Archive for the ‘Stewardship’ Category

Advancing Hands-On Trade Experience with Lake Street Works

Thursday, January 5th, 2023

Prior to this year, an after-school program that furthers career skills for high school students in South Minneapolis was unheard of. Seeing this gap, Jess Coykendall alongside others formed what would soon be known as Lake Street Works (LSW).

LSW serves the South Minneapolis community by providing seniors in high school with the opportunity to learn more about construction trades as well as general life skills. Many of the students in this urban area would otherwise not have access to these resources within their school or home life.


  • Students meet twice a week after school and are paid to attend (much like having an after school job)
  • At the end of the program, graduates of LSW will be equipped to either enter full-time employment, apply for an apprenticeship/specialty trade certification, or enroll in a post-secondary technical training program. 
  • The inaugural class of Lake Street Works will graduate in June 2023. 

Several Egan leaders, Kurt Johnson, ATS Director of Sales, Jason Rosati, Vice President of Electrical Special Projects, and Mike Tengwall, Senior Vice President of Electrical, were guest speakers to the class and shared about their experiences in the trades as well as answered any questions the students had.

Egan also donated work shirts and PPE for all of the students who are part of the LSW program. In the coming year, Egan’s Mechanical team will be working with Ryan Companies to assist in designing and building their new training center. 

For more information visit the Lake Street Works website.

Recapping Egan’s 2022 Shareholder Giving

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

One of our favorite parts of closing out the year is sharing the local impact of our annual shareholder giving! Throughout the month of December, Egan Company shareholders selected a variety of different nonprofits to receive charitable donations. The majority of these were then hand-delivered to representatives of these organizations around the holidays. The selected causes that align with Egan’s purpose and values included:

Learn more about these special organizations and their missions through the links above.

‘Tis the Season of Giving

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Because of our continued relationship with all of our customers, Egan Company has been able to commemorate 75 years in business by giving this holiday season. Our valued partners have enabled us to give back to our community through:

With humble hearts and gratitude, we thank all of our customers for their continued business and partnership!

Toys and Christmas Joy in Rochester

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

This year, Egan’s Rochester and Austin employees did their part to share the holiday spirit during the Ronald McDonald House Toy Drive. Employees dropped off their donations at the annual Southern Minnesota Christmas Party on January 11th.

Egan Company was able to donate more than 100 toys this January and all donations will go to children in need within the Rochester, Minn. area.

The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester is an organization that provides a welcoming home-away-from home to families as their loved one is suffering from an illness. in Rochester, Minn.

Find photos from this year’s event on our Facebook page.

Gifting the Holiday Spirit

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

The joy of the holidays filled the Earle Brown Event Center on December 12 at Egan’s Annual Employee Christmas Party and Toy Drive. Each holiday season, we aspire to collect as many toys as possible for those in need in our community through our partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

This year was no different – Egan was able to donate over 650 toys as well as $650 to the foundation! Egan employees were also featured on KARE 11 to drop-off our donation on Friday, December 13.

Another charitable gift was made from Egan Company to the Ronald McDonald House. For a second year, employees donated their Christmas gift; and Egan matched the overall employee donation. In total, Egan donated $8,450 to the Ronald McDonald House charity this December.

Check out all the photos from this year’s event on our Facebook page.


Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Every year we support the communities we work and live in, as well as give back to the future leaders of our industry through various scholarships–it’s a large part of who we are at Egan Company.

At this year’s Fall-a-Palooza + Innovation Fair event we provided a way for our customers to be a part of our commitment to support these future leaders. For every customer attendee, a donation was made toward a scholarship for an incoming Dunwoody College of Technology student.

Thanks to many valued business partners, we donated $1,000 to the Egan Company scholarship fund for students in our industry at Dunwoody!


  • 98% job placement in field of study
  • 11:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 1 job inquiries per graduate
  • $44,750 average salary of a Dunwoody graduate

Giving Toys for Rochester Organization

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Egan employees helped spread holiday cheer during this year’s Ronald McDonald House Toy Drive! Employees dropped off their donations at Egan’s Southern Minnesota Christmas Party on January 12.

Egan Company was able to hit our goal and donate 200 toys! With a goal of 200 toys, all donations will go to children in need within the Rochester, Minn. area.

The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester is an organization that provides a welcoming home-away-from home to families as their loved one is suffering from an illness. in Rochester, Minn.

It’s the Season of Giving

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

This year, Egan employees were given the option to donate $50 to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in lieu of receiving a company Christmas gift. Egan matched each donated gift — dollar for dollar.

Overall, 74 generous employees donated their $50 gift to Gillette allowing Egan to donate a grand total of $7,400. A representative from Gillette accepted the donation following the Company Christmas Party presentation.

Gillette specializes in treating children who have complex conditions, rare disorders and traumatic injuries.

Donating to a Safer Ride

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Working safely is more than a core value at Egan. For most, it’s a habit that extends beyond the time spent on the jobsite or in the office – and into our passions that make each one of us unique.

For Tim Mandeville, Egan Electrical Journeyman, his time away from work is often spent with the Wild Prairie H.O.G. Chapter – a group of Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiasts who ride and volunteer around the Twin Cities. The group commonly visits the Ronald McDonald House and the Minneapolis VA Hospital, among other organizations.

As a craftsperson and trained safety leader, Mandeville recently had an idea to increase the safety of all the men and women who ride in the chapter. His push to further safety for the group included the addition of a small first-aid kit to each of the bikes.

“Egan’s safety culture has changed the way I look at a lot of situations outside of work,” said Mandeville. “I always take a moment to ask myself what could go wrong before jumping into a task. It’s the way I’m accustomed to doing things now and that’s where this idea came from.”

However, as a nonprofit, the group did not have the funding to supply a kit for every bike. To help Mandeville’s effort, Egan Company donated 50 first-aid kits to help create a safer ride.

“For me, safety is always in the back of my mind because of my work and training with Egan. It’s a good feeling to know I can share a small piece of this with my fellow bikers,” said Mandeville. “The chapter couldn’t be more grateful for this donation.”

Upgrading Playtime at Haven Housing

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

For the last few years, Egan Company has been a resource for minor electrical upgrades and service work at Haven Housing in Minneapolis. However, this summer brought an opportunity for Egan to work with one of the organization’s three programs, St. Anne’s Place, in a unique way.

St. Anne’s, an emergency support shelter to roughly 170 women and more than 300 children each year, was in need of some renovations to its playground area. But, in order for the new equipment to be installed, the electrical power lines above the playground had to be raised. The program also wanted a drinking fountain put in for the kids to utilize in the play area.

That’s when D Cadreau, Haven Housing Operations Coordinator, reached out to Egan for help. After learning the scope of the project, Egan donated trade labor to St. Anne’s Place to assist with the playground installation.

Through a collaboration with Xcel Energy and a local tree trimming company, the surrounding trees were trimmed and power lines were raised over the playground. Additionally, Egan installed a water fountain outside the building to complete the project.

Though a small venture, St. Anne’s Place has now yielded an outcome much bigger than its playground scope. The real results are found on the smiling faces of the kids and their mothers as they have a new, safe place to play.

Haven Housing programs strive to support women as they stabilize, heal from trauma, work to identify and overcome their barriers to independence, find their strength and create a more hopeful future.