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The Electric Roundtable Visits Egan Company HQ

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Over the past month, Egan Company was honored to host two visits with principals and members of the Electric Roundtable (ERT) peer group, a national association of contracting service providers striving to be the best of class in all aspects of their business. These two visits served separate purposes – first a ‘New Member Visit’ and second a ‘Safety Subcommittee meeting.’ When joining ERT, all new member companies host an introductory visit in which the other peer organizations visit to learn about the company – past, present, and future. While Egan joined in 2020, the pandemic slowed the ability to gather in-person for this meeting, pushing it until spring of 2022. During the safety subcommittee meeting, members of the respective safety teams gathered for a variety of safety discussions.

Traveling from across the United States to visit Egan, these representatives were able to gain the full Egan experience. The visits included:

  • Business overviews for each of our business groups
  • Company strategic direction 
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Tours of our facility and shops
  • Social activities and more!


As part of our commitment to the industry and providing the most innovative solutions, being part of this peer group allows Egan to access the “cream of the crop” companies in the electrical and speciality trades contracting field. In an iron-sharpens-iron fashion, we’re able to share and discuss everything from big picture goals to new technologies and strategies we’re using on the jobsite. 

The Electric Roundtable members include:


B&D Industries

Baker Electric

Bruce & Merrilees

Cleveland Electric


E-J Electric



Discover Egan: Delivering Fabrication

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Fabrication: the name of the game when it comes to meeting deadlines and budgets and improving control over the supply chain. Egan Company’s state-of-the-art shops staffed by skilled tradespeople fabricate piping, plumbing, electrical components, panels, curtainwall, and metal panels.

Prefabrication projects are completed within our local shops with access to the necessary resources on demand. Our investment in continually improving the process is evident through preconstruction planning and feeding virtual construction plans directly into the fabrication equipment – both of which improve quality and save our customers time and money.

Fabrication capabilities include:

Plumbing and piping – A variety of deliverable products depart from our mechanical shop. When it comes to plumbing and piping systems, this includes everything from tube and pipe to hangers/supports. Modular custom-built systems are also at play in this fabrication shop to meet customers needs.

UL 508A panels – Our panel team creates custom control panels, designed and built in house. With precision assembly we configure panels of all shapes and sizes in our 12,000 square-foot panel shop. Shop features include: Steinhauer ModCenter (automated hole/cutout machine for enclosures), custom label manufacturing, OEM manufacturing, 6S methodology.

Electrical – Our design and virtual electrical teams map out projects virtually before they move on to be built in our shop and installed on site. 

Curtainwall and metal panels – The InterClad team is able to fast track their curtainwall and panel projects with in-house drafting and engineering, matched with fast fabrication and assembly in their shop. The new addition of a CNC machine furthers the efficiency of this shop.

Working with Egan allows fabrication with no bounds – our capabilities will streamline your project to completion. The benefits of prefabricating your project are endless:

  • Work is simplified and standardized
  • Easier trade coordination with reduced task durations
  • Increased quality of product
  • Reduced crew on the jobsite
  • Reduced deliveries and storage required on-site
  • Reduced wasted materials
  • Lower overall cost
  • Increased safety in controlled environment

Check out one of our recent prefabricated projects.

Why Should a Contractor be ISNetworld Compliant?

Monday, December 13th, 2021

In the construction and engineering industry, compliance to safety is a necessity. While there are many different ways of proving compliance, one of the more reputable ways of validating a contractor’s safety is through ISNetworld.


ISNetworld (ISN) is an online database for safety management which streamlines compliance pre-qualification.  This network aids organizations—like contractors and hiring clients/customers—by ensuring that regulatory compliance is met.

Most often, a potential end user/hiring customer will request that a contractor be audited. Contractors will submit safety documentation; then, based on guidance from several large companies, ISNetworld assigns the contractor a grade. To be “ISNetworld Compliant”, a company must meet both customer-specific requirements and ISNetworld requirements and receive a “B” or higher overall grade.  While customer requirements vary from company to company, ISNetworld’s Review and Verification Services (RAVS) criteria consistently includes items such as: OSHA Recordable Incidents, Insurance Certification, Safety Programs,  EMR/NCCI Rating, and federal citations. Customers can also request that ISNetworld run a RAVS Plus Implementation Assessment, digging in with an even deeper evaluation.


Hiring organizations make decisions on whether or not to hire a contractor based on their ISNetworld ratings. With this insight, they are able to easily determine the overall safety upheld by a contractor, informing their decision-making process. In turn, failing to maintain ISNetworld compliance results in the loss of customers and projects overall.

Egan is proud to remain ISNetworld compliant with all of our active customers, continually maintaining an “A” grade. In 2020, Egan was selected by one of our customers to complete a RAVS Plus Assessment including evaluation of employee knowledge, assessment of written programs, interviews, and more. We’re honored to have completed this accomplishment which furthered our safe and strong relationship with these partners. For further reading, see Egan’s corporate safety initiatives.

Employee Receives Top Apprentice Recognition

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Apprentices are the future of the construction industry and are valued employees at Egan Company. Every year, the South Central MN Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) program selects two apprentices to receive the “Apprentice of the Year” award.  Honored recipients are selected based on program attendance, participation, work ethic, grades, and instructor recommendations. The award winners receive a trip to the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Annual Convention to further their industry knowledge and network with contractors and others.  

Among the 39 upper-level apprentices in the program, Egan’s own Matt Auringer was selected to receive this top honor and will proudly represent our Company and the South Central MN JATC at the NECA Convention in October in Nashville, TN. 

“Matt always has a super positive attitude and is a joy to have in class. I’ve witnessed his strong work ethic in the labs and his excellent test scores. He’s definitely a perfect candidate for Apprentice of the Year.”

-Apprenticeship Instructor Daniel Goodew with the South Central MN JATC

When asked what the recognition meant to him, Auringer said, “Being chosen as a top apprentice is an honor and is proof that hard work does pay off in one way or another.  I was a little late to this career choice, but I’m very proud to be a part of both Egan and Local Union 343. I very much look forward to the future and continuing to provide my very best for Egan and my union.”

Congratulations to one of our own on his great accomplishment and for representing apprentices in construction! 

Auringer works with our crews in Rochester, Minn. and has been with Egan for just over 10 years.

We are Egan Plumbers

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

In 1945, Egan Company was founded as a family-owned plumbing shop and these services have been a part of who we are ever since! Our plumbers are proud members of Local Unions 6, 15, and 34.  Egan plumbers work in many different facilities, including commercial and government, high-rise, industrial, manufacturing, and hospitals.


Plumbers install, maintain, and repair plumbing and pipe systems that carry liquids or gases. Every day looks different due to the variety of piping systems Egan installs, including water supply lines, natural gas, sanitary waste, storm drain piping, acid waste piping, RPZs, and medical gas systems. Plumbers often work with other Egan trades, which streamlines the overall project process. 


In case you missed our specialty trades video series, take two minutes to learn what our plumbers can do for your facility and space! These are the faces behind our products and services. Without their commitment to safety, innovation, and exceeding customer expectations daily, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.

Egan Company Furthers Executive Leadership Succession

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Duane Hendricks to retire as President & CEO; James Ford promoted to President; Chris Keller joins as Chief Financial Officer

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Specialty trades contractor Egan Company announced several leadership transitions as part of its planned executive leadership succession. On February 2, 2022, current President & CEO Duane Hendricks will step down from his current role; he will remain with Egan in the role of Chairman of Egan’s Board of Directors.

The Board appointed James Ford, Egan’s current Chief Financial Officer (CFO), to succeed Hendricks as President & CEO effective February 3, 2022. He will step into the role of President on June 16, 2021. Since joining Egan as CFO in 2017—bringing over 15 years of experience—Ford has been an integral part of the senior leadership team, Board of Directors, and strategic business partner to all business operating groups. Prior to Egan, he worked in public accounting as a Business Partner with Eide Bailly LLP providing accounting, audit, tax, and consulting services to clients in various industries.

“With James’ past construction experience and partnership since coming to Egan, he will continue to be a great asset and an innovative leader,” said Hendricks. “Having a strong understanding of our business, James connects well with each of our great leaders and customers. We are looking forward to his leadership and ideas to continue keeping our company viable, sustainable, and successful for the future!”

In addition to Ford’s promotion, Chris Keller assumes the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as a new hire of the Company. His background includes over 20 years of experience in construction and finance and accounting leadership positions at Coborn’s, Minnesota Limited, and Sportech. Keller received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Cloud State University and Master of Business Administration from Metropolitan State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and an active member of the Minnesota Society of CPAs (MNCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

“Egan Company has built a tremendous history over the last seventy-five years and I look forward to working with the entire team to help shape our future,” said Ford. “I am excited about how many tremendously talented people we have at Egan and our number one priority will continue to be our people. We will double down on our commitment to building a culture that attracts, retains, and invests in the development of a great team. Secondly, we will continue our focus on doing the right work where Egan can truly add value to our customers and the communities in which we work.”

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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What Checks Are Needed To Prepare Facilities Post COVID-19?

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

After a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people begin the transition back to working in office spaces. Building readiness becomes an important topic for many facility managers who will work to prepare facilities post COVID-19. What’s the best way to keep your occupants safe? What steps are needed to ready your building? While the answer to these questions looks different in every situation, we’re here to walk you through some of your options.


Building readiness as a whole stretches far beyond COVID-19 safety, but this concern requires more immediate attention. In this instance, preparation often addresses the utilization of spaces, measuring and controlling occupancy within a building, entry sites, and sanitation. The first step is assessing your options and creating a plan.


  • Readying mechanical and HVAC
  • Changing air filters
  • Bipolar ionization and air balancing
  • UV lighting
  • Low-touch or no-touch fixtures, switches/motion, sensors, doors, drawers, ADA door operators
  • Temperature screening or body thermal technology
  • Plexiglass shields

Even though the new normal may look different and can be confusing, Egan Company is here to be your resource through the transition considering equipment, systems, technology, and preventative maintenance. Safety is an integral part of our company values and we are happy to play a role in keeping your occupants safe. Connect with us to start creating your plan to prepare your facility post COVID-19.

Employee wins first place at IDEAL National Championship

Friday, April 24th, 2020

The IDEAL National Championship is a high-charged competition to determine the best electricians in North America. More than 58,000 participants across the country compete in over 1,500 qualifying events vying to punch their ticket to the championship. 

Among the 162 competitors of whom made it to the championship last November in Lake Buena Vista, FL was electrician, Angela Bissonnette-Penna who proudly represented Egan Company and the Minneapolis Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) in the North American School Challenge. 

The competitors demonstrated problem-solving and physical skills involving cutting, stripping, crimping, and terminating and were judged for their workmanship, safety, and time.

Being a female in a male-dominated trade has many challenges. Bissonnette-Penna shared some of her experiences, “The past few years of my apprenticeship have been a struggle.  There were many moments I wanted to back down and quit. The words spoken from a previous general foreman still resonates through my head, ‘You are a woman, you can’t do this’.” Bissonnette-Penna continued, “But I persevered, started talking to other women in the trade, and realized I can make a difference.”

Not only did Bissonnette-Penna walk away victorious by earning first place in the School Challenge, she was the only female competitor to place in the year’s event. 

“Winning the IDEAL National Championship strengthened my confidence in knowing I could make that difference, to show women that it is possible to achieve, overcome and rise,” said Bissonnette-Penna.

Along with a cash prize to the winner, as a result of her win, five scholarships and $10,000 in IDEAL cash were donated to the Minneapolis JATC.

Congratulations to one of our own on her great accomplishment and for representing women in construction!

Awarding Kept Promises

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Exceptional customer service requires working the extra hour, making the extra calls, taking care of the details, or visiting a building after hours. Upholding our promises at the highest level is always our goal. And, if we’re achieving that goal, each and every Egan customer should experience exceptional 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 also 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 announced, presented, and celebrated at our annual Employee Christmas Party in December. Look for this year’s recipients in a few weeks!

To share an experience with us or to submit a story for Promises Kept recognition, visit:

Video Series: We Are Egan Electricians

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

The last spotlight from our specialty trades video series is on Egan’s Electricians. Take two minutes to learn what our electricians can do for you!

Our team is built of extremely talented individuals. The specialty trade series has worked its way across all 13 trades – millwrights, iron workers, glaziers, pipefitters, limited energy technicians, sheet metal workers, controls electricians, glassworkers, operating engineers, plumbers, control panel technicians, and finished with electricians. These are the faces behind our products and services. Without their commitment to safety, innovation, and exceeding customer expectations daily, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. 13 trades, one Egan.

In case you’ve missed any of our previously featured trades, all of them can be found here!