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We’re bringing home improvement into the modern age.

Together, let’s make your house into your dream home.

At Modernize, it’s our goal to offer the best resources to bring your home upgrades to life. We do this by providing quality educational content to inspire ideas, and by connecting you with our network of industry-leading contractors to get projects done.

Home improvement is all about having the right tools, and we’ve got you covered.

A look at our foundation…

Requests for job quotes

Contractor appointments

Finished projects

Home upgrade help you can count on. Sustainability you can take pride in.

Over the past 15 years, we’ve built a network of the most professional, trustworthy contractors across the country. We only recommend those who will see a project through to its finish, and who want things built just as well as you do.

Our contractor partners also share our focus on making things energy efficient. Through sustainable home improvements like solar panels, better windows, and upgraded roofing—they help with remodeling ideas that don’t just increase your home’s look and value, they give back too.

We’ve gotten our hands dirty too.
It’s what makes us good partners.

The Modernize crew is made up of homeowners with big dreams for our own spaces, and we’ve experienced firsthand what it’s like to make a house into a home. That guides us to make Modernize the best place to help you maintain and improve your home. Think of us as a helping hand for your next big project.

Have a home improvement story? We’d love to hear it

Meet the Executive Team

Based in Austin, TX right in the heart of downtown where we get to enjoy everything this wonderful city has to offer, the Modernize Family is made up of a close-knit group of talented individuals set on making the home improvement experience better.

Interested in joining us?
Check out our current openings.

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“The kitchen table is my favorite spot in my home. It's a communal spot where everyone in the family can converse with each other - it's the focal point of the home.”
Jason Polka
Before founding Modernize, Jason owned a large home improvement company in the Bay Area. After being introduced to digital marketing, he saw a business opportunity of bridging the gap between contractors and homeowners. Jason manages the company’s overall direction and is always pushing for the company to perform at its best.

Jason is inspired by the people at Modernize and the opportunity to dominate the industry.
“My favorite spot at home is my backyard where I can hang out with the family as well as look at and listen to the sights and sounds of nature.”
Bob Bearden
Bob leads the charge on the finance, accounting, and strategic growth areas of Modernize. He comes to Modernize with more than 20 years of finance and operations experience and has held CFO positions at several public and privately held companies in an impressive collection of consumer-centric technology industries.

He is inspired to see every team's effort in adding tremendous value for homeowners and contractors. It's very rewarding to be part of the team's success.
“The patio and splash pad is usually where the family hangs out most of the time. I enjoy hanging out with my family there.”
Jarod Halpain
VP Business Intelligence
Jarod’s focus is leading the Business Intelligence efforts as Modernize’s first VP of Business Intelligence, and he’s also one of the company’s original Austin team members.

He is inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit, and the collaboration of the people here at Modernize.
“My favorite place is my back deck overlooking a dry creek with no neighbors in sight.. grill going and a bottle of Bordeaux!”
Alan Godfrey
EVP Corporate
 Development / Customer
Alan leads our Corporate Development initiatives and Customer Success team. He is responsible for developing relationships with strategic partners in the home improvement ecosystem and driving customer delight and value through the delivery of Modernize products and services.

He is inspired by our Customers who are looking to grow their revenues and profits while creating exceptional homeowner experiences.
“Probably my vegetable garden. I enjoy the 3 growing seasons we get in Austin, which along with my chickens enable me to feed our family and neighbors with lots of vegetables and eggs.”
Andy Michaelis
VP Engineering
Andy heads up the Engineering team, which is responsible for the technical vision and support of our internal and external systems.

He’s been following Modernize and its success for several years. He was inspired by the culture, growth, and passion for hiring the best which drove him to want to work here.
“My kitchen, that is where I work my magic...”
Mark Bartholome
VP Homeowner Success
Mark and his team focus on connecting with homeowners in order to help them through the home improvement process.

To improve this process by creating new opportunities for positive impact is what gets Mark up in the mornings.
“The big cozy rug in our living room is my favorite spot in our house! It is where we laugh, play games, debate, create, and be…together!”
Kristina Waltrip
VP People Operations
Kristina is the head of People Operations at Modernize. As one of the first members of the executive team, she originally joined the company in 2011 to build the accounting team from the ground up.

She continues to be motivated by the intelligent and creative people that contribute to Modernize's amazing working environment and 'A+' homeowner experience.