Archive for January, 2018

Video Series: We Are Egan Glaziers

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

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!” Throughout 2018, we’re highlighting our skilled tradespeople and the wide scope of offerings our company provides.

At the end of last year, we showcased Egan Millwrights and Iron Workers. Now, the spotlight is on the Glazing trade. Take a minute to watch and learn more about Egan’s skilled Glaziers.



Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (January 31, 2018) – Egan Company, a Brooklyn Park specialty contractor, announced the promotion of Brad Drews to Vice President. In this role, Drews is responsible for leading business operations for Egan’s outdoor electrical team.

Drews has been with Egan for 29 years and in the electrical industry since 1983. Throughout his career, he has held many roles including: Electrician, Electrical Foreman, Project Manager, and Group Manager. His work on local projects includes the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Interstates 35E and 35W, and numerous Light Rail Transit projects. He graduated from Anoka Technical College with a degree in Electrical Construction and apprenticed with IBEW Local Union 292.

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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Enjoying the Ride

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

3,070 miles, 58 days, two tires, and one goal – all for multiple sclerosis. John Dobbs, an Electrician who has been with Egan for 17 years recently completed this very untraditional “vacation” by participating in the Southern Tier route of Bike the US for MS.

Bike the US for MS is a nonprofit organization which provides people the opportunity to participate in cross country cycling trips for multiple sclerosis research and awareness. When John first signed up to ride, he did not know anyone with MS. After participating in a few group projects and joining video chats with other co-riders, he quickly learned how devastating the disease can be.

“When I decided to do this [Bike the US for MS], I had people telling me that it would be a life-changing experience,” said Dobbs. “I wasn’t even halfway through the ride when I went from just shrugging my shoulders to becoming a believer.”

Turning Maybe Into Certainty

Inspired by his brother’s coast-to-coast charity ride three years ago, John told himself “maybe someday” he would do the same. This “someday” arrived last September, as he began the biking journey in San Diego, Calif. and arrived nearly two months later in St. Augustine, Fla.

At age 57, John was one of the younger riders out of the 16 member group with ages ranging from 57-70. He proudly admits an admiration for the older riders who pedaled every foot he did.

If I’m half of the man some of these other riders are… when I get a little older, I’ll be doing alright.

– John Dobbs, Egan Electrical Journeyman

John said he has found a whole new respect for the Southern United States and was fascinated by the changes in terrain and vegetation with the different elevations. He recalls the challenging days through the desert wasteland near El Paso, Texas when temperatures were upwards of 116 degrees.

“I have laughed, smiled, and even cried thinking about [myself] inching across the country on a bike. But, bottom line is I could not be happier,” said Dobbs.

Now, after an incredible amount of hard work and a whole lot of sweat, John can finally check “Bike the US for MS” off his bucket list.

In support of John Dobb’s ride, Egan made a donation to Bike the US for MS.

Upgrading Playtime at Haven Housing

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

For the last few years, Egan Company has been a resource for minor electrical upgrades and service work at Haven Housing in Minneapolis. However, this summer brought an opportunity for Egan to work with one of the organization’s three programs, St. Anne’s Place, in a unique way.

St. Anne’s, an emergency support shelter to roughly 170 women and more than 300 children each year, was in need of some renovations to its playground area. But, in order for the new equipment to be installed, the electrical power lines above the playground had to be raised. The program also wanted a drinking fountain put in for the kids to utilize in the play area.

That’s when D Cadreau, Haven Housing Operations Coordinator, reached out to Egan for help. After learning the scope of the project, Egan donated trade labor to St. Anne’s Place to assist with the playground installation.

Through a collaboration with Xcel Energy and a local tree trimming company, the surrounding trees were trimmed and power lines were raised over the playground. Additionally, Egan installed a water fountain outside the building to complete the project.

Though a small venture, St. Anne’s Place has now yielded an outcome much bigger than its playground scope. The real results are found on the smiling faces of the kids and their mothers as they have a new, safe place to play.

Haven Housing programs strive to support women as they stabilize, heal from trauma, work to identify and overcome their barriers to independence, find their strength and create a more hopeful future.

We Are Egan – Luke Piram

Monday, January 15th, 2018

“I believe listening is an intangible asset to have. Understanding other people’s opinions to create your own can help you be a better decision-maker.”

Meet Luke Piram, Electrical Field Leader with Egan for over 11 years.

His favorite part about Egan is the opportunity to take part in such a variety of jobs; and seeing multi-phase projects come together over an extended time period is highly rewarding.

When he’s not at work, Luke and his family can be found enjoying the outdoors and camping with friends – their favorite weekend activity. He has kayaked the Colorado River in Utah two times!

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