About

Community

Swinerton is dedicated to positively impacting our industry, our communities, and our employees.

Culture

A unique workplace where all employees can thrive.

Values & Mission

Since our founding in 1888, Swinerton’s success has been built on a foundation of shared values. We are a 100% employee-owned company, so our people have a personal interest in the success of every project. With a culture of collaboration, we work toward a common purpose: to be the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market we serve, proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence.

“One of the things I appreciate about Swinerton is the vast network of talent across multiple divisions, and the willingness of those talented people to roll up their sleeves and help each other.”

Chief Estimator

“My time at Swinerton has been amazing. I have been allowed as many opportunities as I can handle and been given tremendous amount of room to grow and learn. My only regret is that I didn’t find Swinerton sooner.”

Assistant Project Manager

“Our core values are not simply statements, they are foundational elements in all that we do. This I can promise you. Show up early every day, work hard like you own the company and good things will happen.”

Field Operations Manager

History

Founded in 1888, we’ve been building great things for over 130 years.

Swinerton traces its roots back to 1888, when a young Swedish immigrant formed a brick masonry and contracting business in Los Angeles to serve the growing city in its post–Gold Rush building boom.

Since our earliest days building along the Western frontier, the company has survived and thrived through two world wars, the Great Depression and Recession, dynamic cultural movements, and natural disasters. Since Swinerton’s earliest days, our exceptional craftsmanship has helped us create celebrated landmark projects throughout the West and beyond.

The company now has over 3,500 employees from coast to coast, and along the way we’ve helped build communities from the peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the Hawaiian Islands, from the Gulf of Alaska to the jungles of Colombia. The company still operates under California contractor’s license number 92—the one it obtained in 1927 when the state first began issuing licenses. Many Swinerton-built structures now claim a spot on the National Register of Historic Places and other architectural preservation lists.

To learn more about Swinerton’s legacy of building, flip through our History Book, or take a video tour through Swinerton’s long and fascinating history.

Partners

Relationships are the foundation of our business.

Oceanwide Center is a mixed-use project by developer Oceanwide Holdings at the corner of First and Mission Streets in downtown San Francisco. Swinerton and Webcor are proud to have paired together as a joint venture to build this landmark project for the city that is home to both of their headquarters.

Consisting of two towers — one facing First Street and one facing Mission Street — and two historic buildings, the Oceanwide Center will include 265 residential units, approximately one million square feet of unique large floor plate office use, a 169-room Waldorf Astoria hotel, and 26,000 square feet of public open space.

Learn more and follow construction updates at SwinertonWebcor.com.

A development joint venture with expertise in alternative financing and delivery mechanisms. Griffin | Swinerton combines the strengths of Griffin Structures, Inc. and Swinerton, firms recognized for their expertise and innovation in public-private partnerships, construction management, land acquisition and development, and building construction.

Learn more at GriffinSwinerton.com.