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The General Contractor: How to Be Great Success or Failure

Read The General Contractor: How to Achieve Success or Failure

What is your most important asset?

It is the one that takes years to build and just seconds to destroy...


Building Positive Character: 50 Tips on Empowerment, Overcoming, and Success

Read Building Positive Character and receive over 50 tips on Empowerment, Overcoming, and Success.

Why Some Have It and Others Don't

Over 50 Tips on Empowerment, Overcoming, and Success


Online Course: Presentation Skills That Win Contracts


Learn what it takes to win over your competition at face-to-face presentations for construction contracts.


About Joe

Motivational Speaker & Author

A high level of interest will get you to Good. Passion will get you to Great. Interest is Survival-Passion is Thriving. ~ Joe Egan

Business Speaking & Consulting

I speak at seminars, conferences, workshops, and events to help you gain an edge over the competition.

Online Courses

Presentation skills for those in the construction industry.  Visit


Joe rose from apprentice to ownership positions at several large construction companies. His responsibilities included business development, customer relations, contract negotiation and conflict resolution.

Currently, Joe is President of Egan Connection Inc., a construction consulting, coaching and training company and also President of Egan Publications Inc. for the authorship and publication of his two books: The General Contractor – How to be a Great Success or Failure and Building Positive Character – Over 50 Tips on Empowerment, Overcoming and Success. Joe is also an Adjunct Professor at Minnesota State University-School of Construction Management.

Joe is best known for being a good friend, embracing  opportunity and not afraid to take risk. He believes that success is not measured by the accumulation of material things but instead by the value you bring to yourself and others.

Speaking Events


Allina Health Systems
American Subcontractors Association
Associated General Contractors
Barnes & Noble Books
BWBR Architects
D.J. Kranz Construction Co.
Douglas Construction Co
EPS Buildings.
International Facilities Managers Association
J.F. Powers Construction Co.
J & L Steel Erectors
KFI Engineers
Knutson Construction Co.
KSTP Television
Kraus - Anderson Construction Co.
KTAK Radio
Lester Building Co.
Loeffler Construction Co.
Meredith Talent Agency
Minneapolis & St. Paul Builders Exchange
Minnesota Patriot Guard
Minnesota Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors
Minnesota State Fair
Minnesota State University
National Association of Women in Construction
Project Managers Institute
Salem Radio Network (SRN)
Simpliv Online Learning
Twin Cities Healthcare Engineers
United States Air Force
United States Army

Book Store

Building Positive Character: 50 Tips on Empowerment, Overcoming, and Success

Your personality is your distinctive group of emotional traits. It is who you are. Character is what you do with yourself. Character is about morals and ethics; it’s what you do even when no one is looking. Combining personality and character is to join thinking and doing. This book combines the thinking personality with character’s doing to help you successfully navigate everyday events, emotions, and reactions.

The General Contractor: How to Achieve Success or Failure

A contractor’s success hinges around their most important asset: the customer relationship. With decades of experience in the construction industry, author Joe Egan rose from apprentice to senior management and ownership positions at several large construction companies. Learn from his decades of experience in witnessing the building and destruction of that fragile bond between the contractor, employees and customers.

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Joe Egan

5435 Ximines Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55442, US

PH: (763) 913-6075 Egan Publications Inc., Plymouth, MN


Monday - Friday: By appointment

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed