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We’re an industry-leading, high-quality construction service provider who puts clients first.

 COMPANY 
What We Do
  • We are a general contractor and construction management firm, providing exceptional service for over 45 years.
  • Our dynamic management and field teams bring a breadth of knowledge and experience to every project.
  • Upholding our superior reputation is paramount: we adhere to a standard of high quality and accountability that delivers unparalleled workmanship and promotes long-term client relationships.
  • We firmly believe in creating a supportive and cohesive team environment with our partners and clients—consistently exceeding client expectations.
 TEAM 
Who We Are
  • Our project portfolio ranges from retail construction, major renovations, commercial office tenant improvements, data labs, ground-up construction, to structural upgrades throughout the state of California.
  • Typical clients include Fortune 500 corporations, medium and small businesses, real estate portfolio managers, and construction management firms.
  • We provide extensive experience in pre-construction services, design-build construction, scope of work refinement, and budget development.
  • Our field team consists of professional and highly trained individuals that perform supervision, carpentry, labor and site management. This skilled team enables us to self-perform a wide variety of construction trades.
  • GSC has partnered with a safety construction management firm that has certified our project safety practices and daily safety awareness through monthly training.
OUR TEAM
Don Swanson
CEO
Don is the President and CEO of G. Swanson Construction.   He began his career as a union carpenter working for the company in 1988 alongside his father Gary Swanson.   After completing the union’s carpenter apprenticeship program Don then earned a B.S.  in Construction Management at CSU Chico.

Today he provides leadership and control of day-to-day operations, strategic planning to ensure company growth, and support to an exceptional project management team.   Positive intention, exceptional service, comprehensive construction knowledge and integrity are the key drivers that have helped Don succeed in the industry.
John Caruso
Senior Project Manager
John is a Senior Project Manager with G. Swanson Construction.  He has over 20 years of construction management experience covering a broad range of projects including commercial tenant improvements and ground-up construction, LEED certified projects, retail construction, and mixed-use development.

As a project team leader, John is instrumental in defining the project structure and schedule, managing the project from planning to close out.   Additionally, he enjoys maintaining relationships with several key clients as well as developing new partnerships.  John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University and is also LEED BD+C accredited.
Missy Teague
Controller
Missy joined G. Swanson Construction in 1986 and is currently the company’s Controller.  With more than 25 years of financial experience, she brings her dedication and organization to work every day.  Missy is responsible for overseeing all areas of finance, including accounts payable / receivable, job costing, cash management, and general ledger.  

She helps develop company policies and procedures, and ensures compliance with business regulations, tax laws, insurance requirements, and industry standards.
Kevin Kahler
Senior Project Manager
Kevin has 20 years of project management experience covering a wide variety of projects.  With a range in value from $30K‐$6million, his past projects include tenant improvements, ground‐up construction, lab retrofit projects, structural upgrades, and analysis and mixed‐use development.

His overall construction knowledge and practiced procedures has granted him success with permit expediting, project scheduling efficiency, and a complete understanding to fulfill the needs of the client.
Joe Brantley
Senior Project Manager
Joe began his career as an apprentice carpenter in 1988.  He taught course work in Construction Management and green building practices at a local community college, as well as built the first LEED certified Green Home in Santa Cruz County.

He joined the G. Swanson team in 2015 and is currently a Senior Project Manager working primarily with technology and finance companies in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.
Davy Da Rosa
Project Manager
Davy serves as a Project Manager with G. Swanson Construction.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of San Francisco and brings over 10 years of experience working in corporate and educational sectors as a construction project manager.

Davy’s success comes from his firmly held conviction that the key to achievement is the unity of a team with one focused goal: delivering exceptional service to the client.  
Jason Avery
Project Manager
Jason serves as a Project Manager with G. Swanson Construction and has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry.   He started his construction career with residential projects and eventually moved into commercial building and tenant improvement renovation projects.

His attention to detail and ability to proactively provide solutions before they become problems is one of his many strengths.   Jason has a B.S.  Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Gina Resz
Office Manager
Gina has been a part of the G. Swanson team since 2001.  Originally an Administrative Assistant, Gina ensured all Project Managers were supported with clerical tasks pertaining to various projects.

Gina is currently an Office Manager, and her responsibilities include payroll / payroll taxes, employee relations, records, reporting, managing project subcontracts, and subcontract change orders.   She also serves in a close, supportive role to the financial controller of the company.
Aaron Hamilton
Project Engineer
Aaron is a Project Engineer with G. Swanson Construction with 10 years of experience in the industry.  He works collaboratively with project managers on all aspects of a job, including proposals, pricing, project start-up, material procurement, scheduling, and closeout documentation.

He specializes in expediting permits, purchase orders, and submittals.
Katie Wade
Project Engineer
Katie has spent the past 15 years supporting some of the fastest growing companies in the Silicon Valley including Google, Pure Storage, and Informatica to name a few.  Her expertise spans Project/Program management, Operations control management, operations control management and supporting growth at scale.

As a specialist in the operational needs of Hardware Engineering teams, she is uniquely qualified to oversee construction of lab buildouts and tenant improvements.  Her extensive experience with these teams and projects has enabled her to engage efficiently and professionally with the client.
 CLIENTS 
Just a few of the clients we have worked with.
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