Bonacio - Bonacio Construction

Sonny Bonacio (President)

A lifelong resident of Saratoga Springs,  Sonny graduated from Saratoga High School, earned his college degree in Construction Management and started Bonacio Construction in 1988, now celebrating 30 hardworking successful years in business.  Bonacio Construction has become the leader of improvement to the architectural and economic landscape of Saratoga Springs and beyond. We are a premiere Saratoga Springs builder.

With Sonny’s leadership, Bonacio Construction has developed over 1.57 million square feet of real estate in downtown Saratoga Springs.  Bonacio Construction has single handedly established the condominium market and downtown apartment market while perfecting mixed use development.  Sonny has pioneered the return of a downtown movie theater with the arrival of Bow Tie Criterion downtown as well as restoring elements of history with The Washington, the former site of the Masonic Temple in the center of Broadway.  New projects in Downtown Troy have been a success and the Bonacio Construction presence has generated a resurgence that has not been experienced in decades. The city of Troy is grateful for Sonny’s vision and proactive approach.  And now Glens Falls has been added to the list of cities being revitalized by a Bonacio project.

Sonny runs Bonacio 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:


~ 2019 Inductee into 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame – Albany Business Review
~ 2016 Recipient of the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce ChangeMaker Award View Video
~ 2013 Albany Business Review Game Changer Award – Bonacio Construction
~ 2012 Recipient of American Planning Association Upstate Chapter
~ Planning Excellence for Sustaining Places – Saratoga Market Center project
~ 2002 Recipient of The Saratogian’s 20 Under 40 Achievement Award
~ 2001 Recipient of The Capital District Business Review’s 40 Under 40 Achievement Award


~ Member Saratoga Performing Arts (SPAC) Board of Directors
~ Member UPH/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 Universal Preservation Hall Board of Trustees
~ Member of the Board of the Albany Regional Chamber of Commerce
~ Member Saratoga Regional YMCA Board of Trustees
~ Member Downtown Parking Public-Private Partnership Task Force
~ Member Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce
~ Member Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce
~ Member Downtown Business Association
~ Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Saratoga Program Expert Panelist for Economic Development Seminar
~ Former Member – Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2000-2006 (two terms)
~ Former Member – Saratoga Springs Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance Development Committee
~ Former Member – Saratoga Springs Traffic Committee
~ Former Member – Saratoga Springs Historic Review Legislation Update Committee
~ Former Member – Workforce Housing Partnership of Saratoga County
~ Served as Saratoga’s All-American Celebration Committee (July 4th)
~ Served as Saratoga Bridge’s Annual Gala Planning Committee Chairpersons 2011
~ Continues to serve with Julie as Honorary Chairpersons for numerous Sararoga 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.“