Swinerton Builders is a commercial construction company that provides services in the Western United States for commercial office, retail, multi-family residential, hospitality, healthcare, education, and the entertainment sectors. The company also provides preconstruction services, including budgeting, scheduling, value management, and planning. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Swinerton was founded in 1888 and holds California Contractors License No. 92. Swinerton has offices located throughout California and the West Coast. Swinerton Incorporated was founded in 1888 by Charles Lindgren. In the late 1800s, Lindgren partnered with Lewis Hicks, a civil engineer who pioneered the innovation of steel-reinforced concrete in buildings. During the construction of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco the Great Earthquake & Fire of 1906 occurred and one of the few buildings to survive was the Fairmont Hotel. Swinerton also built San Franciscos Ghirardelli Square, as well as one of the first green buildings in the nation, the Weyerhaeuser Headquarters in Federal Way, Washington. Swinerton also develops and has constructed high-rise offices including the San Francisco Centre, Levis Plaza and the Gap Worldwide Headquarters.