Posts Tagged ‘24/7 service’


Thursday, December 21st, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (December 21, 2017) – Egan Company, a Brooklyn Park specialty contractor, announced the promotion of Mark Broadwater to Vice President. In this role, Broadwater is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations, financials, and overall strategy and business development for the building automation, technology integration, and service teams.

Broadwater has over 22 years of experience in the electrical and construction industry, and joined Egan this fall. Throughout his career, he has held many roles including: Low-voltage Technician, Project Manager, General Manager, Vice President, and President of All Systems Installation, Inc. He has experience in the healthcare, financial, and education industries, and has worked closely with Wells Fargo and Mayo Clinic for many years. He graduated from Riverland Community College with a degree in Electrical Construction.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal highlighted Broadwater’s promotion in its People on the Move feature.

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.

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Jessica Johnson // 763-595-4310

Discover Egan: Drain Cleaning

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Clogged drains are common in commercial and industrial plumbing systems, but can lead to unexpected downtime and costly repairs. With routine cleaning, costly drain clogs can be a thing of the past for commercial and retail businesses.

Using state-of-the-art cameras, Egan Company’s plumbing and drain cleaning experts can visually examine hundreds of feet of piping to find the root of the problem. In addition, with our customized preventative maintenance plans, a trained technician can be dispatched regularly to ensure drain clogs don’t slow down business operations.


  • Blockage clearing using cable machines equipped with augers and root cutters
  • High pressure jetting to scour the walls of your piping system
  • Pipe inspection with digital camera and high resolution monitor
  • Digital video to document defects and obstructions
  • Pumping services
  • Grease trap installations
  • Maintenance programs


  • RPZ backflow preventer testing and repair
  • Piping system repair
  • Pump overhaul and replacement
  • Water heater installation and replacement
  • Fixture, faucet, and flush valve repair
  • Plumbing retrofits
  • Water softeners, carbon filters, and filtration
  • Rain water/roof drain installations
  • Maintenance programs

Learn more about Egan’s 24/7 Service.

School District Goes off the Grid

Friday, April 21st, 2017

As a customer for nearly 10 years, Mound-Westonka Schools rely on Egan Company for a number of maintenance needs, including boiler tune-ups and electrical outages. In summer 2016, Mound-Westonka High School had suddenly lost power, and a member of the school’s facility management team noticed smoke in the building. As Egan regularly works on various schools in the District, Egan’s Service team was called to the site.

The Fire Department, utility company, and an Egan technician were all dispatched out to the high school to assess the situation. Before anyone could enter the building, the Fire Department needed to clear it of smoke and verify it was safe to enter. They then had to await the arrival of the utility company to disconnect the school from the utility grid so they could safely evaluate the problem.

“As we were standing outside the school, we could hear the electrical busbar underground shorting and failing in the underground tunnel,” said Darrell Blazevic, Egan Company Account Manager. The school’s main electrical supply failed in a tunnel underneath the school, so smoke needed to be evacuated from there as well before we could begin investigating.”

Once the Fire Department and utility company had completed their work, Jason Lindula, Egan Company Safety Coordinator, reviewed the site for any potential hazards. Because all the electrical work needed to be done in an underground tunnel, any employee on site was required to be trained on Confined Space and Air Monitoring Systems before entering the tunnel.

Major Disruptions

Although classes were not in session, this power outage caused major disruptions, not just to the high school, but to the entire Mound-Westonka School District.

The main power had a catastrophic failure, and power was completely cut off throughout the school. And since the District’s fiber-optic network and communication server is held at the high school, they also had lost access to all methods of communication.

In addition to the entire District losing access to the server, there were also numerous activities still happening at the high school. Temporary power needed to be set up in order for them to resume as soon as possible. Within one week, Egan electricians had set up temporary power with a 480 volt generator the size of a semi-trailer. Temporary fiber cabling was also put down to provide an immediate solution to the loss of the District’s server.

Egan Company acted quickly and made us feel like they had a good handle on the problem.

-Phil Smith, Director of Facilities at Mound-Westonka Schools.

Digging in to Find a Permanent Solution

Knowing that the permanent power needed to be replaced as soon as possible, Egan’s team worked methodically and safely to get the District back on the grid. The main problem was the service entrance feeder had failed and heated up the electric busbar, causing the failure in the electrical feeder and fiber optic.

Earth excavation outside the school opened up a wall below grade to gain access to the tunnel and repair the damage from the failure. The utility company’s transformer, service entrance power supply, fiber optic cabling, and all the wiring in the tunnel had to be repaired. With a new transformer, more than 6,400 feet of cable was installed to reconnect the service entrance conductors to the main electrical switchgear. New fiber optic cabling was installed to regain access to the District server.

In less than two weeks, the entire school was back on permanent power and operating as normal.

“There were multiple things going on at once, and if we had taken time to contract it all out ourselves, the whole process would have taken way longer,” Smith said. “We were very satisfied with the way Egan took the bull by the horns and kept everyone in the loop, including the School Board.”