Charles Pankow Builders has some pretty concrete ideas on how to build high-rises. The design/build general contractor specializes in quake-resistant concrete frames for structures including department stores, hotels, condominiums, medical facilities, and office buildings. The firm is primarily active in California and Hawaii. Affiliate Pankow Special Projects focuses on small-scale projects including renovations, interior build-outs, and seismic upgrades. Unit Mid-State Precast provides structural and architectural precast concrete components for Pankow-managed projects. Employee-owned Charles Pankow Builders was founded in 1963 by the late Charles Pankow, who helped pioneer the design/build delivery system.