Nearly 100 Years of Service

Andy J. Egan Co. was founded as a heating company in 1919 by Andy Egan. After Mr. Egan’s death in 1932, it was purchased by Harold Jasper. It has since grown to offer mechanical contracting, design, fabrication, controls and 24/7 service and is under the leadership of the third and fourth generations of the Jasper family.

Timeline

1919: Mr. Andy Egan founds his namesake company, offering coal-fired boilers, stokers and steam distribution systems.

1926: Harold Jasper becomes a Foreman at Egan.

1929: Andy J. Egan Co., Inc. is officially established as a corporation with Harold as Vice President.

1932: Andy Egan passes suddenly. Harold purchases the company from his widow.

1944: Harold’s son, Earl Jasper, begins working at Egan, eventually becoming President in 1967.

1960: Egan moves its longtime office from Bond Avenue to Winter Street and adds plumbing to its services.

1968: Grand Rapids Public Schools builds Union High School, the first in decades, and Egan provides mechanical services.

1970: Earl’s son, Tom Jasper, becomes the third generation in his family to join the company, becoming Egan’s President in 1990.

1982: Egan is the mechanical contractor on an iconic downtown project, the Amway Tower.

1985: Egan’s service division takes off, and the company begins expanding its services. Egan moves its office to Waldorf Court, but by 1998 has grown large enough to construct a new building on nearby Waldorf Street.

1997: Egan’s engineering department is established and begins offering Design-Build and Design-Assist services for projects such as the JW Marriott.

1999: Egan opens a fabrication shop in its current building, expanding twice to support new work.

2001: Having provided services to most of the buildings that shape the Grand Rapids skyline, Egan is the mechanical contractor on another iconic downtown project, the DeVos Convention Center. Egan implements Building Information Modeling, quickly becoming an industry leader on BIM.

2004: An acquisition adds a service and controls division, which includes an office in Kalamazoo. Egan further expands its turnkey services by offering sheet metal and insulation.

2008: Work begins on Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Egan’s largest project ever.

2009: The company completes its largest BIM project to date, the Van Andel Institute Phase II.

2010: Egan Food Technologies is founded as a sister company that offers food processing equipment.

2015: Having each worked in the family business in various roles, the fourth generation of Jaspers assumes executive positions. Tom Jasper becomes Egan’s Chairman. A third office opens in St. Joseph.

2016: Egan’s stakeholders acquire 3D Imaging Services, a construction technology solutions provider. This expands Egan’s services to include 3D laser scanning and other high resolution reality capture applications.