Swinerton Builders Seattle…A Year in ReviewContributor: Swinerton Blogger | December 29, 2016 | Image Gallery »
2016 has been a year for the books for Swinerton’s Seattle team. For a quick look at highlights from 2016, check out the video above, or keep reading for a closer look at our banner year!
The successful year kicked off with a bang thanks to the official groundbreaking of the Ilani Casino project for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. The momentum continued when the Puget Sound Business Journal named Swinerton one of its Best Workplaces, followed by a Top EMR & “As Low As You Can Go” Award—but it didn’t stop there! Swinerton’s AAA Headquarters project was nominated as a Commercial Interior Project of the Year finalist for the NAIOP Night of the Stars, and the Ilani Casino project received the Vancouver Business Journal’s Project of the Year Award!
We also continued to expand our philanthropic efforts to better serve our growing community. Seattle employees committed their time to Rebuilding Together Seattle, Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, Farestart, Hopelink, the NAIOP Community Enhancement Day, and other community efforts— logging over 700 volunteer hours in 2016.
We also took another step in our charitable efforts by hosting the 1st Annual Race for the SWIN fundraiser, benefiting Hopelink and The Swinerton Foundation. Thanks to the incredible support of our subcontractor partners, the event raised over $25,000. Community involvement has always been one of our main focuses as a company, and we look forward to broadening our efforts even more in the coming year.
In addition to community efforts, our Seattle team grew by 30% this year; team bonding was a priority so that all newcomers felt welcomed and part of our Swinerton family. To enhance camaraderie and better get to know the new team members, we held several team-building activities, including a Hikes & Hops adventure, which included a hike followed by a trip to a nearby brewery.
Looking ahead to 2017, our healthcare team has expanded, as well as our restaurant/retail group, which garnered high praise for their diverse, elegant project work in 2016. Our tribal/hospitality group is currently underway on a few large projects that began this year, which will continue through 2017, including the Spokane STEP Phase 1, Swinomish Casino expansion, and the Ilani Casino projects.
None of these accomplishments could have been possible without the support of our clients and subcontractor partnerships. Here’s to you and the new year, from our Swinerton family to yours!