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 10 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.

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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
CEO
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.
“The big rug in our living room is my favorite spot in our home. It is a cozy place where we get together every night to hang out, discuss, debate, play games, and be creative!”
Kristina Waltrip
VP Finance
Kristina is the head of Accounting, People Operations, and Finance. As one of the first executive team members at Modernize, she joined the company in 2011 to build the accounting team from the ground up.

The intelligent, motivating people and the constant innovation inspires her.
“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.
“We have an open concept kitchen/living/dining area that everyone congregates and socializes in. It’s definitely where we spend most of our time.”
Seth Wilde
VP Marketing
Seth leads the Marketing Department and uses online marketing to drive over a million visitors a month to our web properties. He started at Modernize after hearing about the company’s growth potential back in 2012.

Seth loves data, A/B testing and working with smart, like-minded individuals.
“We have a rocking chair in my home that’s my favorite spot to rock my two-year-old to sleep, and it doubles as a place where I can relax.”
Mike Grossman
VP Sales + Account Management
Mike is the VP of Sales and Account Management at Modernize. He and his team drive revenue and cultivate a positive experience between the homeowners and contractors.

Mike is inspired by the impressive character of the people at Modernize. They’re smart, enthusiastic, intelligent, and fun, which makes it an inspiring place for him to work.
“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 of 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.