Aima was founded by Mr. Abdul Azeez Umar, under the name "Galholhuaage Carpentry" in Male'. A modest establishment, where clients shortly acknowledged the Carpentry as a reliable and honest establishment, the proprietor Mr. Azeez himself was designing and teaching various skills to employees. The dedication and hard work of Mr. Azeez soon paid off and after years of growth, and ventured into the construction and renamed to AIMA Woodworks. Under the new idendity, AIMA consolidated its earlier promise of a reliable and timely service provider.
Although AIMA Woodworks was a carpentry, construction projects kept coming as early as 1973. The very first projects awarded were construction of the High Court and the residential project at M. Ontario. The beginning was good; and the positive impression opened a new dimension to AIMA's diversification which expanded its involvement in the construction sector. To make use of the company's growing popularity and to better position the company, AIMA re-branded and change its name again in 1991 to AIMA Woodworks and Contracting Company Pvt Ltd. AIMA's corporate name was once again changed in January 1997 to AIMA Construction Company Pvt Ltd. The change in the company's name also came with changes to its structure and to the top management. The Chairman Abdul Azeez Umar remained the corporate head, his youngest son Ahmed Abdul Azeez was appointed as a Director and Ibrahim Abdul Azeez remained as Managing Director while Mohamed Abdul Azeez also remained as a Director. These Developments had established AIMA as the largest construction company in the country offering a wide range of services.