The Acoustical Association Ontario (AAO) is an association representing unionized employers engaged in Acoustic and Drywall construction in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional sector of the construction industry in the Province of Ontario.  The association was established in 1963 to represent acoustical ceiling and drywall contractors in collective bargaining.

Today AAO is involved in a range of activities including Industrial Relations, Occupational Health & Safety, Apprenticeship Training, and Government Relations.

The mission of AAO is:

  • to establish and promote a general employer-employee policy which will lead to a sound and harmonious relationship with any bargaining agent that represents employees of member companies,
  • to establish and promote uniform trade practices,

Board of Directors


Robert Troup, Trojan Interior Contracting Ltd., Windsor

Vice President:
Douglas Smith, Smith Brothers Contracting Corporation, Hamilton

Nat Figliano, Lincoln-Arrow Interior Construction Ltd., Concord


 Forese Bertoia, Bertoia Lathing Ltd., Kingston
 Dan Donovan, Donovan & Lebeau Ltd., Kanata
 Domenico Filoso, Marcantonio Constructors Inc., Ottawa
 Dave Gibson, Labrosse & Gibson Ltd., Gloucester
 Bob Grassing, Grassing Drywall & Acoustics Limited, Waterloo
 Robert Macdonald, J. A. Macdonald (London) Ltd., London
 Paul Normand, B.J. Normand Limited, Ottawa

Area Representatives

Steve Creces, C.D. Drywall & Acoustics (London) Ltd., London

Senior Advisors

Jack Donovan, Ottawa
Don Sutherland, Ottawa


Paul Gunning, Executive Director
Joe De Caria, Executive Secretary