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Nathan Swiggett
Project Director

Nathan Swiggett serves as Project Director, overseeing the Project Management Team, ensuring McDonald York Building Company is providing quality construction services and unparalleled client service. He first joined the company in 2011 as a Superintendent and quickly moved into a Project Manager role, and was most recently promoted to Project Director in 2020. Nathan has more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He has spent the last ten years specializing in life sciences construction. That said, with a broad construction background, a career highlight for him was earning a 2017 Sir Walter Raleigh Award in Historic Preservation for the adaptive reuse of Church on Morgan in Raleigh, NC.

Nathan is known for his work ethic. He is fully committed to delivering the highest quality in both product and service to clients. He has a knack for solving problems and finds great joy in connecting people and building teams through shared goals and honest communication. One of Nathan’s priorities at McDonald York has been advancing technology – both in the field and in the office. He is well versed in the tools of the trade and the most up to date technology. Nathan excels at finding opportunities where the two might intersect to further maximize the efficiency of McDonald York’s people and processes.

In addition to his work at McDonald York, Nathan is an active member at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC where he serves on the building committee. He makes time to volunteer at his children’s school and also enjoys giving back to YMCA’s Camp Seagull and Camp Seafarer, where he formally worked as a counselor. He is an avid runner, biker, and sprint triathlete. When he is not working, serving or training, you can find him with his family. He loves fishing with his son, walking the dog with his daughter, and cooking “foodie style” in the kitchen with his wife.

Nathan graduated from UNC Pembroke with a B.S. in Business and Marketing. He is a North Carolina Licensed General Contractor and a LEED Accredited Professional.