meet the team
at prost builders

Vaughn Prost
President & Professional Engineer

Vaughn is a P.E. (Professional Engineer) and President of PROST BUILDERS in Columbia and Jefferson City. Paul Prost, Vaughn’s father, had the dream in 1949 to provide quality commercial construction to his clients. Jay Prost also joined the company and in 1990, Vaughn Prost took over the dream to ensure quality every day with his experienced staff.

Vaughn X. Prost Professional Licenses:

  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Missouri
  • Registered Professional Civil Engineer, State of California
  • Certified PV Installation Professional, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

Education:

  • M.S. Civil Engineering & Construction Management, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, Graduated 1974
  • Engineering Record Certified by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying
  • B.S Civil Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Graduated 1973 Cum Laude & Honors Scholar
Drew Wilde
Corporate Projects Vice President

Drew joined in 2017 and is Corporate Vice President, who mentors and oversees project operations and assists the estimating department. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Missouri State University and has been renovating and building since he was a teen. Drew’s extensive knowledge of construction helped him win awards from NAHB (National Home Builders Association) and ASC (Associated Schools of Construction) during college.

Cristina Saylor
Deputy Vice President of Projects

Cristina joined Prost Builders in 2023, bringing more than 18 years of experience in the A/E/C (Architect/Engineering/Construction) industry. Starting her career in a Kansas City based engineering firm, Cristina has experience working with clients in commercial, transportation, public, Federal, telecommunications and industrial markets. Since moving back to central Missouri in 2015 to be closer to family, Cristina has been focused on construction rather than design. She enjoys doing projects around her 1928 bungalow, antique shopping and reading.

Virginia Steiger
Public Outreach Vice President

Virginia joined Prost Builders in early 2022 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration from Columbia College in Columbia, MO. She creates and maintains company marketing materials, in addition to seeking new design-build and private owner build projects. She is actively involved in the community, is a member of several Chambers of Commerce, a member of various committees, as well as a member of REDI, SBCED, ACA Business Club, Rotary West in Jefferson City, and NAWIC (National Association of Women In Construction) Chapter 341. Virginia enjoys meeting new people and promoting solar for MoSolarApps (Missouri Solar Applications), which has been in business since 2008.

LeighAnn Fouts
Deputy Communication Vice President

LeighAnn joined Prost Builders in 2023 as Deputy Communication Vice President with several years of experience in Human Resources for both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Prost Builders, she worked at the Osage Beach Walmart as the Human Resources Manager and assisted over 260 associates in establishing their benefits, performing orientations, and managing the employment budget. LeighAnn also has 11 years of experience working for the State of Missouri in various positions and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurial Studies. 

LeighAnn has a son, Calias, and three English Bulldogs in her life, and enjoys riding her 2020 Harley Sportster 1200 with her boyfriend and experiencing the great outdoors, reading, and cooking. 

Thomas Lenox
Estimator/Construction Manager

Thomas is a Jefferson City native and has been immersed in the construction industry since he was a young man. He’s a Veteran of the United States Navy as a Mechanical Engineer and served 6 years forward deployed out of Sasebo, Japan during his service. Thomas then moved back to the US and worked in the construction industry for the past 21 years. He’s a Journeyman Bricklayer by trade and successfully owned and operated Lenox Masonry for 5 years. Thomas was also a former partner/owner of GNX Group that built roughly 30 spec homes in Mid-MO, while also working as PM and providing all the masonry work on projects with Lenox Masonry. He spent the last two years in St. Louis at a firm and gaining experience working on large-scale projects. Thomas and his wife have two daughters and two sons in Jefferson City, and he spends most of his time off involved in youth sports. As an avid hockey player growing up and playing for the Jefferson City Capitals team, Thomas has a love for all things hockey. 

Dave Bond
Project Coordinator

Dave joined Prost Builders in 2024 as a Project Coordinator. He has a strong background in the Quality Assurance/Quality Control field and began his career with Anderson Engineering in Springfield MO. Dave has worked on projects ranging from a simple driveway rehab on the MU campus, to new landfill construction in the mountains of Virginia. A native of Jefferson City, he graduated from Missouri State University and has worked in the construction industry for most of his life. In 2007 he worked as one of the lead inspectors in Greensburg KS when, after a massive tornado devastated the town, they vowed to rebuild as one of the first towns to follow the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) as seen in the documentary Greensburg. Dave has spent the last 9 years as the Quality Control Manager for CTS, a high-end manufacturer of rapid setting, cement based products. In his down time, Dave spends time with his two amazing daughters, on stage as an actor in local theatre, or fishing on the lake with his brothers. 

Jason Bias
Project Manager

Jason is a Columbia, MO native and a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. At the age of 6, Jason started working for his father picking up construction waste and learning other worksite skills. He has been involved with the Pre-engineered metal buildings for over 40 years and served in the United State Marine Corps for 6 years from 1992-1998. After he served, Jason ran his own construction company for the next 20 years before transitioning into project management with Prost Builders in 2021. He has a strong commitment to quality, safety, and timelines at work, but enjoys riding his motorcycle and traveling in his schedule.

James Sargent
Project Manager

James joined Prost Builders in 2023 as an Assistant Project Manager with several years of project management experience in residential construction across multiple markets.  He began his career in southern California in 1986 as a residential painter.  He became a Superintendent in 1997 running work for McMillin Properties and D.R. Horton.  In 2001, James and his wife Tina decided to move their family which included their two sons to O’Fallon, Missouri, to be closer to James’ parents and brother.  James continued his career as a Superintendent, Project Manager and Construction Manager for McBride Homes over a 12-year period.  He then accepted a position with Lombardo Homes as a Superintendent and worked the next eight years becoming their Area Construction Manager, and eventually as their Director of Construction for the Division.  In 2022, James and Tina decided to move to Jefferson City to be closer to their extended family and friends. James and Tina have been together since 1988 and just enjoy being together. They love to travel internationally, cook, garden and spend time with their two dogs Howard and Louis. 

Vincent Le Mond
Project Manager

Vincent started his journey in construction with Weathercraft, Inc. and Natsch & Company in Jefferson City, Mo, after he received his Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences/Architectural Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He’s a certified Project Manager Professional, Certified Job Order Contracting Professional, holds LEED Green Associate credentials, and is a National Levels Facilities Instructor. His background in Project/Construction Management, Facilities Planning, Design & Construction, and Contract Management from over 40 years of experience in both the private and public sectors is indicative of his vast experience in the construction field. Vincent has driven institutional/commercial growth through development with his exceptional project management of real property construction programs, inclusive of land development, building facilities, civil and road construction projects, specializing in Design/Build, Construction Manager at Risk, and Job Order Contracting methods. Vincent also has experience in historic restorations, facilities infrastructure, environmental, and new construction of industrial and commercial facilities, such as the Austin Bergstrom Infill Building and 5 new Austin Fire Stations in TX, housing facilities in Richmond, VA, Baltimore, MD, Charlotte, NC, and Fort Hood, TX, plus the Whitman Air Force Base B-2 Facility Upgrades and new construction of the University of Missouri Alumni Center and associated parking facility in MO. Vincent has returned to his hometown of Jefferson City, MO and is a proud alumnus of Jefferson City High School and Nichols Career Center. He also received his Eagle Scout Award as a Boy Scout in Troop 6 at Immaculate Conception Church and School in Jefferson City. 

Chris Windsor
Superintendent

Chris joined Prost Builders in July of 2022 as a superintendent. He followed in his father’s footsteps and became a Carpenter/Millwright soon after graduating from Jefferson City High School in 1986. After working with several different contractors throughout his career as a Carpenter, Chris began traveling outside of Missouri using his millwright and precision skills at several power plants across the country as a Lead Turbine Specialist. In 2022, he brought his past years of experience in concrete and carpentry work to Prost Builders as a Superintendent. Chris enjoys watching NASCAR, the Kansas City Chiefs, and enjoying a few cold beers in the company of his friends and wife, Pam. 

Ashley Rudd
Accounts Payable Manager

Ashley grew up in Fulton, Mo and obtained her degree in Accounting and Finance. She has worked in the accounting field for the State of Missouri since 2018. Ashley decided to come to Prost Builders and learn the private business side of accounting. She enjoys reading and going on rides in their side by side vehicle on trails in her spare time with her husband and children.

Rich Townlain
Property and Maintenance Manager

Rich joined in 2015 and is our Property Manager who oversees, maintains, and manages all leased property owned by PROST BUILDERS. He also assists our Missouri Solar Applications division in the installation of solar arrays.