Leadership Team

Steve Hardwick, CEO

Steve Hardwick was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of C&G Energy Services in November 2018.

As a C-level energy industry executive with over 25 years of experience, Steve has provided the steady leadership, insight, and dedication needed to lead a variety of businesses to the next level of success. In his prior role as the Founder and CEO of FormWater LLC, Steve was successful in providing sustainable, responsible, and economically alternative solutions for managing increasing volumes of produced formation water.

Steve’s previous executive leadership positions include CEO of MissionWEST LLC; President of the Americas business for Swire Oilfield Services; and 15+-years with Tetra Technologies, culminating in the role of Global Vice President of Business Development. Steve’s early-career position with the Houston Domestic Oil Company provided him the opportunity to gain and expand his experience in production facilities and oil & gas wells. Steve earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University.


Andy Stephens, CFO

Andy Stephens is a 35 year energy veteran having worked as a financial executive for some of the largest energy services players in the industry including Halliburton, Nabors Industries and Tetra Technologies.

Prior to joining C&G Energy Services, Mr. Stephens co-founded two private equity ventures,  maxSWD LLC, a chemical solutions provider and WaterBridge Resources LLC, a midstream water business.  Mr. Stephens holds an MBA from Duke University and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.


Luke Nisius, Operations

Luke joined C&G Energy Services in 2009 and served as Vice President of Business Development until 2013.

He now serves as the Vice President of Operations and is responsible for purchasing, logistics and new business origination, as well as managing the company’s entire fleet of rental equipment. Luke began his career as an apprentice electrician in 2001 with Tracer Construction, a division of Tyco Thermal Controls, and joined C&G as a General Electrician eight years later. In 2010 Luke became Regional Manager of the company’s operations in North Dakota and Montana and in 2012 transitioned into the Operations Manager role before assuming the VP role he holds today. Luke attended Bemidji State University for Electrical Engineering and holds a Journeyman License from the State of Minnesota.


Faith Knight, HR Manager

 Faith Knight joined C&G Energy Services in 2019 as the HR Manager.  Faith has over 15 years experience in human resources and has worked for several oilfield service companies in both North Dakota and Texas.

Faith has assisted clients with strategically integrating effective HR processes, programs, and practices into their daily operations. She delivered critical support and solutions to her clients that created efficiencies, cost savings, and promoted compliance to state and federal regulations.