Trevor (Trev) Styan

Trevor Styan

Co-founder and GM

AGE: 28

COMPANY: Northern Civil Energy Inc.

The Story: Trev Styan, the Quesnel-born co-founder of Northern Civil Energy, grew up in a family that, along with actively supporting his early love of design and construction, provided him with a great entrepreneurial role model. Both Styan’s father and his stepfather encouraged and helped him to design and build anything he wanted, while his Uncle Mike, who owns an excavating company, provided him with his first paying job when he was 12 years old. In 2011, armed with a diploma in mechanical engineering from BCIT—and after four years spent working for his uncle—Styan co-founded, along with two partners, Northern Civil Energy: a full engineering, procurement and construction contractor based in Nanaimo. Past and present clients include BC Hydro, Yukon Energy Corporation and ATCO Electric.

Markers of Success: Originally the plan was to complete just three to four projects a year, but Northern Civil Energy’s growth has been swift: the company has completed 40 projects over the past four years, and annual gross revenues are approximately $40 million. —Alix Drabek

Meet Trev Styan and the rest of the 2015 30 Under 30 winners at this year’s celebration event!