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 Services 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

    Chairman

    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, Inc.) in an effort to refocus their endeavors in 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 employees, clients, and the larger hydrocarbon industry. In 2016, Jon decided to reorganize and expand the current company to better meet the needs of its clients. 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

    President

    Brent Jasper returned to East Texas in 2016 to join Jasper Ventures 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 Jasper Ventures, 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.  He enjoys spending time with his wife Erin, and summer vacations in the mountains. Brent and Erin also keep themselves busy with their two young boys.
  • Carrie-Ann
    Jasper-Yearty

    Vice President
    of People

    Carrie-Ann currently serves as VP of People for Jasper Ventures, Inc and affiliated companies.  She joined the team in 2011 as the Business Manager for EPC, Inc. and in 2016, she returned to her human resources roots, taking the role of Vice President of Human Resources for the reorganized company, Jasper Ventures, Inc.  Prior to joining the family business, she spent the first sixteen years of her career in human resources management in manufacturing, financial services, and banking. She graduated from The University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, with honors, in 1995 and decided to return to school in 2013 to pursue her MBA 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 water – lake, pool, or beach, and spending time with her husband, kids, and extended family.
  • Kenny Cantrell

    Vice President
    of Operations

    Kenny joined the company in 2002 as the Drafting and Design Team Leader. In 2013, in addition to his leadership role, he accepted a role as a Project Manager so he could broaden his knowledge of the company and the industry. In 2016, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations, taking over the day-to-day operational responsibilities for engineering, project management, drafting and design, business development, procurement, and fabrication and assembly. Before he came to work at EPC, Inc./Jasper Ventures, Inc., 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-five 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 Shared Services

    Les Campbell is VP of Shared Services. His teams “keep the lights on” so Jasper Ventures can conduct its core business of engineering, designing, building, and installing world-class gas processing solutions.  His responsibilities include finance and accounting, procurement, marketing, and facilities management.  Les joined the Jasper Ventures executive team in the spring of 2017, when he relocated his family from the Austin area where he spent 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 and his teams apply many of those same principles, allowing Jasper Ventures to tune our strategic offerings and operations to meet the evolving needs of our customers.   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 11 years.
  • Kevin Strawbridge

    Vice President
    of Strategic Planning

    Kevin joined Jasper Ventures in April 2019 as Vice President of Strategic Planning to oversee the balance and alignment of processes, people and technology across the company to support the long-term growth and success of the business. Previously Kevin served in progressive operational roles across multiple businesses and industries. He started in public accounting with Deloitte, streamlined companies as a management consultant with PwC, and then transitioned into corporate roles with various companies. Most recently Kevin has served in senior operations and leadership roles as president for a division within a publicly traded company, president for a division of a company held by private equity, and as CEO of a large eCommerce software platform. Kevin received a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in accounting from the Texas A&M University Mays Business School as a member of the Professional Program. Outside of work, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife of 24 years and daughter and son that are still at home, along with his other daughter who is a freshman at Texas A&M. In addition, Kevin is an avid walker and traveler.