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Best Places to Work

The Best Places to Work survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in their respective cities and regions across the United States. Thank you to all of our employee-owners. Your integrity, passion, leadership, and excellence as well as your feedback were instrumental in placing us on these lists of winners. Your efforts will continue differentiating our company and position us for more success for years to come.

List By Location


Orange County

Orange County Business Journal ranked Swinerton Builders as #16 in the Large Employer 250+ category. Orange County’s top 100 companies were split into three categories.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Business Journal ranked Swinerton Builders as #10 in the Large Employer 250+ category, honoring the top 100 companies setting trends and redefining the employee experience in LA.

San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal ranked Swinerton Builders as #3 in the Largest 500+ category.  125 companies placed, grouped into five categories; and we are the highest-ranked General Contractor in this category.


The Atlanta Business Chronicle ranked Swinerton #22 in its list of Best Places to Work, Medium Companies. This is the first time Atlanta made the list; recognizing the top talent, culture, and brand awareness we are continuing to build in the Southeast region.


Hawaii Business Magazine ranked Swinerton at #3 for medium-sized companies (50-249 Hawaii employees). They also placed Swinerton in their Best Places to Work Hall of Fame, a Platinum level winner, for being on the Best Places list for 10 consecutive years.

To learn more, read about Hawaii’s Top Employers 2021 and Hawaii’s Best Places to Work 2021.

North Carolina

The Charlotte Business Journal ranked Swinerton in its Best Places to Work. This is the second consecutive win for Charlotte, which is key to attracting and retaining top talent and continuing to build brand recognition in the Southeast region.


Swinerton is a 2021 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine for the fifth year in a row! Swinerton jumped five spots from 2020 to a #5 ranking and is the highest-ranked General Contractor in the large companies category (100 or more employees).

To learn more, visit Oregon’s Best Places to Work.


Puget Sound Business Journal ranked Swinerton at #5 on their 2021 Best Places to Work.

Inland Northwest Business Journal ranked Swinerton the #1 Best Place to Work in the INW for its category of Enterprise businesses (1000+ employees) and amongst all categories overall.

Previous Year Rankings


Hawaii: #2 – Medium Company

Denver: #24- Small Company

Bay Area: #11 – Large Company

Portland: #42 100 Best Green Workplaces Oregon

Charlotte: #6 in the Mid-Size Company category

We will continue to post rankings as they are announced throughout the year.


San Diego: #1- Mega Employer

Los Angeles: Top 100 Large Company

Portland:  #63 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon


San Diego: #1- Mega Employer

Hawaii: #3- Medium Company

Las Angeles: #9- Large Company

Bay Area: #13- Large Company

Orange County: #14 Large Company


San Diego: #1- Mega Employer

Orange County: #2 Large Company

Las Angeles: #10- Large Company


#15 of the country’s 30 Best Workplaces to Retire From by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work®

#44 on Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials.

San Diego: #1- Mega Employer

Orange County: #1 Large Company

Hawaii: #1 Medium Company


Orange County: #4 Large Company

San Diego: #5- Large Company

Austin: #15- Small Company