About Us

About Us

Kansas City’s design-build company specializing in fine new homes and remodels since 2006.

Principal Builders is a design-build company specializing in distinctive custom residential construction in the Kansas City area. Our expertise is in new construction and remodel of high quality custom residences.

The two partners, Wolfgang Trost and Bart Byard united their expertise in the fields of architecture and construction management to provide a professional process for their customers. This successful service is based on their desire to listen and understand their customers’ expectations; their ability to be creative in visualizing appropriate solutions; and their passion to provide knowledgeable and attentive service. Our budgeting process is open-book and transparent. This assures our customers receive great value.


Wolfgang Trost

Wolfgang Trost is an accomplished, well-known area architect with 30+ years of custom residential architecture experience. Wolfgang Trost Architects has provided quality residential and commercial design services throughout the region.


Bart Byard

Bart Byard has been building quality homes and remodels for nearly 20 years. Bart has earned the Certified Master Builder (CMB) and Certified Green Professional (CGP) designations from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).Green building logoBart Byard

Construction Services

Principal Builders’ design-build process has been thoughtfully developed to achieve these goals:

  • Quality construction with value in mind
  • Responsive and professional management practices
  •  Informed and involved customers

We strive to provide quality service:

  • Working with the best tradesmen, artisans and suppliers for the job
  • Carefully managing quality controls and costs
  • Organizing and maintaining accurate and detailed records
  •  Preparing homeowner selection and contractor work schedules
  • Helping homeowners in decision making and promoting a comfortable and enjoyable approach
    to the building process

Principal Builders is involved in all phases of the process, from design to completion and beyond. Our
goal is to provide our customers the dream project that exceeds their expectations.