Award-Winning Year for HawaiiContributor: Swinerton Blogger | August 15, 2016
This year, Swinerton took first place in Hawaii Business Magazine’s Best Places to Work in the medium-size company category. In the past four years, Swinerton was listed among the best places to work, taking runner-up in 2013 and 2014. Finally in 2016, Swinerton was given top honors at the magazine’s widely publicized event, beating out several past winners of the Best Places to Work Award.
In addition to winning Best Places to Work, the General Contractors Association of Hawaii held the 2016 Build Hawaii Awards at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. This annual statewide competition showcases the top projects in Hawaii, which included three submissions from Swinerton’s Hawaii division—Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) Waterfront Lofts at Aloha Tower, Hawaii Tokai International College at Kapolei, and Bloomingdale’s Ala Moana Center. At the end of the evening, Swinerton received two Awards of Excellence for HPU and Tokai, and a Merit Award for Bloomingdale’s.
Adding to the success of the awards, Swinerton was accompanied by several key representatives from the projects, which included Dr. Geoffrey Bannister of HPU, as well as Francis Oda and Linda Miki of Group 70 International, one of Hawaii’s top architect firms.
With several big wins, the even bigger significance of the evening was the opportunity to share the spotlight of success with our clients and partners.
The Best Places to Work and Build Hawaii Awards were significant achievements for Swinerton’s Hawaii team 2016. Moving forward, the team will look to extend its Best Places to Work streak to six-consecutive years and several potential award-winning projects for 2017. These projects include three major hotel renovations in Waikiki and Hawaii’s very first indoor soccer facility, 808Futsal.