Archive for October, 2016

Bee and Pollinator Research Lab Opens

Saturday, October 29th, 2016


The Bee and Pollinator Research Lab celebrates its grand opening today. This state-of-the art laboratory on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus is dedicated to protecting bees, in order to protect human food supply and health.

Egan Company provided mechanical services, including the HVAC system that allows bees to move freely from outdoors to their hives inside the lab.


We Are Egan – Dave Haider

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

10-2016-Dave-Haider“With every new job comes new challenges. The challenging part is finding ways to overcome them and have a successful outcome.”

Meet Dave Haider, an Electrical Field Leader who has been with Egan for 16 years.

Dave also loves being outdoors, including spending time on the lake with family and friends, hunting, and ice fishing.

Our company is shaped by who we are, not just what we do. Together, we are Egan.

Delivering a Construction Advantage

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Efficiency. Collaboration. Simplification. These are all advantages experienced with Egan’s Construction team. With multiple, in-house trades, Egan provides an opportunity to work cohesively with a single contact for a job that could require five or more different trades. This is accomplished with streamlined planning, prefabrication, and collaborative jobsite and project management.

Bret YoungThe success of any job is dependent on finding the right team. With our collaborative mechanical, electrical, and systems approach, we have positioned ourselves to be the best possible partner for any construction project.

– Bret Young, Egan Company Vice President

In August 2016, the Construction team evolved under the single leadership of Bret Young, Egan Company Vice President. With over 28 years of experience in the construction industry, Bret will be managing all aspects of construction – from project planning and estimating to design, engineering, and field services – ensuring we continue to keep our promises and create one construction customer experience.

Mortenson Features InterClad’s work on U.S. Bank Stadium

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Check out Mortenson Construction’s video telling the story of the one-of-a kind pivot doors on U.S. Bank Stadium! Our own Senior Project Manager Deb Linquist makes a guest appearance, talking about InterClad’s design contribution.

Protect with Annual Fire Inspections

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

NOTIFIER Audio AmplificationEarly detection with a fire alarm system is the key to protecting people and property. But it’s hard to tell if they are fully operational just by looking at them – that’s why it pays to schedule Egan annually for fire alarm inspections.

Using a proactive team approach with our Planned Maintenance Agreements, Egan will commission a state-licensed, factory-trained, NICET certified inspection team to ensure any system is at optimal performance.

Our NFPA Code Compliant Inspection includes:

  • Fire Alarms and Smoke Detectors
  • Smoke Control / Smoke Evacuation
  • Mass Notification System
  • Load Testing Standby Batteries
  • Fire/Smoke Damper Certification

notifierdistributorThe inspection will not only determine if a property is code-compliant, but also provide feedback on potential areas to upgrade. And buildings are even protected outside of an annual inspection with our 24/7 emergency support.

Egan Named Diamond Distributor for Notifier by Honeywell

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

HoneywellNotifierDiamondNotifier by Honeywell honored Egan Company with the Diamond Award last week at the Notifier 30th Annual Leadership Conference in Orlando!

This award is given to fire/life safety partners that exhibit outstanding service and sales with Notifier fire protection systems. Egan’s Jason Wolner (General Foreman) and Clint Jerde (Project Manager) attended and accepted this award for the Egan team.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Monday, October 17th, 2016

A recent article in Glass Magazine, highlighted the lack of women in construction and how some companies in the glass industry have made efforts to solve a worker shortage by recruiting more women to join the industry.

Tim Woolworth, Egan Company Senior Vice President, was interviewed for the story, providing insight into how Egan’s InterClad team deals with potential worker shortages.

[Hiring women] would help offset the labor shortage and we have experienced this on recent projects,” says Woolworth. “Some of these recent past projects have field labor utilization goals requiring a certain percentage of the field crew be … female. These goals have raised awareness for the unions and ourselves that have helped put a focus on new female recruits.

Read the full article here. 

DebLindquistIn addition, one of Egan’s Senior Project Managers from our InterClad team, Deb Linquist, was featured in Glass Magazine’s article about women in construction. Way to go, Deb!

New Community Partnership

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

DSC_0333_editFrom the very first day Egan & Sons opened their doors, Egan Company has been dedicated to actively supporting causes and local organizations that help those in need. This value is driven from all areas of the company, and continually brings employees together to reach local families in need of our support.

This summer, Egan formed an exciting new partnership with the Brooklyn Park Police Department (BPPD). Employees came together and raised $5,000 to buy K-9 officers, Kilo and Bongo, stab- and bullet-resistant vests.

“We have been beyond impressed with Egan’s quick action to get the employee giving campaign rolling and get money raised for the K-9’s vests,” said BPPD Officer Tom Dunnwald. “Without Egan’s help, it would have taken a very long time to raise the funds needed and the dogs would be working the streets unprotected.”

These custom-made vests will protect Kilo and Bongo for the next several years on the force, and ensure their safety as they work to protect the community where we work and live.

We see the need in our backyard and beyond, and are dedicated to help in any way possible – as employees and individuals – for many years to come.

Remembering Craig and Ron – Five Years Later

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

RonAndCraig_FiveYears_smallerToday marks five years since we lost Craig Carlson and Ron Rajkowski on a highway worksite. They were struck and killed by an inattentive driver in October 2011.

Craig and Ron’s legacy is their families, our memories, and the new worksite safety legislation their tragic story helped to get enacted. At Egan, we are dedicated to ensuring all jobsites are safe – for all Minnesota workers. We are continually improving our safety program by staying up-to-date with new safety measures and by utilizing your many suggestions and ideas.

Our goal is for everyone to go home at the end of the day to their loved ones. As we remember Craig and Ron and their families, let’s continue our commitment and efforts to always stay safe.

Please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers on this difficult day.

#85 on List of Top Private Companies

Monday, October 10th, 2016

TopPrivateCompaniesThanks to our dedicated employees and valued customers, we are now listed as number 85 on the list of Top Private Companies by Minneapolis-St Paul Business Journal! This is a jump up from last year, where Egan was number 99.

The List consists of the Top 100 Private Companies in Minnesota, based on revenue. In 2015, Egan’s revenue was $285 million.