Bonacio - Bonacio Construction

Sonny Bonacio (President)

A lifelong resident of Saratoga Springs,  Sonny graduated from Saratoga Springs High School, earned his college degree in Construction Management, and started Bonacio Construction, Inc. in 1988, now celebrating over 30 hardworking, successful years in business. Bonacio Construction has become the leader in improving the architectural and economic landscape of Saratoga Springs and beyond.

With Sonny’s leadership, Bonacio Construction has developed over 2.8 million square feet of real estate in downtown Saratoga Springs. Bonacio Construction has single-handedly established the condominium and downtown apartment markets while perfecting mixed-use development. Sonny has pioneered the return of a downtown movie theater with the arrival of Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas, as well as restoring elements of history with The Washington, the former site of the Masonic Temple in the center of Broadway. Projects in downtown Troy have been a success, and Bonacio Construction’s presence has been part of a resurgence that the area has not experienced in decades. Glens Falls and Rome, NY, have been added to the list of cities being revitalized by Bonacio Construction projects.

Sonny runs Bonacio Construction with precision and integrity, earning the trust and respect of his colleagues, clients, and competitors. He has held numerous influential positions and has received well-deserved accolades and awards:

Awards & Achievements

~ 2022 Albany Business Review’s Power 50 List
~ 2022 Top Workplaces 2022 Midsize Company Leadership Award
~ 2021 Albany Business Review’s Power 50 List
~ 2019 Inductee into Albany Business Review’s 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame
~ 2016 Capital Region Chamber of Commerce’s ChangeMaker Award (View Video)
~ 2013 Albany Business Review’s Game Changer Award
~ 2002 The Saratogian’s 20 Under 40 Achievement Award
~ 2001 The Capital District Business Review’s 40 Under 40 Achievement Award


~ Member Saratoga Performing Arts (SPAC) Board of Directors
~ Member Universal Preservation Hall/Proctors Board of Trustees
~ Member Saratoga Builders Association Board of Directors
President of the Board 2002-2004
~ Member Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Executive Committee
~ Member Saratoga Regional YMCA Board of Trustees
~ Member Downtown Parking Public-Private Partnership Task Force
~ Member of multiple chambers of commerce, including the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Rome Area Chamber of Commerce, Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, and Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce
~ Member Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association
~ Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Saratoga Program Expert Panelist for Economic Development Seminar
~ Continues to serve with Julie Bonacio as Honorary Chairpersons for numerous Saratoga Springs charitable organizations


“Cliff Stevens and Jeff… wow, these guys are so professional! Their attention to detail and their thoroughness was the best to come through these doors in 22 years!“

“Our experience with Bonacio Construction was nothing but satisfying. We quickly became aware that the materials used and the workmanship involved was of the highest quality.“

“A very special thank you for the beautiful landscaping job next to my house. The building looks great too. Paul L. has been just as wonderful. Always called back and answered all questions.“