Equal partners Joe and Travis bring their individually diverse and complimentary skills together to keep Catalyst at the leading edge of building. Joe is most noted for his exceptional mastery of fine carpentry and finishes combined with his business savvy, gift for numeric recall, and patience. Travis focuses his attention on design and building science while bringing a broad knowledge and dynamic effort to each of the building trades.
Joe Cook began his work in the building trades over a decade ago. He began by mastering the application of fine finishes on custom trims, cabinets, floors and walls. Having run a successful painting business he continued to expand his building vocabulary to include all crafts including framing, trim, electrical and tile work while remodeling some of the more luxurious homes in the Mission Hills and Country Club Plaza neighborhoods. His work has been seen in Architectural Digest and on the Parade of Homes tour of Kansas City. Joe has honed his skills in business over a career of working face to face with clients, architects, and subcontractors to achieve fantastic results. Prior to founding Catalyst, he most recently brought his attention to detail to numerous residential communities of south Johnson County as a Project Manager for Tom French Construction.
Travis Brungardt brings his tireless work ethic and passion for problem solving through design to every project he undertakes. Having begun his remodeling career working with Faltermeier Construction in Shawnee, KS he was fortunate to learn each of the building trades as they rarely subcontracted work. After growing accustomed to having his hands on every phase of the job, Travis continues to bring this level of commitment to each project. He takes great pleasure in all aspects of construction and is at his best at both designing and building custom cabinetry or redesigning an interior layout. Prior to forming Catalyst he spent four years as a Project Manager for Tom French Construction where he built more than 30 townhomes and 20 patio homes.