Chris Hawkswell


Chris Hawkswell was born in Niagara Falls, and was educated at Brock and York Universities in St. Catharines and Toronto respectively.


Chris received an Honours degree in Business Administration from Brock.


Chris launched his own firm, NIACON, in 1989, with the intent of building a company that reflected his own business philosophy, and corporate culture.


NIACON quickly became the Niagara Regions “go-to” contractor for the fast growing hospitality sector; building new, additions and renovations to hotels, restaurants, conference facilities, banquet centers, theatres, and amusements.


Since then, NIACON has broadened its experience base by building significant projects in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors as well as the multi-residential sector.


Chris’ corporate work has lead to several industry awards for several of the firm’s signature projects.


Chris prides himself on his ability to assist owners and owner/developers to achieve their development goals by assisting in building the project team, assisting in managing the project team and assisting in delivering a finished product that meets the clients expectations…. budget, schedule and quality.