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Troy Ansert co-founded AACON General Contractors in October 2005. Born in Louisville, KY, Troy is the fourth of five sons. Troy graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management in 2000, minoring in Computer Information Systems. He started his career with United Parcel Service (UPS) working as a Systems Engineer on the UPS Worldport Project. Today, UPS Worldport is the largest package sortation facility in the world covering over 1 million sq. ft. After the completion of Worldport, Troy made a career change and moved into medical sales. Troy acquired a position with DePuy Spine, a Johnson and Johnson Company, selling spine implants to Orthopedic and Neuro Surgeons. During his time at DePuy, Troy attended a number of sales and marketing seminars which critiqued his knowledge making himself more successful in the industry.
Troy and the AACON Team was awarded its first construction project in 2006. Since that time AACON has had continuous growth and has completed over 1,000 projects. AACON has completed over 150 projects for federal agencies such as General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; either as a Prime Contractor or a Subcontractor. In 2016, AACON completed the construction of a 26,000 sq. ft. Short Term Rehab Facility for the Cincinnati VA, project cost was approximately $8.5 million. Late in 2014, AACON was awarded a $160 Million MATOC contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the largest Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) MATOC in the history of the Army Corps of Engineers. AACON has also completed projects for companies such as BASF, Brown Forman, E-On U.S., Sysco Foods and Humana to name a few. AACON entered into its 10th year of business in October of 2015. The AACON team looks forward to continued growth and success in the future. Troy’s business development skills have allowed AACON to achieve valuable relationships throughout the construction industry which has given AACON the ability and resources to grow from year-to-year.
Michael Lathon is the President of AACON General Contractors. Born in Nashville, TN, Mr. Lathon is the youngest of five sons. Mr. Lathon and his wife Sandy have been married for 27 years and are the proud parents of three daughters. Mr. Lathon joined the United States Marine Corps June 6, 1985 at the age of 17 where he served honorably for 22 years. Michael spent his entire 22-year career in the Infantry Military Occupation Specialty (MOS). He spent time serving in Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Panama, and Southeast Asia.
Although Mr. Lathon was a Non-Commissioned Officer, Mr. Lathon has significant construction management experience. While in Iraq, Mr. Lathon worked at Abu Gharaib Prison as a force protection officer, he was in charge of all construction and fortification projects working closely with the Air Force Construction Unit as the sole supervisor to oversee base fortifications and safety modifications at Abu Gharaib Prison.
Mr. Lathon purchased the majority ownership of AACON in 2010. During Mr. Lathon’s time at AACON he has been instrumental in the growth of the company; including the completion of numerous projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs; with the completion of a 26,000 sq. ft. Short Term Rehab Facility for the Cincinnati VA. With the guidance of Mr. Lathon, AACON was awarded the largest Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) MATOC in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers history. AACON is currently working for GSA and numerous other customers. Mr. Lathon continues to increase his education as he is attending Northeastern University in the Master’s Program for Construction Management. Mr. Lathon has also participated in a SBA approved CEO mentoring group that works on best business practices and thinking outside of the box. Mr. Lathon’s philosophy is, you can never learn enough and that you must keep moving forward to succeed.
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1147 Logan Street, Louisville, KY 40204
AACON General Contractors
1147 Logan Street
Louisville, KY 40204