Swinerton, ENR’s #1 ranked commercial construction firm based in California, year after year, serves several key market sectors such as commercial office, retail, multi-family residential, hospitality, healthcare, education, renewable energy, parking structures, technology and entertainment.

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.

Headquartered in San Francisco with 17 regional offices across the United States; today Swinerton’s ability to respond to each project challenge, regardless of size, location or complexity, is a hallmark of delivering success to their clients. Swinerton’s clients enjoy the convenience of a local team combined with the stability and resources of a $5 billion nationwide company.

Swinerton’s dynamic Special Projects divisions tackle a wide range of projects, including complex renovations, tenant improvements, adaptive reuse, seismic retrofits, entertainment/studios, retail, hospitality renovations, storage and industrial. Swinerton’s project management, preconstruction, technology and design-build experts provide the best in class resources and the capability to deliver their clients the most efficient, cost conscious and timely projects.

Swinerton is unique from most general contractors in California and the United States, due to their strength in internal resources and the horsepower to handle the specific requirements of all unique projects. Due to the strength of local in-house expertise which includes estimators, preconstruction managers, schedulers, a robust MEP and Virtual Design construction team, Quality Control and safety managers and over 85 TI/Seismic Specialists in Los Angeles alone. In this specific capacity Swinerton can interact directly with each stakeholder and provide immediate resources to work through complex design and budget issues collaboratively, while establishing a smooth preconstruction process that creates a high-quality and cost-effective project.

Another unique element to Swinerton’s local operation is their ability to self-perform several trades to assist with budgetary, quality and schedule concerns for their clients. With over 800 craftspeople serving Los Angeles and Orange County alone, Swinerton can provide internal drywall/framing, concrete, doors/frames/hardware, firestopping, clean-up, Division 10 Specialties, demolition and electrical services directly to every client.

Swinerton’s OC/LA Special Projects Division is led by Lia Tatevosian and emerging leaders Tom Malloy, Daniel Camin, Chris Barbato, Red Gayita and Katayoon Alavian. With this team of incredible local experts Swinerton can reduce the risks associated on each project, manage change, control schedules, quality and safety and provide innovative solutions from inception to delivery.

This customer centric mind frame provides a business model with a proven track record of majority projects being with a repeat client base. Statistically with a 75% repeat client portfolio, the Special Projects Division thrives on a happy customer and sets high standards for end results every time as showcased in one of many confidential testimonials as highlighted below.

“I had only worked with Swinerton in the Bay Area until a couple of years ago when I asked if they had a SoCal team that could take over as GC on a complicated approx. $20 million job that was precipitously becoming a disaster for us. They rescued the budget, schedule, building owner (us) and the challenging user. Swinerton was our hero and I have already hired them for three other jobs,” said a private real estate investment, management, and development firm’s managing partner.

The Los Angeles Special Projects Division has grown exponentially in the last 5 years finishing 2019 with over $200 million of successful work put in place and projected over $250 million for 2020. This growth is a testament to their strength and resources and the ability to build a successful Special Projects team of experts with the comfort of having the resources of one of the largest most established commercial contractors in California.

Veronika Bendl is Business Development Manager at Swinerton. Learn more about the company at swinerton.com.

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