30 Under 30: MAG founders Tevon Gill and Brydon March help make homes safe and sound

Mission-based MAG Smart Security and MAG Solar streamline access to renewable energy and home protection services

Tevon Gill and Brydon March | Ages: 28 and 27

Co-founders and managing partners, MAG Security Systems and MAG Solar

Life Story: When Tevon Gill and Brydon March were kids in Abbotsford, they dreamed up their first business venture together: a car dealership called MAG (“March and Gill”).

They had the entrepreneurial itch from an early age, but after graduating from the University of the Fraser Valley in business administration, they went their own ways. March served in sales, marketing and managerial roles at Telus, Shaw and ADT Security Services, while Gill led sales teams at Langley car dealership Preston GM and Edmonton marketing agency Exclusive Private Sale. 

Fast-forward to 2021, and boom: they’re business partners. “I came up to Brydon, like, ‘Hey, you know the security game, I know how to train and recruit… let’s do this,’” Gill recalls. 

They launched MAG Smart Security in Mission to provide home protection and monitoring services across Canada and the U.S., including the installation of cameras and alarm systems. With the help of their friend and VP of sales Manpreet Chhina, the business grew quickly, eventually becoming a Telus-authorized dealer.

In 2022, with over 250 five-star Google reviews, MAG Security was named New Business of the Year by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce. 

Smart energy seemed like the natural next step, says March: “ADT, Vivint, all of them started with security and solar was the next thing for them.” In 2023, after noticing some of their own salespeople shifting to solar, March and Gill launched a sister company, MAG Solar, to help homes run on sustainable energy.

Bottom Line: In 2022, MAG Security generated almost $3 million in sales. (“[Last year], I think we were at around $4 million,” adds March.) Funds from that company were used to set up Mission-based MAG Solar, which has an in-house team to support end-to-end solar panel installations and maintenance.

“We do still have a strong passion for vehicles,” March notes, “and one day, that’s what we’re going to be doing with the capital we’re getting from MAG Security and MAG Solar.”