Archive for September, 2017

We Are Egan – Alan VanDeWalker

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

“My father always told me to treat others with the respect that you would like to be treated.”

Meet Alan VanDeWalker, Pipefitter Field Leader who has been with Egan for one year.

Alan loves to go camping and fishing with his family or attend car shows with his self-built ’52 Chevy pickup. Fun Fact – he was also the Mayor of his hometown of Zumbro Falls for 26 years.

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

Discover Egan: Drain Cleaning

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Clogged drains are common in commercial and industrial plumbing systems, but can lead to unexpected downtime and costly repairs. With routine cleaning, costly drain clogs can be a thing of the past for commercial and retail businesses.

Using state-of-the-art cameras, Egan Company’s plumbing and drain cleaning experts can visually examine hundreds of feet of piping to find the root of the problem. In addition, with our customized preventative maintenance plans, a trained technician can be dispatched regularly to ensure drain clogs don’t slow down business operations.


  • Blockage clearing using cable machines equipped with augers and root cutters
  • High pressure jetting to scour the walls of your piping system
  • Pipe inspection with digital camera and high resolution monitor
  • Digital video to document defects and obstructions
  • Pumping services
  • Grease trap installations
  • Maintenance programs


  • RPZ backflow preventer testing and repair
  • Piping system repair
  • Pump overhaul and replacement
  • Water heater installation and replacement
  • Fixture, faucet, and flush valve repair
  • Plumbing retrofits
  • Water softeners, carbon filters, and filtration
  • Rain water/roof drain installations
  • Maintenance programs

Learn more about Egan’s 24/7 Service.


Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

In concrete batching plants, accuracy and quality are the top priority. Comprehensive and informative quality control processes ensures that concrete facilities’ can provide customers with the safest and highest quality product possible. Egan Company’s KFBatch System delivers on this promise with quality control results that tie directly back to batch tickets.

Concrete facilities utilize data stored in the KFBatch system to monitor:

  • Strengths and cylinder breaks
  • Correct water to cement ratios
  • Concrete product test results, including air and slump testing
  • Overall quality of batches

This information is available on a customizable dashboard, allowing concrete facilities to reduce product waste, enforce strict quality standards, and quickly tie batches back to any recalled products.

To learn more about our quality control, give us a call at 763.595.4373 or email at

We Are Egan – Mark Schneider

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

“Egan’s commitment to safety every day is something I value and is a big reason why I choose to work here.”

Meet Mark Schneider, a Millwright Field Leader who has been with Egan for 12 years.

Mark primarily works at the St. Paul Cogeneration Plant in St. Paul. The Cogeneration is a biomass-fired, combined heat and power plant that heats about 80 percent of the buildings in downtown St. Paul. Mark helps keep the nine-story operation running effectively and efficiently.

When Mark isn’t at work, he enjoys being outside, especially four-wheeling.

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


Monday, September 11th, 2017

Whether steam or hot water, boilers require routine tune ups to run at top efficiency and produce low utility costs. A complete boiler tune up from Egan Company’s licensed and trained technicians will measure efficiency, correct any problems, and improve overall performance.


  • Pre/post combustion efficiency measurement
  • Safety controls inspected
  • Combustion air flow and air intake adjusted
  • Adequacy of combustion air intake in range
  • Proper venting implemented
  • Burners, combustion chamber, and heat exchanger surfaces cleaned
  • Draft control dampers operating
  • System installation visual inspection
  • Burner nozzles inspected
  • Any water or gas leaks repaired
  • Steam pressure controls released

Once a tune up is completed, Egan will submit a report to the utility company for a boiler rebate. To learn more about our 24/7 service offerings, give us a call at 763.762.5636 or email us at