About Our Company

About Us

We bring into our delivery strategy the experiences and talent of other specialists who contribute in order to create added value for our clients. iCORE Construction LLC, comprised by a group of professional and master builders specializing in shell construction – one of the most significant components of the build product – as well as other participants, have been carefully selected for their high standards and successful performance record. Assisting our organization in our continuous search for superior technical capabilities, professional excellence and ethical standards is our advisory group lead by Hilario F. Candela, FAIA, an award-winning architect and former president of the oldest and largest architectural, engineering, and interior design film in the State of Florida.

Our History

“The Miami Marine Stadium, designed by Hilario Candela, stands as one of Miami’s most crowning architectural achievements. The stadium undeniably captures the essence of the Miami Modern, or MiMo, architectural style—a term coined by Randall Robinson and Teri D’Amico that describes the adaptation of the International Style of modernism to South Florida’s environment and culture from the end of WWII until the late 1960s.”

-Curbed Magazine

We come from a long tradition of influential architecture and trendsetting in the South Florida construction space.

Our Team

Mark H. Candela

License: CGC 060864

Mr. Candela founded Candela Construction, Inc. in January 1999 as the first step towards the blending of his successful experience in construction and architectural management into a turnkey design-build construction services firm. In addition to his duties as the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Candela oversees all client relationships, all aspects of construction and project management, and quality control. Prior to Candela Construction, Mr. Candela spent several years with Sunhouse Construction, Inc., a large scale general construction firm specializing in tenant build-outs, and Spillis Candela & Partners, Inc., a leading architectural, engineering and interior design firm. Mr. Candela has successfully managed projects in both the private and public sectors, from short duration small scale projects, to multi-year large scale commissions. Mr. Candela graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture.

Hilary C. Candela

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Administration Officer

Mr. Candela joined Candela Construction in October 2004 and oversees all financial and accounting areas, reviews bidding and estimating on all projects prior to submittal, manages all banking and credit relationships, and ensures compliance with all laws and regulatory governing bodies. Prior to Candela Construction, Mr. Candela was the Vice President of Finance and Treasury for a billion dollar publicly traded infrastructure services firm. During his nearly five years with MasTec, Mr. Candela arranged a $150 million revolving credit facility, acquired and/or divested ten business, co-founded a credit function, increased surety capacity, and improved the company’s cost and access to capital. Prior to MasTec, Mr. Candela was a Vice President with 2 multi-national financial institutions, where he arranged over 30 financings totaling nearly $2 billion in capitalization. Mr. Candela graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelors of Business Administration in International Finance and Marketing.