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Local Volunteerism for a Global Reach

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Turning hunger into hope – and, having a little fun in the process. Such was the theme of the Feed My Starving Children MobilePack held at Egan’s Champlin facility for the fourth consecutive year.

The event ran from February 20-25th and welcomed more than 4,400 members of the community. The goal: to do our part to help in-need children across the globe. 

Over the course of five days, 1.2 million meals were packs which will provide food to 3,515 children for an entire year!

Furthermore, Egan employees also did their fair share of packing and volunteering. Throughout the event, nearly 100 Egan employees volunteered their time to work and/or pack food.

Check out highlights from Egan’s employee packing shift!

Learn more about the Feed My Starving Children organization.

We Are Egan – Curt Anderson

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

“Egan is an excellent company to work for and they’re able to solve any issue in the industry today.” One aspect Curt appreciates about Egan is receiving up-to-date training and safety awareness.

Meet Curt Anderson, Service Technician with Egan for three years.

Curt has a bucket full of ways he likes to spend his weekends; some activities include spending time with family and friends, farming, hunting, and fishing.

Our company is shaped by who we are, not just what we do. Together, we are Egan.

We Are Egan – Ty Stovall

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

“My favorite thing about Egan is installing and completing projects that will last for years to come.”

Meet Ty Stovall, Pipefitter Journeyman with Egan for four years.

Outside of Egan, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends.

Also, when Ty isn’t busy working in the field, you’ll find him working in the kitchen, as he’s also a chef by trade!

Our company is shaped by who we are, not just what we do. Together, we are Egan.

Building Luck & Gaming

Friday, May 18th, 2018

For over 15 years, Egan has been making its mark on a few of Minnesota’s most popular casinos – transforming them from simple gambling establishments to full-amenity gaming destinations. Major renovations, expansions, and new construction projects at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Grand Casino Hinckley, and Mystic Lake have been imprinted by Egan’s multi-trade expertise for its array of scopes.

Enhanced gaming floors, a variety of dining options, upgraded pool, among many other features are bringing a rejuvenated feeling to the Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley – each of which recently celebrated its 25th year in operation.


An entirely remodeled, multifaceted culinary marketplace with six food stations.
Services Provided: Design/Build plumbing and HVAC systems, and mechanical controls.

Casual, 24-hour eatery with sit down service.
Services Provided: Design/Build plumbing, piping, and HVAC systems.

20,000 square foot bar/restaurant with 45 different tap beers.
Services Provided: Design/Build conduit for tap hook ups, make-up air/exhaust, supply duct, reheat coils and controls, high-efficiency boiler system, gas and water connection for separate kitchen, and mechanical controls.

• Associate Dining Room                   • High Stakes Room                   • B3 Burger Bar
• Gaming Floor Improvements         • Guest Swimming Pool            • Multiple New Dining Options

The longevity of Egan’s work on projects for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) has included scopes of all sizes. From the Little Six Casino to the recently opened Mystic Lake Center, a history of trust and transparency has created a successful momentum that have guided these projects to commission.

Nine-story hotel and conference center attached to the casino. Highlights include a 70,000 square foot event center and 180 hotel rooms.
Services Provided: Installation of plumbing, HVAC, hydronic piping, mechanical equipment and controls, building temperature controls, and VRF HVAC systems hotel guest rooms.

The SMSC recently broke ground for its newest building, Hocokata Ti, a cultural activity site, community gathering space, and public exhibit highlighting the history of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux. It is scheduled to open in 2019.

Egan Teams: Electrical, Mechanical, and InterClad


Exceptional Service is Recognized by JFCS

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

The Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) has recognized Egan with an award for exceptional service for work on the JFCS office building that was completed in March. Egan was part of the project team that remodeled the interior and exterior of it’s existing building in Golden Valley, Minn.

Judy Halper, JFCS CEO, presented Egan with the award at the building’s ribbon cutting ceremony on May 8. “There are so many who were critical to bringing this vision of JFCS and The Stillman Family Foundation to life, including Egan. After so much hard work, we want to acknowledge Egan with an award for service.” – Judy Halper

The service award acknowledges the hard work of Egan teams: electrical and mechanical, technology systems, and building automation. Project managers include Carrie Thompson, Tom Buirge, Tim Johnson, and Dane Grunerud. Field leaders include Joe Baumgartner, Tom Rodrigues, Chris Nelson, Matt Snyder, and Eric Oja.

Find out more information about Egan’s role at JFCS here.

HQ Renovations Showcase Collaboration

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Innovation, integration, and efficiency – three words to describe both the process and the finished product of Egan’s newly renovated corporate office space. Last Fall, the Brooklyn Park, Minn. office underwent an extensive renovation project utilizing Egan’s in-house expertise and specialty trades. The result: an open-office environment that promotes collaboration and provides a more flexible workplace for employees.

“The office area was in need of improvements to better fit our growing employees and align with our values,” said Duane Hendricks, Egan Company President & CEO. “We had an opportunity to modernize and carry over similar themes we used at our Champlin facility to create a more efficient, open space for employees to enjoy.”

The 126,000 square foot office was last renovated in 2003, and is one of three Egan facilities in Minnesota – Champlin and its Southern Minnesota offices in Rochester and Austin.

“Our last renovation project in Champlin was an empty 180,000 square foot warehouse that we made our own in 2016,” said Tom Buirge, Egan Company

Construction Manager. “A challenge this time was renovating a fully occupied office on a tight deadline. We wanted to complete the project with as little disruption and moving around of employees as possible.”

The completed office space has additional conference rooms and huddle spaces, sit/stand desks in every workspace, an open-floor layout, workspaces for future growth, and an updated lobby with dynamic artwork displaying Egan’s multi-trade expertise and services.

“This project completes our office and facility renovations in the Twin Cities,” said Hendricks. “We expanded and upgraded our mechanical shops in 2016 to improve manufacturing efficiencies, and are thrilled with the new look and feel our employees and customers get to experience now in both our Twin Cities offices.”


ELECTRICAL: replaced all existing office fixtures with LED and added space occupancy-sensored lighting

CURTAINWALL/GLASS/GLAZING: design and installation of glass walls in offices and conference rooms

BUILDING TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION: sound masking, work station, voice/data/fiber option, automatic window shades, audio/visual, building automation system

Thinking Outside of the Trimble Box

Monday, May 7th, 2018

The Trimble Robotic Total Station is a no stranger to the world of construction. Used mostly at Egan for large, new construction projects, the “Trimble” plays an essential part of laying out electrical and mechanical systems.

Its state-of-the-art design was built to verify even the smallest details between the shop and field prior to construction on jobsites. This makes it an ideal tool to accurately lay out underground utility systems, between floor structures, and other flat-plane surfaces.

Though the Trimble has many uses, it had never been used for the glass and glazing industry until Egan Company took on its biggest curtainwall project to date: U.S. Bank Stadium.

“Given the massive size and architectural shape of the stadium, we knew we’d have to get creative,” said Dan Ford, Egan Company Field Services Manager. “However, the task to efficiently and precisely install glass to this 30-story structure was a challenge we excitedly took on.”

This project sparked a unique, innovative Trimble process allowing Egan to accurately lay out anchors directly to a vertical steel surface (different than Trimble’s intended use) and solve two big installation components: risk of human error and efficiency.

In a traditional layout of curtainwall, there are multiple passes that happen before anchors are welded to the steel structure and the glass inserted. A pass includes many provisional tasks that progress toward a more permanent step within a phase of construction; many “passes” are within a phase.

The multiple passes for a curtainwall project include:

  • measuring and marking reference points by hand
  • verifying those references
  • tact welding temporary anchor points onto the building

With Egan’s Trimble process, many of those passes are removed. A digital layout and survey of the curtainwall happen concurrently allowing anchors to be permanently welded in one pass. Therefore, saving an incredible amount of time and labor. The process also allows the team to identify structural flaws early, which allows time for correction prior to installing glass.

Successfully applying this process at U.S. Bank Stadium has led to similar work on other professional sports infrastructures. NBA franchise, the Milwaukee Bucks, will call a new, beautiful arena home beginning this summer. The aesthetically appealing arena is being constructed by M.A. Mortenson who has tasked Egan and its Trimble expertise for the arena’s complex glass and glazing scope.

“Egan’s innovative thinking and usage of Trimble is a perfect example of the versatility of technology,” said Aric Stott, Product Manager at Trimble. “As a result, they’ve run multiple glass/glazing projects with intricate architectural scopes very smoothly — and we [Trimble] have been able to implement several feature enhancements to our product that have helped us stay ahead of the curve.”


We Are Egan – Chris Sucik

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

“My favorite thing about Egan is that every day is different – one day I can be outside working on a fiber vault and the next day I can be installing data lines in a school.”

Meet Chris Sucik, Limited Energy Technician with Egan for five years.

Chris’s favorite pastime is firing up the grill and spending summer days on the lake with his family and friends.

Our company is shaped by who we are, not just what we do. Together, we are Egan.

Strong Safety Performance is Recognized by NECA

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has recognized Egan Company with the Safety Excellence Award for 2017. Egan is one of four area contractors to receive this award in the Minneapolis Chapter.

The Safety Excellence Award is NECA’s premier recognition program, and acknowledges safety performance. Criteria for the award includes: incident rates below industry standard, Experience Modification Rate, OSHA citations, and implementing internal best practices above and beyond basic compliance.

More information about NECA’s Safety Achievement Program and award criteria can be found here.

Associated General Contractors of Minnesota’s Leadership Blueprint Program Graduates

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Two Egan employees, Luke Tulenchik, Operations Manager, and Kari Gerstner, InterClad Project Manager recently graduated from the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota’s Leadership Blueprint Program. This professional development program was created by AGC for emerging construction management leaders. Participants of the program gain extensive knowledge on topics such as construction safety, labor, finances, legal issues, and current legislative topics and trends.


Congratulations, Luke and Kari!