Evo Studios President John McKown
Hello, and Welcome to our Website!
We are excited that you want to learn more about us, and we hope to have the opportunity to work with you with you and your website project.
We have a long company history, going all the way back to 1997 when my family and I first built a datacenter and a website hosting business from the ground-up in the small USA State of Delaware. With the opportunities and flexibility that the latest cloud technology gives us, we realized we could operate from anywere in the USA.
So we relocated our business to Denver, Colorado and we are currently hiring new team members in the Denver area.
The technology and business climate here in Denver is much better that it ever was in Delaware, and this is helping us to grow.
Business is good, and we have a loyal (and growing) customer base from across North America and Canada.
We have found success in building websites for cities, utility companies, associations, fire and water districts, and of course small businesses.
Municipalities that are checkint us out should see our online portfolio at www.evogov.com .
Don't Settle for WordPress or Joomla for your website!
If there is one piece of advice I would like to give our small business customers, is to stay away from Wordpress and Joomla for your website.
Our cloud platform ( www.evo.cloud ) makes it easier than ever to upgrade your website to become mobile-ready, for a fraction of the cost of other companies.
Now you can have a website that is as easy as WordPress or Joomla to manage, without all of their risks. There are even templates to save on design costs.
Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about our services or offerings.
Thanks again for checking us out.
Evo Studios, Inc. is an American-owned Colorado corporation (C Corp) based near Denver, Colorado.
The majority shareholder is John McKown, the President of the company.
1997-1999 the Beginning
The story of our company began in 1997, when John and his family first formed a regional IT and datacenter services company named Delaware.Net, Inc. , based in Dover, Delaware. That corporation still services clients from across the country today. This company specialized in Internet access, hosting, local IT support, dedicated servers, and website design. At this stage the company was very much a local IT company.
1999-2000 Web Services Begin to Form
The company began to move away from commodity services (such as internet access and shared hosting) to focus on; IT services, website design, and application development.
2001 - John McKown Becomes President
Our parent company at the time was sold to Lexis Nexis, a large worldwide organization that services the legal industry. John McKown became the primary shareholder of Delaware.Net, Inc., and legacy services began to be replaced with modern web services.
2001 - Launch of Datacenter
We built a dedicated datacenter with fiber optic Internet connectivity, and dedicated power and cooling systems. In 2001 we launched our first website Content Management System (CMS) and Ecommerce systems, before CMS was even a household word. We began to scale our website development and application hosting business using our own software. Many local companies brought their servers to our datacenter to host them at this time.
2001-2008 - Maturity of Applications
We build dedicated versions of our CMS and supporting applciations for several industries, including; real estate, vehicle dealerships, multi-tenant real estate operations, chambers of commerce, associations, medical practices, schools, and more. Our 4th generation CMS was launched in 2008, and this version combined all of our applications into a single sign-on application.
2008-2012 - Post Recession Years and the Dawn of Municipal Services
The recession of 2008 changed our industry dramatically, and it actually enabled us to accellerate our plans to focus on fewer services so that we could specialize more. We closed down our on-site IT support business and we moved our servers to larger datacenters. ALL of our competion uses outside datacenters, so this just made sense. By outsourcing our datacenter services, we were able to cut our overhead in half and keep our headcount reasonable.
We also eliminated offering services to vertical markets that were outside of our goals. These included; realtors, car dealerships, boat dealerships, chambers of commerce, collection agencies, home builders, engineering firms, and several others that were crushed by the recession. While difficult, these years are what enabled us to execute our new business focus of servicing the markets we wanted - Government, Ecommerce, Associations, and Businesses.
2012 - EvoGov is Born
After finding success building websites for a number of local government agencies, we saw a huge opportunity to compete agains CivicPlus, Vision Internet, and other municipal website development companies that we felt were charging their clients too much for what they were delivering. So, we created a plan and began to execute it to create the best technology system in the world for municipal websites. This included a new corporation and name for our organization, so we can focus on government services only. We moved our company headquarters to Denver, Colorado to find better talent than was available in rural Delaware.
2013 - Evo.Cloud is Designed
In 2013 we began building our 5th generation website platform that we called TwistCMS. This was a complete rewrite of our software that is now completely cloud-based running on Amazon's AWS cloud. It utilizes more open-source technolgies, with our own Python code as the base platform. It is not called Evo Cloud - www.evo.cloud .
2015 - Evo.Cloud Launches
In March of 2015 we launched our new CMS platform and we moved its development from Heroku to Amazon AWS. Since then, we have added many applications and features to this system that we include at no extra charge. Our new EvoGov.com website is build on this new platform. We are opening our source code and utilizing open datasets (like open311.org) for our data. Our competition will not open their code and be this transparent . The features of this new platform alone are winning us more projects than ever. You can't choose a municipal web design company without seeing the applications behind them.
EvoCMS - all new drag-and-drop CMS that is built on Python, and has many client-side technologies (using Angular.JS). See our technology page for more information on the techncial details.
- Complete Code Access - with our CMS, you can manage your page templates, layouts, themes, tokens, widgets, and scripts directly from our CMS. You don't need to be held hostage by your CMS any longer when you want to make design changes. Our competition cannot offer you this.
- EvoBids - a new completely web-based bid management system.
- Evo311 - a new request tracking system that combines web, mobile, social, and mapping technologies to deliver a next-generation citizen service system.
- Intranet System
With our newly launched Evo Studios brand, we intend to expand into new markets and extend our offerings.
We are always interested and open to industry partherships, talented staff additions, and business development opportunities.
Join our Team
We are always looking for passionate, talented individuals to join our team.
Please send your resume to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.