Our Company

Founded on Lifelong Bonds

Aquicon is unlike any other construction company

We believe relationships make all the difference. We work with highly talented design consultants and sub-trades over years, decades, even generations. Our staff spend entire careers with us, passing knowledge down the line as they rise. And our most senior people are personally involved in every project we take on, supporting both their colleagues and their clients.

What this means for you is a methodically planned, well-coordinated project that draws upon a wealth of shared knowledge to ensure success. It means that your build is performed by trades and consultants who are fully engaged and motivated. It means that nothing escapes our attention, and our top talent can always be reached.

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 local 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 hand-on approach from our earliest days to the present.

Our Leadership Team

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.

At Aquicon, we are firm believers in promoting from within. By identifying and grooming potential leaders, we ensure smooth successions and are able to retain our wealth of institutional knowledge. Our extremely low turnover rate, and the personal bonds formed over years of working together, make us a stronger, more effective team.

Mario Aquino


Daniel Aquino


Alessandra Aquino

Vice President of Project Development

Joe Gizzarelli

Vice President of Purchasing

Rosa Zanuzzi


Robert Aquino

Senior Project Lead

Gian D’Angelo

Operations Manager

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. It’s part of our legal and moral obligation to employees, contractors, and the general public.

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.

Recent Projects

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YMCA of the City of Quinte West

This project involved the construction of a new single storey YMCA facility consisting of a variety of amenities.


YWCA New Residential Building and Child Care Centre

The YWCA Residential Building includes a child care centre, and was built to house single women and women with children.


Woodward Environmental Laboratory and Operations Control Centre

This project involved the construction of a new testing facility for the City of Hamilton's central sewage treatment plant.


Whitby Shores Public School

Work involved the construction of a new elementary school with extensive site development to surrounding areas.