Achieve major scale as an engineering, procurement, and construction management firm dedicated to urban stormwater infrastructure, delivering projects that over time will help regenerate local aquifer systems.2022-2025
The company plans to deliver its first major project and demonstrate its engineering and technology breakthroughs within a fully integrated water distribution and management system. AquiPor also intends to raise growth capital to conduct key hires and begin scaling its operations to deliver large stormwater projects and begin licensing its technologies where applicable.2021
After nearly five years in “stealth” R&D, AquiPor unveils its technology to the public by successfully maxing out a Regulation Crowdfund offering and welcoming 2,000+ new investors into the company. AquiPor adds new material technology assets to its I.P. portfolio and also garners rights as the preferred Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management company for an integrated distributed water system exclusively in North America.2020
AquiPor secures capital from industry experts and value chain partners, and new patents are approved for an engineered road covering system which uses AquiPor material in new designs to manage stormwater within the context of existing street infrastructure.
After two full years of R&D and hundreds of iterations, the AquiPor team finalized a mix design for the proprietary permeable material that would be placed into internal proof-of-concept testing for basic water treatment. The material showed the ability to filter greater than 80% of total suspended solids and particulate matter commonly found in stormwater; pursuant to Sil-Co-Sil 106 standardized tests. This represents the first of its kind in permeable pavement technology.2018
The small team wasted no time to begin vigorous R&D cycles, prototype manufacturing, and mock-up installations of its new technology. The company was rewarded with seed capital to advance its Research and Development efforts and patents were approved in Spring 2017 for the methods and material technology approach for this unique permeable hardscape material.
After years of “boots on the ground” market, technical, and proof of concept research, Johnson and Kunz linked up with a material technologist and civil engineer to develop a completely novel permeable hardscape material to address the market deficiencies with existing permeable pavements. AquiPor was officially founded in October, 2015.
Making good on their pact, Johnson and Kunz began pursuing an unlikely opportunity. Recognizing the destruction that stormwater pollution was having on natural water systems, they saw a glaring need in stormwater management and began researching the market fervently. Hundreds of meetings and phone calls with architects and engineers throughout the country informed the duo that there was a huge market opportunity for new on-site stormwater management technologies. They started to import a water-pervious paver to test the market.2013
AquiPor’s co-founders Greg Johnson and Kevin Kunz made a pact in 2010. At the time, Johnson was working in the corporate world while Kunz was still a student and over lunch in the Spring of 2010, the entrepreneurial duo vowed to pursue opportunities together that would be impactful and life changing.2012