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Our Dedicated Team

At Veritas, our foundation is based on truth, and we are driven by the demands of our clients and our community.
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Johnny Koepp


The vanguard of our Veritas leadership, John “Johnny” Koepp is a born, raised, and community rooted business owner in Fort Worth. Extensive construction experience, forged character and values serving in the U.S army, and complimented by olympic level world wide wrestling excursions. Together Johnny and Austin are growing Veritas to be the premier restoration and construction company in his own hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. Combining charm, integrity, truth, and above all else a genuine dedication to putting the client and community first, you will want to have Johnny working on your project.
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Austin Ford

VP of Sales and Operations

Austin was born and raised in Tarrant County, with a long line of Texans in his family. He has over 10 years of experience in home services and construction and has been an entrepreneur for 25 years. He specializes in implementing business systems that produce a smooth client experience. When he’s not working, Austin enjoys spending quality time with his family and enjoying the outdoors with his daughter Trinity. As the VP of Sales and Operations, Austin continually strives to provide the best service possible to our customers.
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Cole Thornton

Construction Consultant

Cole has carried on the tradition of strong integrity throughout all his years of experience at Veritas. Cole vies to ensure that he brings every possible solution to the table and helps customers find the one that best fits their specific needs. Cole is a U.S. Navy Veteran with a degree in criminal justice from UNT. He currently lives in Fort Worth Texas with his wife Kylie and their son Wyatt.

Grant Boatwright


Grant came on board with Veritas in 2018. While working on Veritas’ systems and operations, Grant strives to encourage people to explore the wonders of God’s creation and push beyond their comfort zones toward a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Grant graduated from Texas A&M in 2006 with a degree in Recreation, Parks & Tourism, and gathered experience working with outdoor education in Alaska, Australia, Colorado, South America, New Zealand, New Mexico and Texas. Grant currently lives in Arlington, Texas, with his wife Jashley and son Dante.
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Freddy is a driven individual with a wealth of knowledge from years of construction experience. He has a passion for bringing the best possible service to our clients. Freddy loves the outdoors, country music, axe throwing, fishing, marksmanship, and spending time with his large family consisting of two loving parents, five sisters, and seventeen nieces and nephews. His positive attitude, strong bilingual communication skills, and determination make him a great asset to the team.

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Derek Long is a Christian father and stepfather of six children with number seven on the way. He is a DFW Texas native and has over 20 years of general construction experience. Outside of his professional career, Derek’s family gets most of his time. His church and favorite fishing hole get the rest. Derek has a wealth of useful knowledge and more importantly hilarious anecdotes for days to help explain it all to you in an entertaining way.
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Isaiah is an Air Force veteran, family man, and Christ follower. With his extensive experience in the military and history as a handyman, Isaiah has developed a strong work ethic and attention to detail that he brings to all aspects of his life. He enjoys spending time with his family, siblings and nephews. He is also an active member of his church and strives to reflect the love and compassion of Christ in all that he does.
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When Jacob is not repairing homes you will find him hunting or fishing nearby. Born and raised in the Carrollton area with eight other siblings. Growing up I got the itch to build and begin a contracting company at 17 years old. After doing home remodels for a few years he changed directions and pursued a career in personal development at Equinox as a trainer. Training has now moved back to hobby status and he is back to his roots in construction ready to help and serve the DFW residents affected by storm damages.
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Kaleb learned a variety of skilled trades growing up on a farm and enjoyed being a carpenter for over a year. Kaleb is never afraid of hard work and gets satisfaction from seeing the end result of happy clients on every project. In his free time, Kaleb enjoys riding motocross and playing golf.
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Micah Sherman is a dedicated family man with many years of experience in construction. He currently resides in Keller, Texas and he is the proud father of a baby boy named Miles and has been happily married to his beautiful wife Maggie Sherman since 2021. In his free time, Micah enjoys spending quality time with his family, playing golf, and participating in church activities as a member of Milestone Church.
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Shannon is a dedicated family man with a passion for construction. As a husband and father to a two-year-old daughter and another child on the way, Shannon prioritizes spending time with his loved ones. With seven years of experience in construction, Shannon has developed a deep knowledge and skill set in his field. He approaches his work with a strong work ethic and attention to detail, ensuring that each project is completed to the highest standard and every customer is 100% satisfied.

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