Archive for November, 2017

Video Series: We Are Egan Millwrights

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

With a wide array of specialty trades and services, it’s not uncommon to hear our customers say, “I didn’t know Egan did that!” To highlight our skilled tradespeople and the wide scope of offerings our company provides, we are giving each of them the spotlight.

Over the next year, we’ll feature each of our 12 trades to offer a short overview of what they provide beginning with our Millwrights.

Take a minute to watch and learn more about Egan’s skilled Millwrights.


Monday, November 27th, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 27, 2017) – Egan Company, a Brooklyn Park specialty contractor, announced the hiring of Ross Noak as Vice President. In this role, Noak will oversee mechanical special projects sales and operations.

Noak has over 20 years of experience in the mechanical industry in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market. Noak has held many roles including: Sheet Metal General Foreman, Project Manager, Operations Executive, and Construction Executive. His work on local projects includes data centers, high-tech manufacturing, and healthcare facilities with Design/Build expertise. He graduated from Dunwoody College with a degree in HVAC.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal highlighted Noak’s promotion in its People on the Move feature.

About Egan Company
Egan Company is a privately-owned, specialty contractor providing building trades to general contractors, engineers, building owners, property managers, and facility engineers. Specialties include: electrical, mechanical, curtainwall/glazing/metal panels (InterClad), millwrights, building technology, controls and system integration, and 24/7 service. Egan serves every stage of a building and provides in-house expertise in planning, design and engineering, construction, and maintenance.

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Media Contact:
Jessica Johnson // 763-595-4310

We Are Egan – Dan Ford

Monday, November 27th, 2017

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”

Meet Dan Ford, Project Systems Supervisor within the Field Services team, who has been with Egan for 10 years.

Outside of the office, Dan’s favorite weekend activity is jumping on the trampoline with his kids. “I have tons of great trampoline memories from my childhood. Now, I can pass those onto my own children which is fun!”

Before joining Egan, Dan served for 10 years as a combat medic and was deployed to Iraq in 2005 for 22 months on the ‘Extended Red Bull Tour’.

Another interesting fact about Dan is that he spent all of 2015 using the Trimble Total Robotic Station software to lay out glass for InterClad’s project at U.S. Bank Stadium. Through this project, he developed a process for “Vertical Layout” that he presented back to Trimble.

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

Project HEAT’S ON

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The coldest months of the year are just around the corner and this means one thing if you’re a homeowner — turn on the heat!

Paul DeRosier, Egan Pipefitter Field Leader, and Trent Froberg, Egan Pipefitter Apprentice, donated their time and expertise to do just that through Project HEAT’S ON. This fall, DeRosier and Froberg volunteered to ensure a local homeowners house was safe and more energy efficient for the winter months.

Project HEAT’S ON was started in 1986 by the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association to service and repair furnaces of the elderly, disabled, and low-income homeowners. Each year, hundreds of pipefitters from 11 different unions statewide come together to participate and give back to the surrounding communities.


The End of an Era

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Since 1946, a Minnesota manufacturing facility has relied on the same two synchronous motors to power its plant. But now, after 70 years, the time has come to get an upgrade. Egan provided its expertise in constructing the electrical installation of two, newer, more modern squirrel cage motors at the manufacturing plant.

“Given the age of the motors, the price to replace instead of repair them was actually more cost effective,” said Paul Meier, Egan Company Project Manager.

Facts about the motors:

  • The synchronous motors had a voltage rating of 2300 volts and ran at a constant rate of 200rpm. These have now been replaced with modernized conventional motors that can function up to a rate of 1800rpm.
  • In addition, the new motors have a voltage rating of 480 volts. With the help of gear reduction, they can still maintain the desired rate of 200rpm while providing much less stress on the machine.
  • The horsepower of the synchronous motors was 350hp and 500hp while the new motors are each 400hp.
  • Lastly, the new motors are half the size! The synchronous motors towered at seven feet high while the squirrel cage motors stand around three feet.





Pictured above: old synchronous motors (left) and new squirrel cage motors (right)

Egan’s team provided all pre-installation wiring of distribution gear and soft starters for the project. The soft starters temporarily reduce the load and torque of the power and electrical surge of a motor during start-up. In turn, this reduces the mechanical stress on the motor and shaft, which extends the lifespan of the system.

“The soft starters for these motors are an important piece to this project,” said Meier. “These will be a big factor in the longevity of the new systems.”

In addition, Egan helped coordinate the facility shut downs to install each of the motors. This included the logistics and functionality of allowing the facility to run off of one old motor and one new motor congruently in-between the two shutdown periods.

Optimize and Winterize Your Building’s Systems

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

The health of your mechanical systems can directly impact the profitability, safety, and productivity of your building. Avoid unplanned downtime with maintenance from Egan.

From boilers to furnaces, trust our technicians to improve your heating systems. We can help:

  • Ensure occupant comfort and safety
  • Optimize efficiency and increase energy savings
  • Extend equipment life
  • Prevent potential problems
  • Improve indoor air quality and temperature control
  • Recommend system improvements and upgrades
  • Replace filters and belts as needed

Prepare your building for the coldest time of the year by scheduling an appointment with one of Egan’s trained HVAC technicians. Call 763.762.5636 or email us at

We Are Egan – Julia Dean

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

“I love being able to support our senior leaders – they are some of the best leaders in the industry and the best I’ve ever worked with!”

Meet Julia Dean, Senior Executive Assistant who has been with Egan for 11 years.

In her free time, Julia enjoys watching her children and grandchildren participate in their activities. She also enjoys jogging because it gives her quiet time to reflect and pray.

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