On March 9, 2016 Deloitte announced the winners of the 2015 Canada's Best Managed Companies awards program. STEP Energy Services was selected as one of the award winners and recognized among an elite group of Canadian owned and managed companies that have demonstrated outstanding leadership, commitment to their business strategy and achieved sustainable growth.
Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel on overall business performance, including leadership, strategy, core competencies, cross-functional collaboration throughout organization, and talent. The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.
Alberta Venture’s annual list of “Fast Growth 50” companies has been released for 2015 and STEP Energy Services was ranked as the second fastest growing company in the province. For the past 15 years, the Fast Growth 50 program has been the most prominent ranking of Albertan businesses with significant growth in revenue, assets, capital expenditures and employees over a three-year period. Produced by Alberta Venture magazine, this program is one of the most recognized business rankings in the province.
On Wednesday, September 23, STEP was announced as a winner in the 2015 Top Safety Culture™ Awards, Large Enterprises category for the second year in a row. The Top Safety Cultures™ awards program is intended to promote safer workplaces and enhanced organizational cultures for employees, their family members, and their communities across Canada. STEP scored higher than the industry average in every category: Employee Feedback, Safety Practices, and Safety Incidents, again solidifying STEP as a leader in safety in the workplace.
In September 2015, STEP made the Venture 250 list of the province's biggest money-makers for the 2014 fiscal year. Based solely on revenue, STEP came in at number 173 out of 250 organizations from varying industries across the province.
At the beginning of June, STEP was announced as one of Alberta Oil’s Biggest Oil, Gas, Midstream and Service Companies of the year. Based on revenue, STEP ranked as number 125 out of 200 on the list and saw a 65 per cent jump in revenue from 2013 to 2014.
On May 21, at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Service Awards & Volunteer Appreciation Reception, STEP was presented with one of four corporate awards from the organizations’ Calgary section. The Company received an award for Innovative Project Excellence for the work they did in conjunction with NCS Multistage (NCS) where 84 individual slickwater fracs were successfully placed – a Canadian stage count record for both companies. The SPE Calgary Section was established in 1955 and has been handing out individual service recognition awards since 2009. 2015 marks the first year of the corporate awards.
Regan Davis, Steve Glanville and Bailey Epp, the trio that founded STEP Energy Services, were announced as winners of the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in the Emerging Entrepreneur category on October 16, 2014. In its twenty-first year, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award program honours Canada’s most impressive entrepreneurs. The Emerging Entrepreneur category recognizes companies that are less than five years old, and have demonstrated a solid business strategy, successful growth, and an outstanding corporate culture.
At STEP Energy Services, we are proud of our unique corporate culture. It’s what sets us apart from the competition and has helped us quickly become one of the fastest growing service companies in the energy industry. We are focused on providing a level of client service that hasn’t been seen before.
" (The STEP) team’s professionalism, problem solving and willingness to work collaboratively [is] a major differentiator and the bundling of both coil and frac led to efficiencies for [us] in the completions process. "
"I was thoroughly impressed by the rigorous pre-planning that was done by STEP’s engineers and their commitment to the project. Thanks to STEP’s deep coiled tubing equipment and operations team, we were able to accomplish what most people in the industry didn’t think was possible."
"STEP has shown a strong safety culture. Supervisors are well informed on policies and procedures and have shown good leadership during problem solving. Frequent field visits from company leadership gives them opportunity to develop personal relationships with crews."
"I would like to sincerely thank Mike Burvill and the entire team at STEP for their tireless work and dedication towards completing this well. I was impressed by their entire team, who assisted us day and night in the execution of this completion program."
“I have been in this industry for six years and I always look forward to working with this company as I know the crews will be wonderful. I can't express to you the extent this makes me feel welcome, supported and safe to preform my job."
“Thank you for having a great nitrogen crew with us in Buick Creek, BC this past week. They did a great job and are very personable employees… Great job.“
"STEP is a competitive, performance oriented company with the right core values in safety and efficiency. Their team of professionals have helped deliver our pursuit of Goal Zero in an environment that looks for opportunities to create value for their customers. They have great people and solid equipment to service our needs in the Montney.”
"This really comes as no surprise. STEP not only preaches safety, but they practice it with pride. Every crew I have worked with has demonstrated this over and over again."
"[STEP has] addressed the challenges of long, deep horizontal wells and has built a first-class team to run built-for-purpose equipment that helps the producer deal with the milling difficulties in these long reach wells. They are a quality operation."
"Recently, STEP Energy Services was called out to perform a milling operation on one of my wells. This well was technically challenging due to depth, trajectory and wellbore pressures. Once on location, STEP’s technical professionals performed the rig up and execution of the proposed job flawlessly. I was truly impressed with both the crews safety culture and purpose built equipment. I will not hesitate to call STEP back in the future for my coiled tubing needs."
"Thanks to the [STEP] crew for doing an excellent job on site this past weekend. The crew went above and beyond and I was very pleased with their performance. I’d gladly take that crew back any time."