Entries by Jack Blanchat

ENR Ranks Swinerton among Top 20 Contractors Nationwide

For the third consecutive year, ENR ranked Swinerton as one of the Top 20 largest contractors in the country. Thanks to several of the biggest, most complex projects in company history, as well as a strong track record of success in market sectors like healthcare, education, office, hospitality and multifamily residential Swinerton stayed strong in […]

Swinerton Hawaii Division Announces New Leadership

Swinerton is pleased to announce that Aaron Yamasaki has been named Division Manager of the Hawaii operations. Yamasaki is a graduate of Punahou School with a BS in Construction Management and BA in Architecture from the University of Washington. Yamasaki first joined Swinerton in 2012; managing such projects as the PJKK Federal Building and U.S. […]

How Swinerton’s Employee-Ownership Came To Be

This week of the year is one of my favorites: Swinerton’s annual shareholders meeting. As part of that meeting, we bring together over 500 people to talk about our business and celebrate our successes – which made me think about a surprising letter that I saw at this time last year. While he was in […]

Swinerton Welcomes Project Executive Dane Ruddell

Swinerton is pleased to welcome Dane Ruddell, who has joined the Sacramento team as a Project Executive. Dane has 30 years of experience in the construction industry, with demonstrated experience in operational leadership and strategic initiatives. Dane’s primary responsibility will be to grow Swinerton’s presence in the education sectors, including K-12, community colleges, and higher […]

Mass timber saves time, money for office building

Mass timber is the most suitable material for First Tech Federal Credit Union’s new campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, according to a new case study published by The APA – The Engineered Wood Association. The design for the five-story 14,493-m2 (156,000-sf) building was the product of a collaboration between First Tech, Hacker Architects, Kramer Gehlen & Associates engineering, and general […]

Safety’s Role in Sustainability

by Michael Darling, Swinerton Regional Safety Manager  Swinerton and our competitors all talk about “Sustainability.” This concept is influencing all sectors of the corporate world. It can be very difficult to clearly define exactly what this term means for businesses, their employees, and their customers. The United Nation’s Brundtland Commission defines sustainability as such: “meeting […]