Archive for August, 2021

Experience Hands-on Building Systems Training in Technology Center

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

What pairs best with an efficient technology system? A team that knows how to utilize it – which is why Egan Company is not only an installer, integrator, and service provider, but also our customers’ system educator!

At Egan, we know that our role doesn’t end after installation, but rather it transitions to provide assistance and direction for operating building’s systems. To provide the best training, we open up our Technology Center (where we train our own union trades staff) to offer customers and other groups the chance to learn how to utilize their systems in a controlled setting. By tailoring training curriculum to meet the needs of each groups’ systems, customers leave knowing the ins and outs of their specific applications.

 Within Egan’s Technology Center, many building systems and solutions are on display, including:

  • Fire Alarm System (Notifier)
  • Access Control
  • Intrusion Alarm
  • Video Surveillance
  • Building Automation

The benefits of learning your own system in a real test environment are exponential. With many of these systems, testing and learning a system within a facility is risky and requires off-time. Take building access control systems for example, by learning the system at Egan, facility managers and engineers don’t have to worry about compromising the system or changing the access of everyone within the facility. One step further, if teams are trying to train on the fire detection system at their facility, they run the risk of accidentally evacuating the building when it’s not necessary. By training in our Technology Center, customers can pull the fire alarm without running any risks.

What kind of groups need systems training? The answer is simple: anyone and everyone with a building technology system! From maintenance crews and city fire departments to engineers and architects – Egan Company provides interested customers with systems training that adds value. By choosing Egan, building teams are not only setting up systems, but also themselves for success with in-depth, essential training from the experts.

Request a tour or set up a training session by contacting Vice President of Automation, Technology, and Service, Mark Broadwater.

We are Egan Glassworkers

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Fabrication services for commercial glass and glazing systems have been a part of our scope of work at Egan Company since 1998. The InterClad team’s glasswork can be seen across the Twin Cities and the Midwest, often in high-rise housing, office buildings, stadiums, hospitals, hotels, and government facilities.


Glassworkers prefabricate curtainwall, storefront, and composite panel systems used to enclose a building. Our glassworkers are all members of Local Union 1324. Within Egan’s InterClad prefabrication shop, glassworkers cut, prep, and assemble the curtainwall and composite panel systems. They frequently work hand-in-hand with other trades at Egan to provide the highest quality workmanship to our customers.


In case you missed our specialty trades video series, take two minutes to learn what our glassworkers can do! These are the faces behind our products and services. Without their commitment to safety, innovation, and exceeding customer expectations daily, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.

We are Egan Controls Electricians

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Since 2002, Egan Company has employed controls electricians who are all members of Local Unions 292 and 110. 


Controls electricians install, maintain, repair, and lay out electrical systems and equipment. They perform the work of trade electricians, but specialize in designing, maintaining, and troubleshooting electrical controls and panels. A majority of their work occurs within the industrial and manufacturing industries by helping customers maintain and improve their product process and systems for production.

Common systems that controls electricians work on include food and beverage processing, conveying, packaging, water and wastewater, material handling, batching, and robotic systems.


In case you missed our specialty trades video series, take two minutes to learn what our controls electricians can do! These are the faces behind our products and services. Without their commitment to safety, innovation, and exceeding customer expectations daily, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.

What Are The Benefits Of A Preventative Maintenance Agreement?

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

A maintenance agreement provides you with the peace of mind that your facility will remain in good working order. By implementing a preventative maintenance plan, a relationship is strengthened between customers and Egan Company as a service provider to complete routine maintenance. 

Preventative maintenance agreements are similar to a vehicle’s oil changes – dependent upon a time or usage interval, you service them to ensure they are working correctly. Changing the oil in a vehicle ensures that it will continue working properly; similarly, preventative maintenance keeps elements of your facility working properly.


  • Preventative maintenance largely increases reliability. By keeping your equipment in good condition, efficiency and lifespan are both improved. Doing so decreases potential unscheduled downtime of equipment, keeping your operations moving.
  • Service agreements also increase long-term cost savings. While the upfront costs may be more expensive, having a preventative maintenance agreement in place will save money in the long run when repairs are needed. Also, costly downtime is decreased as many potential problems are identified and fixed during regular maintenance servicing.
  • In the event of an emergency, customers with maintenance plans are always prioritized and receive immediate attention.
  • Routine maintenance increases workplace safety overall by ensuring that equipment is working correctly.
  • Finally, preventative maintenance agreements assure code compliance and adherence to required inspections


At Egan Company, our preventative maintenance agreements cater directly to the needs of your facility. With the advantage of multiple union trades under one roof, we are able to provide you with a comprehensive maintenance agreement including:

  • Boilers
  • Building automation systems and energy services
  • Electrical 
  • Fire / life safety inspections
  • Mechanical and HVAC
  • Multi-trade
  • Plumbing and drain cleaning
  • RPZ
  • Security

Look to Egan Company for your preventative maintenance plan. Our expert team will enhance performance, reduce costly downtime, and extend the lifespan of your equipment. Preventative maintenance programs are in place to inspect, test, and replace the products in your facility, keeping building inhabitants safe.

We are Egan Operating Engineers

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Operating engineers at Egan Company play a huge role on Egan job sites! Around the Twin Cities and Rochester, they frequently work on roadways, bridges, airports, intelligent transportation systems, light rail systems, solar sites, and new construction projects.


The daily job of an operating engineer involves driving, maneuvering, or controlling heavy machinery used in construction. They work with several types of power construction equipment to move construction materials, earth, and other heavy materials at construction sites. Operating engineers also clear and grade land for the construction of roads, bridges, buildings, and other commercial developments.

 All of these tradespeople are proud members of Local Union 49 and 160


In case you missed our specialty trades video series, take two minutes to learn what our operating engineers can do! These are the faces behind our products and services. Without their commitment to safety, innovation, and exceeding customer expectations daily, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.

2021 Inaugural Grunerud-Egan Scholarship Recipients Announced

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

This year, in partnership with Egan Company Project Manager Dane Grunerud, Egan was able to award two deserving students with the first Grunerud-Egan Scholarship for the Fall of 2021. Founded upon generations of encouragement and belief in higher education, this scholarship aims to help others achieve career aspirations within the construction, engineering, trades, or related fields.

Many qualified applicants—all children or grandchildren of Egan employees—applied. Recipients were selected based on financial need, involvement in the community or extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and essay/video response. 

Congratulations to our award recipients Lucas Aberwald and Brooke Edlund! Aberwald is a freshman attending the University of Minnesota Duluth to study Mechanical Engineering and is the son of Electrician Dan Aberwald. Edlund will be attending Ridgewater College to complete its electrical program and is the step-daughter of Senior Project Manager Randy Kalthoff.

We’re honored to aid in supporting the future of our industry! Read further about the Grunerud-Egan Scholarship.


Monday, August 2nd, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (AUGUST 2, 2021) – Egan Company, a Minnesota specialty contractor and systems integrator, announced the sale of its sheet metal fabrication business, Fabricated Duct Systems (FabDuct), to Go Fetsch Mechanical of Shoreview, Minn.

“Go Fetsch Mechanical has been a long-time partner of Egan Company and we’re confident it can take FabDuct to the next level and continue to offer quality, custom-made products to its many customers—including Egan—around the Twin Cities,” said Ross Noak, Egan Company Senior Vice President. “As we began discussions about this business shift, it has always been important to Egan and Go Fetsch that the team, level of service, and quality remain the same. The FabDuct team will remain the same and we know with new ownership under Go Fetsch, this business will continue as the top sheet metal fabricator in the area.”

FabDuct was formed as an Egan Company business over 50 years ago as a commercial and industrial metal fabrication shop. It fabricates sheet metal products varying from HVAC duct and spiral duct to dust collectors and fume hoods.

“I was absolutely knocked sideways by this opportunity to expand our reach as a female/minority owned mechanical contractor in the Twin Cities. Egan Company has been so supportive of this opportunity to grow Go Fetsch Mechanical and I feel so fortunate to have them by my side through this transition,” said Nikki Fetsch, Go Fetsch Mechanical President. “I’m excited to continue in their footsteps and provide the same level of service, quality product and customer service we have become accustomed to from FabDuct.”

FabDuct and its employees will continue to operate from its current Brooklyn Park, Minn. location.

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. For more information about Egan Company, visit

About Go Fetsch Mechanical

Go Fetsch Mechanical is a full service mechanical contractor servicing the Twin Cities metro area since 2004. It is a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).

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