About

For over 40 years, Jon Jasper has been passionate about solving problems within the hydrocarbon industry. In 1992, this passion, and his belief that he could solve these problems better than anyone else, led him to the creation of Engineering, Procurement & Construction, Inc (EPC). As a company, we realize organizations must continually adapt in order to survive and remain profitable in the long term, so in 2016 EPC restructured the current organization to gain a stronger foothold for the future and to expand into new lines of business:

  • Veritas Gas Processing provides engineering, design, fabrication, and assembly of cryogenic gas processing plants, NGL fractionation, crude oil stabilization, and other midstream related processing equipment. In the past decade, the owners of Veritas have been invovled in the engineering and design, fabrication and assembly, and installation of over 30 projects.

  • Vulcan Field Construction delivers expert project management and installation teams to complete the construction, commissioning, and start-up of Veritas-designed and fabricated cryogenic gas processing plants, as well as project management and installation teams for other gas processing plant projects.

  • Vanguard Processing Solutions offers specialized staffing services, including cryogenic plant operators, mechanics, and instrumentation and electrical technicians, for operating Veritas-designed and fabricated cryogenic gas processing plants. Our team engineers and designs the highest quality plants and knows them better than anyone else, making us the perfect operating partner.

  • Viking Dew Point Conditioning provides mechanical refrigeration units (MRU's) to clients looking for a leasing option to reduce the hydrocarbon dew point of gas to meet pipeline specifications. Our team of professionals reviews inlet gas analyses and conditions, performs process simulations, and determines the right equipment to meet our clients' specifications.

  • Our
    Vision

    We are a Christ-centered family of companies creating unparalleled value for employees, clients and communities.

  • Our
    Mission

    We serve the midstream oil and gas industry by providing customized, cost-effective, full-service solutions in the areas of engineering, design, construction, installation, operations and leasing.

  • Our
    Values

    Integrity – We are devoted to honest and transparent business practices.

    Service – We cultivate a spirit of service toward one another, our clients and our community.

    Excellence – We strive to do things right the first time.

    Responsiveness – We address needs and react quickly.

    Innovation – We promote creative thinking, imaginative solutions and continuous learning.

    Ownership – We encourage every employee to think like an owner.

  • Critical
    Success
    Factors

    Right people – We recruit, maintain and develop a highly motivated, specialized team.

    Client Focused – We provide high-quality, customized solutions to our clients.

    Collaboration – We work together to identify and leverage synergistic activity.

    Efficiency – We pursue opportunities to accomplish our mission without wasting materials, time, energy or money – and we pass those savings on to our clients.

    Compliance – We abide by industry standards and regulations, with an emphasis on safety.

    Right partners – We align ourselves with business and community partners that share our values.

Executive Management

  • Jon Jasper

    President and Owner,
    Jasper Ventures Inc.

    Jon began his career in 1970, after graduating with honors in his chemical engineering class at the University of Kentucky. After being heavily recruited by Exxon, he went to work for their East Texas production division, Humble Oil Company, where he worked for six years. After Exxon, Jon worked for several engineering and construction companies including The Randall Corporation, F.P. Ross, Refrigeration Engineering Company (RECO), and PetroFac, Inc., which brought him back to East Texas where his career began. In March 1992, he and long-time friend, Charles Lassiter founded Engineering, Procurement & Construction, Inc. (EPC) in an effort to refocus their efforts on the domestic engineering and gas plant construction business. After nearly forty years in the industry, Charles retired in June 2011, but Jon still enjoys his work and feels he has much to contribute to EPC employees, clients, and the larger hydrocarbon industry. He hopes to remain active in the gas plant engineering and construction business for as long as possible. In his leisure time, Jon enjoys reading, watching Kentucky Wildcat basketball, and spending time at the lake with his wife, children, grandchildren, and dogs.
  • Brent Jasper

    Vice President
    of Finance

    Brent Jasper returned to East Texas in 2016 to join EPC after residing in the Dallas area for the previous 15 years. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a Major in Accounting from Southwest Texas State University in 2000. While in Dallas, Brent worked in a variety of industries including professional sports, automotive, commercial construction, and oil and gas. Prior to joining EPC, Brent spent 9 years with Shelby Resource Management Corporation where he oversaw all accounting and administration functions for the Shelby family’s businesses, which included gas gathering and E&P activities. Brent is passionate about his faith in Jesus Christ, and he enjoys spending time with his wife and summer vacations in the mountains. Brent and his wife are expecting a new addition to their family in 2016.
  • Carrie-Ann
    Jasper-Yearty

    Vice President
    of Human Resources

    Carrie-Ann Jasper-Yearty joined the EPC team in 2011 as the Business Manager, following the retirement of Mr. Jasper's former business partner. Prior to coming to EPC, she spent the first sixteen years of her career in human resources management in manufacturing, financial services, and banking. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, with honors, in 1995 and decided to return to school in 2013 to pursue her MBA in order to better manage her responsibilities at EPC. In 2015, Carrie-Ann obtained her Master of Business Administration Degree from The University of Texas at Tyler, graduating Summa cum laude. Carrie-Ann enjoys the lake, spending time with her family, and reading.
  • Kenny Cantrell

    Vice President
    of Operations

    Kenny joined EPC in 2002 as the Drafting & Design Team Leader. In 2013, he also accepted a role as a project manager. He has overall responsibilities for EPC’s drafting and design activities, as well as responsibilities in project management, proposals, estimating, and procurement. Before coming to EPC, Kenny was with PetroFac, Inc. as Senior Piping Designer for eleven years, having worked in all disciplines of the design and drafting group before traveling to the United Arab Emirates and coordinating the drafting department for PetroFac, International. Kenny has over twenty-four years of experience in the design and construction of oil and gas facilities. In his leisure time, Kenny enjoys spending time with his family, refereeing high school football, and watching his sons play a variety of sports.
  • Les Campbell

    Vice President
    of Strategic Planning

    Les is the most recent addition to the Jasper Ventures executive team joining as VP of Strategic Planning in spring 2017.  He recently re-located his family to East Texas from the Austin area where he spent the vast majority of the past 17 years working in the services business unit for Dell Technologies.  His responsibilities there spanned multiple functions, but perhaps most notably he was responsible for driving continuous process improvement allowing for scale and efficiency gains within the field service business.  Les will apply many of those same principles allowing Jasper Ventures to tune our strategic offerings and operations to meet the evolving needs of our customers as we move forward.   Les earned his BS in Mathematics from Wake Forest University in 1990 and his MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997.   When not in the office Les can be found at the golf course, on a baseball field or home with his 3 kids and wife of 10 years.

Process Engineering & Project Management

  • John Dunlap, PE

    Senior Process Engineer

    John is responsible for designing facilities utilizing computer process simulators, developing P&ID’s, equipment sizing/ratings, participating in HAZOP reviews, and writing startup and operating manuals. Prior to joining the team at EPC, Inc./ Jasper Ventures, Inc. in 2005, he was responsible for providing technical support for all of Crosstex Energy Services, LP gas processing assets in Texas, including managing a 60 MMSCFD cryogenic plant expansion . He began his career in 1983 with Warren Petroleum Company, which was subsequently acquired by Dynegy, where he held a variety of operations and engineering positions at numerous locations in Texas and Oklahoma. John earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Missouri-Rolla. He has been a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Oklahoma since 1990.
  • Duane Morrow

    Senior Process Engineer

    Duane joined the team in 2016 and has over a decade of experience in research and development, operations, instrumentation, controls, analysis, and patenting of new technologies for clients. He spent several years in process simulation development and a few years as an engineering project manager designing and managing the fabrication of commercial sized chemical facilities. Duane received a bachelor of science in engineering, with honors in chemical engineering from the University of Iowa in 1995. He is a veteran that served in the US Naval Submarine Force onboard an operational SSBN, in the US Air National Guard in an active A-10 squadron and enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing, and home brewing.
  • Pat Brown

    Manager of Project Managers/Senior Mechanical Engineer

    Pat joined the team in 2012 to act as project manager and perform various mechanical engineering duties. Pat has over ten years of mechanical engineering experience in the oil and gas industry while working primarily for Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) and has managed projects in his current role ranging from small MRUs to 200 MMSCFD cryogenic plants. Pat earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from LeTourneau University in 2002 and is currently seeking a Masters of Engineering Management Degree with a focus in Oil and Gas from LeTourneau University. In his free time, Pat enjoys relaxing with family, teaching Sunday School, volunteering, and watching the Texas Rangers (most of the time).
  • Mark Whitt

    Project Manager

    Mark is a project manager with over thirty-five years in the petroleum industry. Mark has a background in instrumentation, controls, operations, and served many years as a supervisor for an engineering and design group. Mark has worked in refineries, gas treating units, sulfur plants, and with proprietary technologies. Mark has worked with most of the major petroleum companies and his work has taken him to many different countries throughout the world. Mark enjoys antique cars and performance driving
  • Darrell Petty

    Project Manager/ Senior Mechanical Engineer

    In 2016, Darrell joined the company to serve as project manager and assist with mechanical engineering duties. Darrell earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2006. Darrell gain 10 years of mechanical engineering experience in the oil & gas industry while working for Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I). Darrell has worked with many of the major oil and gas companies on projects from design to construction. Darrell is passionate about his faith, loves spending time with his wife and kids, and enjoys the outdoors.
  • Shae Anderson

    Project Manager

    Shae began his full-time career in 2003 at Vertex Communications as a project engineer directly after graduating with honors from Letourneau University with a B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering. Through his eleven-year tenure at Vertex Communications (which was eventually acquired by General Dynamics Corp.), he led multi-disciplinary teams in the development, manufacture, and installation of satellite antenna terminals, which were principally used by the US armed forces. In 2014 he left the communications business and entered the same field in which his father and grandfather had spent their professional lives – oil & gas. He worked with DCP Midstream as a project and asset engineer at their Carthage facility of six plants and nearly 900 MMSCFD of processing capacity. In 2017, after more than 3 1/2 years in gas plant operations, Shae joined the team at Jasper Ventures, Inc. as a project manager. Shae is a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ, enjoys spending time with his wife, daughters, and immediate family, working in his machine shop, playing guitar, and being a part of pretty much any sport involving a ball, water or snow.

Shop & Field Management

  • Shawn Forgy

    Project Construction Manager

    Shawn began working for EPC, Inc./ Jasper Ventures, Inc. in 2013 overseeing the fabrication and assembly shop in White Oak. As the company expanded in 2016, so did Shawn’s role, as he now oversees all of Jasper Venture’s fabrication and assembly shops in Troup and White Oak as well as leading all Vulcan Field Construction. He has more than twenty years of experience in petrochemical, pulp and paper, power plant, and gas plant construction. Shawn was previously employed by Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) where he was directly involved in the modular construction of hydrogen reformers, sulfur recovery plants, LNG terminals, and cryogenic gas processing plants. Shawn has an extensive background in boiler and pressure vessel fabrication and has been an AWS Certified Welding Inspector and an ASME Authorized Inspector. Shawn enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing.
  • Mike Shipley

    Instrumentation and Electrical Manager

    With more than twenty years of experience in the industry, Mike is responsible for PLC development for our gas plants and electrical portions of PLC Wonderware Development and Drawing Packages. He also serves as the startup technician on most EPC plant projects. Mike started his career as an operator in an anhydrous ammonia plant, then worked for over ten years as an instrument technician for the same company. He eventually transitioned his focus to natural gas processing plant contract work. As a contractor, he participated in a project in China, acting as an instrumentation trainer for an on- and off-shore production platform for local technicians. In his ten years as a natural gas plant contractor, Mike performed a wide range of services including new installations, PLC automation maintenance and electrical, and instrumentation training. Mike enjoys playing his guitar in his spare time.