Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

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)

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.

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.”

Finance & Commerce 2021 Top Projects Announced

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Every year, Finance & Commerce recognizes the top construction projects in Minnesota. The Top Projects feature highlights the top 50 new construction and remodel projects in the state of Minnesota. This year, Egan was honored as part of the project team for three Top Projects of 2021:

240 Park Avenue

“The 17-story luxury apartment complex overlooks the Stone Arch Bridge, the Guthrie Theater, downtown and many other Minneapolis landmarks in a neighborhood that has seen tremendous growth over the past decade.”

Read more about this Top Project.

Egan services provided: Curtainwall, fixed/operable windows, glass doors, storefront

Hennepin County North Regional Library Refurbishment

“At 50 years old, it was time for a few nips and tucks at Hennepin County’s North Regional Library. Its last time under the knife so to speak was in 2007, so the city’s second largest public library was ready for some new paint, new upgrades to its mechanical systems, and some new spaces for both the public and staff.”

Read more about this Top Project.

Egan services provided: Complete electrical services, building technology integration

University of Minnesota Medical Campus Fairview East and West Bank Renovation

“The entire project had more than 50 phases of work of both additions and remodels inside occupied space. The majority of the work was on the East Bank Campus. It included an extensive addition along Harvard Street that included an expansion of the new emergency department, a new intraoperative MRI surgical theater and new canopy over the only public access point of the hospital.”

Read more about this Top Project.

Egan services provided: Complete electrical services

The people and companies behind all the Top Projects of 2021 were  honored at a July event in Minneapolis, Minn.

Egan Company Selected as 2022 Bold Awards Finalist

Friday, February 4th, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 4, 2022) – specialty trades contractor Egan Company announced its selection as a finalist in the Tenth Annual BOLD Awards, presented by the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG.) The BOLD Awards are designed to honor and recognize innovation, inspirational moves, bold visions and leaders that have made BOLD moves to positively grow, restructure or enhance their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders. The program celebrates the corporate leaders and teams that are behind successful mergers and acquisitions, financing and extraordinary strategies that led to sustainability, remarkable performance and/or accelerated growth January 2019 – December 2021. 

Nominated for its BOLD move in late summer 2021, Egan divested its sheet metal fabrication business, Fabricated Duct Systems (FabDuct), to contractor Go Fetsch Mechanical of Shoreview, Minn. Egan’s BOLD move provided a female- and minority-owned business the opportunity to expand and capture additional market share and allowed Egan to focus on its construction and service/maintenance businesses poised for growth.

Corporate leaders and teams representing the nominees from a group of over 100 organizations will be attending the BOLD Awards on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, starting at 6:00 PM at The Fillmore Minneapolis to network and celebrate. This event is a vivid, high-energy BOLD celebration of the businesses that grow Minnesota. The finalists will be showcased for their efforts and successes. The BOLD winners of each category will be announced during the program later in the evening, with the BOLDest of the BOLD winner being chosen via a real-time, live audience vote.  

The 2022 Finalists in each category:

Not for Profit: Free Bikes 4 Kidz, Girl Scouts Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys and InnerCity Tennis Foundation

2020 Start Ups: Luce Line, REVocity, and Telo

Early-Stage: Cytotheryx, GenEQTY, and Rowland Paint

Small & Growing: Durabotics, Self Eco, and Tierra Encantada

Middle Market: Clearfield, Datasite, and Maud Borup

Large & Established: Be the Match, Egan Company, and Starkey Hearing

About ACG (Association for Corporate Growth)

Founded in 1954, ACG has 59 chapters across the globe and the network consists of over 90,000 professionals. ACG Minnesota’s chapter began in 1966 and has nearly 300 members active in Minnesota’s vibrant, business community. ACG Minnesota was 2015 Chapter of the Year with the Executive Director, Nicki Vincent earning the President’s Award that same year. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth.

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

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2021 “Best of Promises Kept” Awards

Monday, December 20th, 2021

Each year, we take customer care to new levels. An important part of our workplace culture at Egan Company includes recognizing those who exemplify this care in our annual “Best Of Promises Kept” awards.

Throughout the year, we receive narratives of “Promises Kept” that amplify stories of Egan employees providing exceptional customer service. At the end of the year, a few of these stories are chosen for the “Best Of” award, recognizing those that have gone above and beyond. Traditionally, these have been announced at an Employee Christmas Party;  this year, the awards were presented individually by Egan Company CEO Duane Hendricks and President James Ford. Honored employees were able to gather in a small group to celebrate.

Congratulations to the Individual and Team Promises Kept Award winners! See below to read the recognized stories:

Greg Dupont did a great job in the W5 UPS meeting. Not only was he prepared, but his ability to work around other’s schedules was superb. Greg made the facilities team look good. Thank you to Greg for being such a great partner – this is exactly why we appreciate YOU leading projects at JFB! Great job and thank you for your hard work!

– M. Frana, Maintenance & Operations Lead, General Mills

Dylan McDonah was a tremendous help during the Gustavus Nobel Hall project. He was always looking ahead, and not only for himself but for others as well. Dylan was always ahead of the curve. I went to him many times only to find out he already was taking care of it. He was very conscientious to make sure if he was not going to be there that I always had someone to go to. I think Egan is very lucky to have such a talented foreman. I just wanted to thank the Egan team and say that I look forward to working with Egan again – it was a pleasure!

-E. Miller, Superintendent, Kraus-Anderson

The Engineering Management Team for the 20 Washington Ave South project would like to thank the Egan team (Mike Kellner, Gibson Kellner, Jeromy Magill, and Andy Whalen) for the outstanding job they did with the installation of the new Notifier fire system. The building is a 7-story, single tenant building where the tenant was the prior longtime owner of the facility. Being prior owners, the tenant representative is very knowledgeable and protective of the building. We had several meetings and interactions with the tenant’s representative and Mike did a fantastic job describing his approach to transitioning to the new fire system. He provided timelines and addressed all the tenant representative’s questions and concerns. We feel the crew’s knowledge of fire systems and Mike’s presentation skills gave the tenant’s representative a sense of confidence that the project would go smoothly, which it did. Mike and the crew’s unending energy, attention to detail, and passion for the work, delivered a fire system that is well designed, easy to use, and simple to test. Kudos to the Egan crew for a job well done!

– T. Strum, Chief Engineer, Able Engineering Services

Share your experience with us or submit a Promises Kept recognition story by visiting our Customer Feedback page.

2021 Honors and Recognition Review

Thursday, November 25th, 2021

Reflecting on the past year, we owe much thanks to our customers, employees, vendors, and partners who all played a role in many achievements as well as keeping Egan a forerunner in the industry.

Minnesota’s Largest Private Companies #73

Egan is holding down #73 out of the 100 Top Private Companies in Minnesota for the second year in a row! In 2019, Egan was ranked #77 out of 100.

See more in the article and see the full list: Minnesota’s Largest Private Companies – MSPBJ 

ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors

Egan has been ranked on the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 600 Specialty Contractors for many years, but this year not only was Egan honored as a Specialty Contractor, but also within the Top 20 Glazing and Curtainwall firms. Our InterClad team was recognized as #11 on the Top 20 Firms in Glazing and Curtainwall and as a whole Egan Company was recognized as #114 on the 2021 Top 600 Specialty Contractor list.

Dig deeper into the ENR’s Top 600 Specialty Contractors list 

Finance & Commerce Reader Rankings

This is the fifth year that Egan has been trusted by the reader’s of Finance & Commerce as one of their top companies. The readers recognized Egan as #1 in the “Best Electrical Contractor” category. 

Read more about 2021’s Finance & Commerce Reader Rankings Final Winners 

Glass Magazine Top 50 Glaziers

Glass Magazine ranked our InterClad team as the top position in their $20-50 million category! Overall, we ranked #20 in the Top 50 Glaziers.

Learn more about this honor in Glass Magazine’s Top 50 Glaziers 

US Glass Magazine Top 50 Contract Glaziers

US Glass Magazine curates their Top 50 Contract Glaziers list annually and Egan took #28 on the rankings this year.

View the US Glass Mag Top 50 Contract Glaziers list

Electrical Construction and Maintenance (EC&M) Top 50 Electrical Contractors

For the past several years, Egan Company has held a spot in EC&M’s Top 50 Electrical Contractor list, this year ranking as #50.

Read more about EC&M’s Top Electrical Contractors

Ryan Companies 2020 Safe Subcontractor of the Year 

Amongst a handful of other subcontractors that work with Ryan Companies, field leaders and project managers at Ryan Cos. selected Egan for its annual safety recognition.

Learn about the Ryan Companies 2020 Safe Subcontractor Of The Year Award 

Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards 

Workplace safety is crucial to Egan Company, so we’re proud to have received six Governor’s Workplace Awards this year! Shoutout to our Automation, Technology, Service, Electrical Special Projects, Industrial Controls, Mechanical, and InterClad groups.

See Egan’s Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards feature 

Finance & Commerce Top Projects of 2020 

Yearly, Finance & Commerce ranks the Top Projects of the year in Minnesota and Egan was on the project team with a whopping nine projects!

Recognized Egan projects can be found here

2020 Sielox Certified Integrator Award

Egan was honored as a 2020 Sielox Certified Integrator for sales excellence.

Hormel 2020 Spirit of Excellence Award

Egan’s Southern Minnesota team was recognized by Hormel with its 2020 Spirit of Excellence award.

Thanks to all who put in the work for these accomplishments allowing us to redefine our industry by setting a new standard in customer care.

Finance & Commerce Announces 2020 Top Projects

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Amid the ever-turbulent 2020 year, Egan was fortunate to be part of several projects highlighted by Finance & Commerce’s “Top Projects.” This piece honors the top 50 new construction and remodel projects around the state, nine of which had Egan on the project team!

Bemidji State University Hagg-Sauer Hall

“Bemidji State University demolished it [previous, damaged structure] and built a new 27,739-square-foot Hagg-Sauer Building. The project also included 54,883 square feet of renovation to add collaborative spaces, additional faculty offices as well as refresh classrooms and labs.”

Read more about this Top Project

Egan services provided: curtainwall, glass handrail, storefront

The Berkman

“Berkman Apartments is across the street from St. Marys Hospital in the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester. The 14-story apartment community’s 350 units include 271 luxury apartments, 73 furnished short-term units, and six townhomes. It offers a heated pet deck, pet spa, fitness center and virtual gaming room, among other amenities.”

Read more about this Top Project

Egan services provided: complete mechanical and electrical services and building automation controls


“The 25-story post-tensioned tower and a six-story wood-framed midrise building contains alcoves, 
one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, a penthouse collection, and direct-entry townhomes — adding up to 369 units all told.”

Read more about this Top Project

Egan services provided: complete electrical services and building technology

Gustavus Adolphus College – Nobel Hall Expansion & Renovation

“Contractor Kraus-Anderson built new classrooms, labs, offices, collaborative spaces, and a three-story student commons. But the list includes a set of even more innovative spaces: a black box theater, a greenhouse, a renovated auditorium, a geology museum and a teaching kitchen.”

Read more about this Top Project

Egan services provided: complete electrical services

Hennepin County: Behavioral Health & Wellness Clinic

“The county wanted a place where police could bring people suffering mental health crises instead of the typical practice of placing them in detention centers or emergency rooms. The clinic’s location is familiar to patients and close to Hennepin County Medical Center and the county’s jail.”

Read more about this Top Project

Egan services provided: voice data, security system, video surveillance, sound masking, access control, intercom

Rochester North Service Center and Police Station

“The two-phase project began with renovating the existing bank building to accommodate DSIC staff. The second phase was the construction of a 54,600-square-foot precast concrete structure to house the RPD North Station.”

Read more about this Top Project

Egan services provided: electrical lighting and power services

Second Harvest Heartland Headquarters, Volunteer Center and Distribution Center

“It also enabled Second Harvest to combine its warehouse, volunteer center, client services and headquarters into one welcoming space. One requirement was more refrigeration capacity in order to expand delivery of fresh food.”

Read more about this Top Project

Egan services provided: HVAC installation (mechanical)

Terminal 1 Silver Ramp Transit Center and Parking

“Located in the heart of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s Terminal 1 campus, the Silver Ramp addresses the continued rise in parking demand at the airport. It was built in anticipation of decommissioning existing parking facilities over the next two decades.”

Read more about this Top Project

Egan services provided: Unitized curtainwall, stick curtainwall, storefront, custom glass handrails, skylight, prefabrication

Hennepin County East Lake Library Restoration

“The six-month remediation project that took place in 2020 was meant to address damage caused by civil unrest and return the library to service. The work included repairing or replacing furniture, flooring, HVAC, windows, electrical and IT equipment, as well as the work involved in preserving and cleaning library materials.”

Read more about this Top Project

Egan services provided: building automation

Annual “Best Of” Promises Kept Awards

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Exceptional customer service means going above and beyond what a customer expects. At Egan, an important piece of our culture is annually recognizing our employees who exemplify this level of outstanding work and service.   

Many times throughout the year, stories are sent to us from customers. Long narratives or short commendation, each story is shared with our Board of Directors who recognize the team or the employee with a gift for keeping their promises.

At the close of each year, two of these special stories are chosen for a Promises Kept Award. This “best of” award recognizes those who have truly gone above and beyond in service to our customers. The winners are usually announced, presented, and celebrated at our annual Employee Christmas Party. Like many things this year, we had to get creative when presenting these awards without the formality of an all-company gathering. In 2020-style, the recognized Egan employees came together in a virtual party to receive their awards for continuing to keep their promises to our customers.

Congratulations to the Individual and Team Promises Kept Award winners! See below to read the customer stories selected for these awards:

Bryce Gransee went above and beyond the call of the job last week when responding to a serious incident. While on the jobsite, Bryce witnessed a worker from another contractor become pinned between some steel and a concrete wall. Bryce and other workers jumped in immediately to provide assistance. When I spoke with Bryce and thanked him, his response was “I just hope someone would do the same for me.” On behalf of Kraus-Anderson and myself, we’d like to say we greatly appreciate Bryce’s ability and willingness to help!

Taylor Klitzke, Safety Coordinator with Kraus-Anderson Construction 

We would like to thank the entire Egan team for the leadership, planning, scheduling, and overall safe execution of the 5400 turnaround and switchgear cleaning. This was the largest turnaround event that has been executed and it wouldn’t have been successful without Egan. Everyone was extremely professional and kept safety and quality as the top priorities. Egan had over 75 employees on site, many being brand new to the facility, and all were receptive to the safety culture. The LVSG cleaning and inspection was completed safely and with the utmost quality. Lastly, the process panel was worked on around the clock to ensure timely execution. The work ethic and quality both crews displayed were above anyone’s expectations. Excellent performance from the Egan team- thank you for your professionalism and support for our 2020 turnaround!

Jennifer Rehder & Richard Thiele of FilmTec – DuPont Specialty Products Division

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2020 Review – Recognition and Awards

Monday, December 21st, 2020

As the year winds down and we prepare for the colder months, we’re looking back and recapping a few notable awards we’ve received this year – both at a local and national level.

Thanks to our great customers, vendors, and of course, employees, we’re honored to be among such great companies in these various categories.

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Top Private Companies

Continuing to move on up! In 2020, Egan ranked #73 out of 100 Top Private Companies in Minnesota. This is a jump up from last year, where Egan was #77.

Finance and Commerce Reader Rankings

For the fourth year, readers of Finance & Commerce have chosen their most trusted brands and business partners through Reader Rankings. Egan was recognized, again, by readers as a top choice within the “Best Plumbing Company” category.

Read more about the Reader Rankings for 2020

ENR Top 600 Specialty Construction Contractors

The Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranked Egan #109 on its list of Top 600 Specialty Construction Contractors in the U.S. National recognition is an honor!

Electrical Construction and Maintenance (EC&M)

The #45 spot on the Electrical Construction and Maintenance (EC&M) magazine’s list of Top 50 Electrical Contractors in the U.S. is Egan Company’s for 2020. It’s always an exciting time at Egan when we are recognized on a national level – this year marks our fourth year in a row on the list.

NAIOP Awards of Excellence

Rafter Apartments in Minneapolis

The 37th annual Awards of Excellence recognizes exceptional developments by The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) members and their teams. Egan had the privilege of working with multiple NAIOP partners on projects across the Twin Cities and in Rochester, namely Rafter and Wells Fargo Rochester. 

View the full list here