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.
Aquicon is incorporated
1986 marks the beginning of the Aquicon story, when the Aquino brothers’ partnership is officially incorporated.
Our Lady of Peace Catholic School is Aquicon’s first school build, beginning a string of successful school projects.
Aquicon moves to new headquarters
Aquicon opens its office in Brampton, ON. The same building remains our home today.
First community centre project
Aquicon expands into the Multi-Use Recreation sector, undertaking the River Grove Community Centre for the City of Mississauga.
First library project
Aquicon is awarded the first of many library builds, Oakwood Library, by the City of York (now City of Toronto).
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.
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.
Daniel Aquino joins Aquicon
Following in his father Mario’s footsteps, Daniel Aquino officially joins Aquicon as a Project Manager.
First LEED® certified project
The Woodward Environmental Laboratory and Operations Control Centre for the City of Hamilton is accredited with LEED® Silver certification.
Our first billion
After 24 years in business, Aquicon’s cumulative revenues exceed $1 billion, an exciting milestone for the company.
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.
Our second billion
Just six years after reaching $1 billion in cumulative sales, Aquicon surpasses $2 billion in cumulative sales.
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.
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.