Archive for November, 2022

2022: Awards and Recognition

Monday, November 28th, 2022

As we near the end of 2022, we’re taking a minute to reflect on some of the recognition we’ve received over the course of the year. Thank you to our employees, customers, partners, and vendors who helped us maintain our position as a leader in the industry! 

Minnesota’s Largest Private Companies #69

Egan Company moved to #69 out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s 100 Top Private Companies in Minnesota! In 2021, Egan was ranked #73 out of 100.

Read more about Minnesota’s Largest Private Companies – MSPBJ 

Finance & Commerce Reader Rankings 

This is the sixth year that Egan has been trusted by the reader’s of Finance & Commerce as one of their top companies. Readers recognized Egan as #1 in the “Best Engineer” and “Best Plumbing Company” categories and #2 in the “Best Electrical Contractor” category. 

Read more about 2022’s Finance & Commerce Reader Rankings Final Winners 

Glass Magazine Top 50 Glaziers 

Glass Magazine ranked our InterClad team in the $50-100 million category at an overall #18 in the Top 50 Glaziers in the US.

Read more about Glass Magazine’s Top 50 Glaziers 

USGlass Magazine’s Top 50 Contract Glaziers

USGlass Magazine curates a Top 50 Contract Glaziers in the US list and Egan took #30 on the rankings this year.

Read more about the USGlass Magazine’s Top 50 Contract Glaziers

USGlass Magazine’s Industry’s Best Companies to Work For

For the first time this year, USGlass Magazine compiled a list of the best companies to work for in the industry. Egan was ranked as #2 in the 101-1,000 employee category.

Read more about USGlass Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For

Engineering-News Record (ENR) Top 600 Contractors in the U.S.

For many years, Egan has held a spot in ENR Top 600 Contractors list. This year, we’re at #113.

Read more about ENR’s Top 600 Contractors list

Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards 

Workplace safety is crucial to Egan, so we’re proud to have received three Governor’s Workplace Awards this year.

Read more about Egan’s Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards 

Finance & Commerce Top Projects of 2021

Yearly, Finance & Commerce ranks Top Projects of the year and this year Egan was on the project team of three special projects.

Read more about the featured projects

Hormel 2021 Spirit of Excellence Award

Egan’s Southern Minnesota team was recognized by Hormel with its 2021 Spirit of Excellence award.

Calling on Trusted Relationship Amid Sudden Loss of Power

Monday, November 14th, 2022

At 5 a.m. on a Monday, an office tower in Brooklyn Park, Minn. experienced a complete loss of power. The culprit? Exterior bus duct corroding over time later leading to an explosion at the site, cutting all power to the building. With various tenants soon to be occupying the building that day, the property manager, MetroPlains Management, made quick decisions when it came to a reliable solution to the problem. 

Enter: Egan Company.

As a long-time customer, MetroPlains properties across the Twin Cities have been cared for by Egan employees for years. MetroPlains Management Property Manager, Jason Sklar shared, “Egan has been our primary partner for years for routine day-to-day work and significant tenant build outs in office buildings.” Having this established relationship to rely on made decision-making easy when facing this complex issue.

“Late this summer, one of our office buildings had a major power outage that damaged main feeder lines as well as the primary transformer, disrupting power to the entire building. Egan Company, with Project Manager Brent Fritz and a highly skilled trades team, came to the rescue. They had a crew on site immediately and worked with Xcel Energy to plan a temporary fix and install new transformers and temporary feeder lines. Fritz was onsite managing the crisis to ensure we had the best crew working on the problem. Working hand-in-hand with Xcel Energy, our building was back up and running the same day, much to our tenants delight,” explains Sklar.

Owning the Challenge

While the temporary solution was able to tide the building over, the team quickly worked to create a long-term solution with property safety in mind. Once the plan was in place, the work was executed swiftly by Egan electricians. The facility was switched from temporary generators to the permanent system before tenants returned the next day.

“Now our office building is better than ever with updated electrical systems. Egan has ‘owned the challenge’ of taking care of their customers when they need it the most. Thanks to this highly skilled team!” said Sklar.

At Egan, it’s our goal to not only aid in large scale, planned needs and updates, but also to have our customers’ backs in emergency situations. “Owning the challenge” means ensuring that the job is done right, and done safely – every time. According to Sklar, “Fritz continued to work with our property management team throughout to aid in the process of insurance claims adjusters in order to effectively restore our lost infrastructure.” Our response means seeing the project through, from start to finish.

“When it comes to field leaders like Deland Croze, I have the utmost confidence in their ability to make and carry out the best plan of attack.” Brent Fritz, Egan Company Project Manager, reflects. “With the outcome of the project in hands as capable and experienced as Croze’s, this project was sure to be completed accurately and on-time.” 

What could have resulted in a costly, extended process was streamlined by one simple rule: a strong partnership.

(The Egan team on the project included: Brent Fritz, Deland Croze, Valdemar Scherer, Chad Hughes, and John Tupy).

Chairman Duane Hendricks Recognized by National Electrical Contractors Association

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

As part of Egan Company’s commitment to the ever-changing industry, employees stay actively involved with NECA, the National Electrical Contractors Association. According to NECA, electrical contractors count on NECA to deliver the resources that help them make better business decisions, provide excellent customer service, and take advantage of innovative technology. One of the many ways NECA is “the voice of the electrical construction industry” is through regional and national meetings. 

Earlier this month, Egan Chairman of the Board, Duane Hendricks, was honored as an inductee into the Academy of Electrical Contracting. One of the highest honors in the industry, Fellows for the Academy of Electrical Contracting are chosen based on the contributions they’ve made to the association and the greater industry. Having spent years in various leadership positions of the NECA Minneapolis Chapter, Hendricks is still involved in his retirement. 

“This came as a huge surprise to me as inductees don’t apply, but rather are secretly nominated and put through a 2-year review and acceptance process. It’s a great honor to be selected into this group of highly distinguished individuals who were selected for their commitments and contributions to the industry. It truly was a surprise and pleasure to be recognized for my commitment to the industry as I’ve never worked for an award, but instead I always provided help where there was a need, with the hope of leaving the industry in a better place,” stated Hendricks.

Eight inductees were installed on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at the Opening Session of the NECA Annual Convention in Austin, Texas. When asked what he is looking forward to, Hendricks said “as a member of this group, I will continue to participate in industry studies and am looking forward to helping improve our industry for the future while networking with others.”