Creating foundations to connect people through whakawhanaungatanga

Our story

Welcome to Ascon Skilled Personnel, a family owned and operated business providing skilled teams to key infrastructure projects across Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.

With 20+ years at the coal face of infrastructure projects in Auckland and Melbourne Australia, Aaron intimately understands the value of having skilled staff with great attitudes for the success of a project.  He also knows these people are thin on the ground. 

They saw a gap that desperately needed a solution.

And so ASCON was born -  A (Aaron) & S (Susan) CONstruction Skilled Personnel.

Showing up to mahi with mana.   

Ko Maungataniwha te maunga
Ko Tapapa te awa
Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua te waka
Ko Ngāpuhi te iwi
Ko Kohatutaka te hapū
Ko Ngāpuhi te whare tupuna
Puhi kai ariki
Puhi moana ariki
Puhi taniwha rau
Ko Aaron Otene tōku ingoa

Ko Ruapehu te maunga
Ko Whanganui te awa
Ko Aotea te waka
Ko Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi te iwi
Ko Ngāti Tupoho, Ngāti Tuera, Ngāti Hinearo ngā hapū
Ko Susan Ngeru ahau

E rere kau mai te Awanui,Mai i te kāhui maunga ki TangaroaKo au te awa, Ko te awa ko au

The Whanganui River is significant to Ascon as the birthplace of Susan Ngeru, our Co-founder.

A note from Aaron & Susan 

We are passionate about people.  Whakawhanaungatanga (close relationship) underpins our approach to business relationships, including hiring and leading staff.   And that commitment extends to nurturing the whole person; skills, mindset, health and wairua (spirit).  

Grounded in Te Ao Māori values, we have established a culture of high performance, team connection, and individual well-being.   We are proud of our results; a loyal and unified team, an environment of trust, and happy clients.

As we grow and celebrate our success together, we are focused on building new skills too - hiring and developing a new generation of values-driven skilled contractors to help build the future of Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.

We are excited for the future!

Nga mihi nui,

Aaron & Susan


KOTAHITANGA We work together, as a team, to ensure the clients deadlines are met.

WHANAUNGATANGA We acknowledge the importance of reciprocal relationships by developing, managing, and sustaining those connections with clients, employees, and team members.

RANGATIRATANGA We develop and empower value-based leaders to guide and facilitate their team to work to the best of their ability.

MANAAKITANGA We value the importance of relationships through respect, reliability, and empowerment.

KAITIAKITANGA Our relationship and connections extend to the importance of nurturing our environment and adopting sustainable practices.