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Thursday, November 16th, 2023

RALEIGH, NC – Egan Company, a specialty contractor and systems integrator with headquarters in Champlin, Minn., announced its expansion to North Carolina.

With its long standing relationships with customers in Cary, Egan’s Industrial Controls business is onboarding local team members to support and serve new and ongoing projects.

“We’re excited for this opportunity in North Carolina. Over the last year, we noticed a shift in the market with an increased need to support new projects,” said Grant Price, Egan Company Vice President of Industrial Controls. “We remain dedicated to our valued, long-time customer relationships and are looking forward to extending our reach and services to new customers in the region.”

Egan’s business in Cary provides system integration engineering services to food, beverage, and manufacturing industries.

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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Angela Schmidt

Marketing Communication Manager  //  763-504-3471

Sharing Egan’s Expertise At Southeastern Food Processors Association

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Discussing the benefits of automation control, Egan Company Controls Engineer, Morgan Barth presented during a breakout presentation at the 2023 Southeastern Food Processors Association (SFPA) Annual Convention. 

Barth discussed the challenges facing the industry today, noting that the key benefits of automating food processing include lower operating costs, enhanced safety, minimized human error, data-driven insights, and compliance with regulations. His presentation was followed by a question and answer session where attendees were able to pose their questions to Barth.

The food processing industry is facing a number of challenges, including the need to produce safe, affordable, and sustainable food. The future of food processing will be transformed by new technologies and the growing demand for personalized food products.

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Friday, September 29th, 2023

ROCHESTER, MN – Egan Company, a local specialty contractor and systems integrator, announced the promotion of Todd VerNess as Business Group Manager. In this leadership role, VerNess is responsible for overseeing operations and direction for Egan’s business in Southern Minnesota.

“We are excited to have Todd leading our business in Rochester,” said James Ford, Egan Company President & CEO. “We have a very strong and established team in this market, and with Todd’s experience and people-focused leadership style, we are looking forward to continuing to grow our presence in Southern Minnesota.” 

VerNess joined Egan in early 2023 with over 20 years of experience in the electrical and low voltage industry. He was previously in leadership roles at ArchKey/Parsons Electric and All Systems Installation. VerNess holds a bachelor’s degree from Winona State University.  

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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Media Contact:
Angela Schmidt
Marketing Communications Manager  //  763-504-3471

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)

InterClad Recognized as a NACC Contractor

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023

Continually looking for ways to set the bar higher – that’s our goal at Egan Company. We’re honored to announce that we have been recognized as a contractor of the North American Contractor Certification Program for Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors (NACC).

The NACC certifies contractors based on competency, business practices, and adherence to industry-accepted guidelines. NACC Contractors must complete a rigorous review process before receiving the certification.

Vice President Ryan Woodruff states, “Throughout our 25 year history Egan has always recognized the importance of safety and quality in all that we do and being able to obtain a certification through NACC that confirms that commitment is something we’re very proud of.”

Egan is the third contractor in Minnesota to hold this certification.

For more information on the NACC, visit their website.

Get Ahead of the Curve with EV

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

The future is here! Today, Egan partnered with Blink Charging to host an emerging technology event  focused on electric vehicle (EV) charging. A group of customers learned about the booming renewable energy industry and the benefits of installing EV charging stations at their facilities. 

Interested in learning more about EV chargers for your facility? Contact us at

An Inside Look at Egan’s Recent Summer Internship Experience

Sunday, September 25th, 2022

Developing the next generation of the workforce

Ever wondered what a summer looks like as part of Egan’s internship experience? We’re peeling back the curtain to give you an inside look at all that our interns did this summer. Back in full swing this year after two years of remote work, we welcomed 11 interns this summer.

Bridging the company, interns worked on projects within Egan’s Service, Industrial Controls, IT, HR, and Southern Minnesota teams. Within their teams, interns were mentored by coworkers, completed projects, participated in meetings, and were integrated into the flow of operations. 

A few events hosted for our intern group included:

  • Kick-Off Breakfast: Interns were welcomed by our leadership team and provided with an overview of all things Egan.
  • Coffee and Career Conversations: Egan’s Senior Leaders provided their best tips and advice for entering the workforce as a professional.
  • Jobsite Ride Along: All of the interns spent a half day visiting different job sites, learning about Egan’s culture of safety while seeing our business in action.
  • Resume Workshop: Members of the Human Resources team reviewed the interns’ resumes and provided them with their expertise on setting yourself apart in an ever-active job market.
  • Capstone Presentations: At the completion of the program, all interns were able to deliver a presentation sharing their experience and takeaways from being an intern.

Always a bonus to the accomplishments and skills built with the Egan internship experience is new bonds and friendships made. Programmer Intern Jorge Mancilla, stated “My biggest takeaway from interning at Egan was how important it is to build meaningful connections with the people around you. Learning the actual job isn’t too hard when you have experienced professionals mentoring and guiding you whenever you have questions.”

Interested in pursuing an internship with Egan? Visit to watch for any openings!

2022 Grunerud-Egan Scholarship Awarded

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

For the second year in a row, in partnership with Sr. Project Manager Dane Grunerud, Egan Company awarded two deserving students with the Grunerud-Egan Scholarship for the upcoming school year.  Based on generations of support for higher education in Grunerud’s family, this scholarship was founded to help others achieve their educational goals related to construction, engineering, and the trades.

Many employees as well as children and grandchildren of Egan employees applied. Selection of awarded recipients was based on financial need, involvement in the community or extracurricular activities, academic activities, and essay/video response. 

Congratulations to the $1,000 scholarship recipients, Carter Leither and Cassandra Jensen! Leither is an incoming freshman at Minnesota State University, Mankato studying Civil Engineering and is the son of Egan Project Manager, Tony Leither. Jensen is studying HVAC Service as part of her apprenticeship schooling and works with Egan’s Service team.

More information about the Grunerud-Egan Scholarship.

Left: Carter Leither and Tony Leither with Dane Grunerud and James Ford. Right: Cassandra Jensen pictured with Dane Grunerud and James Ford

Project Manager Named Top Women in Construction Finalist

Friday, May 13th, 2022

Shannon Kangas was recently named a finalist of the Finance & Commerce 2022 Top Women in Construction awards. Kangas is a Project Manager working within Egan Company’s Industrial Controls team and was nominated for the “Outstanding Project Management/Estimating” category, based on her high performance and going above and beyond for the industry and community. 

Kangas began her career in the AEC industry as a part of Local Union 292 in 2000. During this time, her interest piqued and she knew she wanted to stay in the industry, attending Minnesota State University – Mankato where she studied Electronic Engineering Technology. She has served in various roles in the industry including Electronic/HVAC Technician and Application/Controls Engineer before landing in the role she holds today, as a Project Manager for Egan’s electrical control panel manufacturing business unit. She continues to exceed the standards in this role by managing customer accounts and major vendors as well as up to seven panel shop technicians that produced 3,134 electrical control panels last year alone. Not only a star in her field, Shannon is an assistant coach for the Andover High School Girls Hockey team, who recently competed in its fifth consecutive state tournament. 

This is the third annual Top Women in Construction awards that Finance & Commerce has presented, recognizing the impact women make daily on the construction industry across the state of Minnesota. The Top Woman in Construction was awarded on May 12. Congratulations to Shannon and all of the other local women who were nominated! 

For more information and to see all winners, visit Finance & Commerce.

Honoring Women in Construction Week

Friday, March 11th, 2022

Over the past week, we were able to celebrate and recognize the many women who make up the construction industry! This year’s theme was “Envision Equity,” inspiring us to share appreciation, celebrate diversity, and form connections with others in the industry.

Women in Construction Industry Showcase at Brookview Golf Course

As a corporate sponsor for the 2022 Women in Construction Week, Egan was able to share our appreciation for the women who make up the industry. Throughout the week, National Association of Women in Construction Minneapolis/St. Paul (NAWIC-MN) facilitated a series of events. Alongside many other women in the industry, Egan representatives were able to attend several events including a panel on ‘The Power of Social Media,’ an Industry Showcase, a virtual event on ‘Recognizing Women of Color in Construction & the Built Environment,’ and more!

Thanks to all who participated in honoring the women who make up our workforce and for paving the way for generations of women to come! A few employees shared their perspective and experience about working in the industry:

  • Industrial Controls Project Manager, Shannon Kangas: “The challenge and the variety are my favorite part of working in the construction industry – no two days are the same.”
  • Electrician, Nicole O’Connor: “As a female in the trades, I enjoy working together with everyone in the field where we can all be ourselves. I feel encouraged to work toward my strengths and try to be a positive influence to those around me.”
  • InterClad Estimator/Sales, Jill Lancaster: “Each project is unique and while two projects may appear similar from the outside looking in, there are always special circumstances – from the building type, system type, contractor/customer requests, personalities of those involved, etc, so every day has new opportunities and challenges.”