ownership structure, Daniel Aquino is promoted to President and Mario Aquino assumes the role of Chief Executive Officer.

2016

Our second billion

Just six years after reaching $1 billion in cumulative sales, Aquicon surpasses $2 billion in cumulative sales.

2017

The new branding - company business cards from 2017- Aquicon Construction company history.

New branding

In recognition of its evolution from family business to large-scale builder, Aquicon unveiled new branding that looks to the future while respecting the past.

Leadership

Aquicon started out as a family business, and while the team is much larger than it once was, we work hard to maintain a company structure where knowledge is shared and nobody is too important to be contactable.

News, Media, and PR

A repository of Aquicon press releases, media appearances and announcements, from most to least recent. Can’t find the information you’re looking for? Contact us and we’ll do our best to help.

Health, Safety, and Environment

Ensuring that our sites are safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible places to work is a matter of the highest importance to all of us at Aquicon.