Larry Swalm is an integral player and strategic partner at Gilbert + Burke. His Sales/Project Development role allows him to educate clients on the design-build group’s services and then comprehensively develop each project. He walks clients through the preliminary design process with 3D designs, effectively defines the scope of the project, coordinates the development of construction drawings and assists every client with the permitting process. With more than 34 years of experience in 3D design and a longstanding history and knowledge of construction, he provides unmatched support to Gilbert + Burke’s clientele.
His past work includes more than two decades in engineering and design in the packaging industry with a global customer base, 11-plus years in sales and design in the custom package/prefab home industry and more than 25 years of owning and operating his own custom design firm. Larry has a degree in industrial design and won a scholarship for outstanding achievement during his education. While he was in school, he worked for several custom home builders to develop a deeper understanding of construction and to hone his passion for architectural design.
Larry has a long-standing passion for energy-efficient design and construction, including Net-Zero and Passive House™. He even designed and constructed his own Hybrid Timber-Frame home, where he currently lives and continues to perform his own home renovations. He has held the roles of Secretary and Board Chairman for a local nonprofit organization, and in his spare time, he enjoys playing and watching basketball.