Archive for July, 2023

Enabling the Joy of Bike Riding

Monday, July 24th, 2023

Last week a group of Egan Company employees worked alongside Bikes4Kids to both build new bikes and help clean and refurbish bikes that will be gifted to children in the local Minnesota community. 

Bikes4Kids (B4K) is a local organization that recycles and refurbishes used bikes to distribute them to children and adults in need. The bikes are received across the Twin Cities by individuals and businesses alike. B4K believes that providing a child with the joy of a bike is priceless. Consultants and specialists from local bike shops provided insights to volunteers to ensure bicycles are properly repaired and restored.

“I volunteer for the Bike4kids event because it is an easy way to give back to the community. I used to work at a community bike shop and got a lot of fulfillment out of helping people fix their bikes for free. I remember as a kid what it was like to learn how to bike and how much freedom came with it,” shared Cody Johnson, Egan Company Safety Coordinator and Bikes4Kids volunteer.

This is the second year Egan employees have volunteered with Bikes4Kids.


Thursday, July 20th, 2023

Building Automation Systems (BAS) are essential for managing the complex systems in commercial and industrial buildings. They control everything from HVAC and lighting to security and energy management. But as technology changes, so do BAS systems. If you want your BAS to continue to be effective in the future, it needs to be future-ready. Partnering with Egan Company, your system will be ready for all of the changes to come.

Here are a few reasons why your BAS needs to be future-ready:

  • Technology is constantly evolving: The technology that BAS systems are built on is constantly evolving. New technologies are emerging all the time, and it’s important for BAS systems to be able to adapt to these new technologies. For example, BAS systems are now beginning to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to improve efficiency and optimize performance.
  • Building requirements are changing: The requirements for buildings are also changing. Buildings are becoming more energy efficient, more sustainable, and more secure. BAS systems need to be able to adapt to these changing requirements. For example, BAS systems can now be used to monitor and control energy consumption, track carbon emissions, and manage security systems.
  • The needs of building occupants are changing: The needs of the people who occupy buildings are also changing. People are demanding more comfortable, healthier, and more productive environments. BAS systems can be used to improve comfort, air quality, and productivity. For example, BAS systems can be used to control lighting, ventilation, and temperature to create a more comfortable environment via improved occupant sensing without operator or user interactions.

If you want your BAS to continue to be effective in the future, it needs to be future-ready. Here are a few things to look for in a future-ready BAS:

  • Open architecture: a future-ready BAS should have an open architecture that allows it to be easily integrated with new technologies. This will make it easier to adapt the BAS to changing requirements and needs.
  • Scalability: a future-ready BAS should be scalable so that it can be easily expanded to accommodate new systems and devices. This will allow the BAS to grow with your building.
  • Security: a future-ready BAS should be secure to protect your building from unauthorized access and cyberattacks.
  • Ease of use: a future-ready BAS should be easy to use so that you can easily manage it. This will save you time and money.

If you’re considering upgrading your BAS, be sure to choose a system that is future-ready. This will ensure that your BAS can continue to meet your needs for years to come. Contact Egan Company today to learn more about our future-ready BAS solutions and how we can help you improve the efficiency, comfort, security, and compliance of your building.

2023 Grunerud-Egan Scholarship Awarded

Friday, July 14th, 2023

For the third consecutive year, Egan Company and Senior Project Manager Dane Grunerud have presented the Grunerud-Egan Scholarship to two deserving students for the upcoming academic year. Inspired by the long-standing commitment to higher education within the Grunerud family, this scholarship was established to assist individuals in pursuing their educational aspirations in the fields of construction, engineering, and the trades.

Employees, as well as the children and grandchildren of Egan employees, submitted applications. The recipients were selected based on criteria such as financial need, involvement in the community or extracurricular activities, academic achievements, and the quality of their essay or video response.

We extend our congratulations to the recipients of the $1,000 scholarship, Autumn Mattson, daughter of Egan employees Sue Steuernagel and Bill Mattson, and William Vagle, a coil-cleaner in Egan’s Service department. Mattson plans to attain an Associates Degree from Century College and Vagle is studying HVAC at Hennepin Technical College. 

Find more information about the Grunerud-Egan Scholarship >

James Ford and Dane Grunerud seen with recipients Autumn Mattson (left) and William Vagle (right)