Our Team

Jeff Augustine, owner, introducing A Better Home and discussing the importance of being a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

The team at A Better Home in Madison, WI


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 since been featured in Brava Magazine and The Wisconsin State Journal. In addition, Jeff is currently studying to become a certified Photovoltaic (solar panel) installer through the Midwest Renewable Energy Association.


Caitlin Bark, NCIDQ

Interior Designer


Caitlin grew up near a small town in southwestern Wisconsin, where she loved to rearrange and redesign her parent’s home. 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.

Caitlin holds an NCIDQ Certification, the industry’s highest standard of proficiency in interior design principles.

Caitlin joined the ABH team in the fall of 2016. She brings years of space planning experience and creative design solutions to the team, making each project special and interesting. She is detail-oriented with a great eye for color and pattern.

Amy Loring

Project Manager


excavation machine

Mario Adame

Carpentry Team

Mario is one of our excellent carpenters at A Better Home. He’s ready and willing to help in any way he can and is our “jack of all trades”. Mario enjoys working at ABH because of the relationships he’s built with his coworkers.

His favorite type of remodeling project is working on additions. He enjoys the hands-on work additions require and loves seeing the drastic change at the end of the project. Mario’s great work ethic is his biggest strength, often staying on the job site well past quitting time.

In his free time, Mario loves playing with his two dogs, napping and indulging in Italian food. 

Corey Loring, Vashon Jennings

Carpentry Team

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