Posts Tagged ‘tim woolworth’

A Cornerstone of Consistency

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
Tim Woolworth,
Senior Vice President

The ability to be consistent is often an invaluable characteristic of a great leader. Most people would agree that being consistent is challenging. Furthermore, the ability to build consistency within an entire team is a whole different degree of difficulty. 

It first requires clear goals and expectations, followed by patience, focus, and ample accountability. However, once mastered, consistency breeds success. And, the art of consistency is exactly how Tim Woolworth, Egan Company Senior Vice President and Board Member, has built success within the InterClad (glass, glazing, and metal panels) team. After two decades, Woolworth will be retiring from Egan in January of 2020.

Leading by Example

Woolworth first joined Egan’s InterClad team in late 2003 as Vice President of Operations. In this role, he oversaw project managers, the fabrication shop, and field. Given his strong skill set and background in project management, he also ran projects simultaneously.

“When I came to Egan, one of the reasons I still ran work in my role was because I always did everything you’re supposed to do… the basics of managing a project,” Woolworth joked. “Leading by example is what I pride myself on. So, when it came down to doing what was needed, nothing was ‘one more thing’ or ‘I’m too busy’.” 

His consistent, lead-by-example approach and ability to instill accountability within his team has been the pinnacle of Woolworth’s leadership style throughout his career. Woolworth will be the first to admit that everything from the time he arrives at the office in the morning down to the fine print of closing out multi-million dollar projects is precise and intentional – and without question, hard work. 

That said, the leader’s knack for doing the details right have not only elevated his 40-year career, but elevated the InterClad team and his peers within the company. Both InterClad and Egan have more than doubled in size since the 2000s.

Keeping the Passion

Operations and growth aside, ultimately his love of the curtainwall industry has also played a huge part in the success. The opportunity to build the bigger, taller, or more architecturally masterful structures is what has kept him within the business over the years. 

“You never really build two buildings the same. Every project takes on its own personality,” explained Woolworth. “Along with that, there’s a good sense of satisfaction to be able to drive around and see the work you do. It’s classy and one of the most appealing parts of this industry.”

A few notable projects InterClad has completed during Woolworth’s tenure include U.S. Bank Stadium, the Cargill Campus, Target Corporation’s North Campus, multiple University of Minnesota buildings, and numerous new Downtown Minneapolis high-rise condominiums like 365 Nicollet, Rafter, 4Marq, and Nic on Fifth. Furthermore, InterClad’s biggest projects to date are coming over the next few years with the construction of RBC Gateway in Minneapolis and the Essentia Health campus in Duluth, both of which are on the team’s list of record backlog. 

The Future of InterClad

While Woolworth will be leaving InterClad with a historic backlog, he still believes that the best is yet to come for the strong team. “I believe getting to another level within our region is doable,” he said. “I truly hope that what we’ve established within InterClad and within Egan will continue… And, I hope it’s a better company years from now than when I left it.” 

Leading the charge for the InterClad team moving into the future is Ryan Woodruff, who joined Egan in early 2019 as Woolworth’s successor. 

Woolworth will be moving back to his native state of Iowa, where his two children and grandchildren reside. His love for details and mastery of consistency will be applied to a very different kind of project scope which includes D.I.Y. projects at his newly built lake home as well as giving back through local volunteerism. He also wants to do more recreational fishing, boating, reading, and most importantly, spending time with his family.

Egan Company’s Tim Woolworth to Retire

Monday, August 12th, 2019
Senior Vice President, Tim Woolworth

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 20, 2019) – Egan Company, a Brooklyn Park specialty contractor, announced the upcoming retirement of Tim Woolworth, Senior Vice President, in 2020.

Joining Egan’s InterClad (curtainwall/glazing/metal panels) team in 2003, Woolworth has served as the leader of the InterClad business unit since 2010 as Vice President and Senior Vice President. He joined the Board of Directors in 2011.

Starting his career in Des Moines, Iowa, Woolworth worked in various project management, estimating, and management roles before moving into senior leadership at Egan. During his tenure at Egan, the business has experienced remarkable growth and the construction of many notable projects – U.S. Bank Stadium, Target Corporation North Campus, and Cargill Campus – Excelsior Boulevard to name a few.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to lead the InterClad team and provide leadership to this great company,” said Woolworth. “I’m excited to see Egan continue to grow as I head back to my home state of Iowa to spend more time with my kids and grandkids on the lake.” 

Woolworth will remain with Egan until January 2020, at which time he will retire from the Company. Leadership for the InterClad team includes Ryan Woodruff, who joined Egan in early 2019 as his successor.

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

# # #

Media Contact:  
Jessica Johnson

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Monday, October 17th, 2016

A recent article in Glass Magazine, highlighted the lack of women in construction and how some companies in the glass industry have made efforts to solve a worker shortage by recruiting more women to join the industry.

Tim Woolworth, Egan Company Senior Vice President, was interviewed for the story, providing insight into how Egan’s InterClad team deals with potential worker shortages.

[Hiring women] would help offset the labor shortage and we have experienced this on recent projects,” says Woolworth. “Some of these recent past projects have field labor utilization goals requiring a certain percentage of the field crew be … female. These goals have raised awareness for the unions and ourselves that have helped put a focus on new female recruits.

Read the full article here. 

DebLindquistIn addition, one of Egan’s Senior Project Managers from our InterClad team, Deb Linquist, was featured in Glass Magazine’s article about women in construction. Way to go, Deb!

Tim Woolworth Promoted to Senior Vice President

Monday, December 15th, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (December 15, 2014) – Egan Company, a Brooklyn Park specialty contractor, announced that Vice President Tim Woolworth has been promoted to Senior Vice President. In this role, he is responsible for leading business operations for Egan’s InterClad specialty trade offering, which includes curtainwall, metal panels, specialty metals, and glass/glazing.

Woolworth has 35 years of experience working in the curtainwall/glass industry and has spent the last 11 years with Egan. He is currently on the Egan Company Board of Directors. His work on local projects has included the Minnesota Multipurpose Stadium, hotels, higher education, MSP airport, parking ramps, and healthcare facilities. He graduated from Des Moines Area Community College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is also an LEED Green Associate.

About Egan Company:

Egan Company is a specialty contractor that represents over 15 skilled trade unions serving virtually every infrastructure discipline in the industry. Core services include: electrical, mechanical, curtainwall/glass (InterClad), millwrights, controls and system integration, building automation, and service. Egan serves every stage of a building and provides in-house expertise in planning, design, engineering, construction, and maintenance. For more information about Egan Company and InterClad, visit

# # #

 Media Contact:

Jessica Johnson  //  //  763-595-4310

Egan appoints two new board members

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Minneapolis, MN (June 22, 2011) – Jim Malecha, Egan Company President & CEO, is pleased to announce that long time employees Jim Paul and Tim Woolworth have been named to the Egan Company Board of Directors.

“These two men possess deep experience, proven leadership skills, and a real passion for our business,” said Malecha. He also cited a vibrant energy along with a positive, “can do” attitude as strengths they bring to the board room table.

Jim Paul, who joined Egan in 1993, and had been running the company’s Service Group for the past seven years, will be taking over as Executive Vice President of the Mechanical Group on July 1, replacing Bill Marshall who is retiring.

Tim Woolworth, a 30-year glass veteran, joined Egan in 2003 and is the Vice President of InterClad, Egan’s curtainwall, glass and architectural metal company.

With a history dating back to 1945, Egan is one of the largest specialty contractors in the United States, employing approximately 600 people, and representing 18 trade unions in Minnesota. The company offers mechanical, electrical, plumbing, automation systems, controls, fire/life/safety, and curtainwall/glass construction and services. The Central Corridor Light Rail construction and Northrop Hall renovation projects are two current, highly watched, large scale construction projects where Egan is deeply involved.