Our Team

Jeff Augustine

Jeff Augustine

Owner/Project Manager

Established in the fall of 1999 and based in Madison, Wisconsin, A Better Home is a full-service design and remodeling company owned and operated by Jeff Augustine.

Working with his family on their own house in the early 70’s as a child, Jeff had gained experience installing sub-flooring (with grandpa’s help), mixing concrete, and hauling lumber. He put himself through college working for a small Madison remodeling company as a crewman and has been involved with the Madison remodeling industry since 1998. His work has been featured in Brava Magazine and The Wisconsin State Journal. Jeff is currently studying to become a certified Photovoltaic (solar panel) installer through the Midwest Renewable Energy Association.

Jeff BoxwellJeff Boxwell, CLC

Lead Carpenter

Jeff grew up in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, where he started working for his uncle’s remodeling firm as a teenager, where he continued to work full time after college. He has since been in the remodeling industry for over 24 years in larger metro areas of Washington DC and Chicago.

Jeff became a certified Lead Carpenter in 2005. Jeff has completed OSHA Safety Training, and is RRP Certified.

He brings his quality construction skills and experience to the team, making sure every project is built with integrity and high quality craftsmanship that will last for years to come.

Caitlin BarkCaitlin Bark

Interior Designer

Caitlin grew up near a small town in southwestern Wisconsin. As a little girl she loved rearranging and painting her bedroom. Caitlin attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Interior Design program. She was awarded numerous awards for her designs and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design in 2009. She then worked in the retail design industry for over 6 years, designing store layouts and furniture vignettes.

Caitlin brings years of space planning experience and creative design solutions to the team, making each project special and interesting. She is detail-oriented and has a great eye for color and pattern. 


Justin Weise

Justin Weise


Justin was born and raised in Wisconsin. From a very young age he has loved the outdoors and exploring new environments. He has held a variety of positions including siding installer, custom cabinet maker, painter and road construction worker. Being innovative is an innate quality of Justin’s that has proven itself throughout the years. In addition to making numerous mini-inventions, Justin helped develop and now holds a U.S. Patent on the Krysalis Hammock Tent. Justin uses his innovation and problem-solving skills in the remodeling field to come up with unique solutions for our clients. With 20 years of remodeling experience, Justin brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to every job he works on.

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