About IVO

The co-founders, Bob and Eric started this software company in 2019 because we were frustrated with the information gap between the field and the office. We saw the need for an affordable user-friendly mobile solution for heavy civil construction companies to manage their operations in one software platform.

We both grew up in construction. Bob’s father ran a metal fabrication company that served the heavy civil market (bridge railings). Eric’s grandfather immigrated from Denmark and started an underground utility construction company, which his father still operates today. This is something we have a lifetime of experience in and truly care about helping make life easier and more profitable for our customers.

We help by providing processes and a single source of truth for everyone from senior management to truck drivers.  We understand construction operations biggest pain points which is why IVO’s software includes:

  • tracking equipment
  • dispatching/moving equipment between projects
  • equipment preventative maintenance
  • turning GPS/Telematics data into actionable information
  • project timecards and scheduling field crews

We complete all software development in-house, which allows us to incorporate user feedback to improve the software and add useful industry specific features.

Bob Lien


Howard has over 10 years of experience as an estimator, project manager & assistant equipment manager in the construction industry. He has led software integration projects for large construction companies. Industry experience and experience developing web applications for the construction industry has allowed IVO to develop applications that are easy to use and have the features you really need.

Eric Christensen, P.E., LMP, CST


Eric is a Professional Engineer and has over 10 years of experience in the construction industry. He previously served as senior estimator for one of the largest grading and road construction contractors in Wisconsin. Eric has experience at every level of management in the construction industry.