GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Andy Jasper, Vice President of mechanical contractor Andy J. Egan Co. (Egan) has been named one of West Michigan’s “40 Under Forty Business Leaders.”
The Grand Rapids Business Journal, which administers the annual contest, selected Jasper from a record 171 nominees. Individuals are evaluated on business success, professional recognitions or awards, new endeavors, breaking stereotypes or new industry emergence. According the publication, this year’s 40 Under Forty Class included a greater number of individuals in the medical, health and construction industries, as well as new technologies, retail and service categories.
A special section of the Grand Rapids Business Journal included a brief bio on the award recipients. Jasper’s noted that his first job was sweeping the Egan shop floor at age 14. Now 33, Jasper spent nearly two decades working his way up through the family business and earning the trust and respect of employees along the way.
“I take a lot of pride in earning the company’s trust in the next generation taking over,” said Jasper. “We have many employees that have been with us for two to three decades, and they have no plans to leave Egan.”
On Monday, Oct 20 Jasper and the other award recipients were acknowledged for the contributions to the area. The special supplement to the Grand Rapids Business Journal can be read here: http://issuu.com/grbj/docs/40underforty2014/1.