We Started HeadLight to
Improve the World Around Us

Founded on the belief that technology can make life easier, simpler, safer.

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A brief history of HeadLight, Technologies Inc.

Founded in 2005 as Pavia Systems, our products and services were grounded in our real-life, in-the-field experiences. In 2015, we evolved Pavia Systems into HeadLight. At HeadLight, we provide industry-leading technology to infrastructure construction teams.

Founders Story

HeadLight was spun out of the University of Washington in 2005 by engineering students George White and Si Katara and their professors Joe Mahoney and Steven Muench. The company was incubated by the University of Washington’s CoMotion Labs. CoMotion Labs partners with the most innovative and entrepreneurial in the UW community providing mentorship, connections and for the most promising ideas⁠—like HeadLight⁠—funding.

George and Si founded HeadLight with the aspiration to help improve the world around us. To demonstrate how technology can make infrastructure construction easier, simpler, safer. So in partnership with infrastructure and transportation leaders at state departments of transportation in Washington, Texas, Minnesota, and California, they went into the field! Over several months they listened, created, adjusted, and created again—all in an effort to deliver a solution that can dramatically improve how infrastructure construction is managed and, in turn, how our world is connected.

Today, HeadLight is lead by George White, our CEO and co-founder. Our solutions for construction inspection and oversight, materials management, contract administration, and UAS unify teams and are applied to many use cases. Our solutions streamline and mobilize project inspections, communications, and documentation, leading to superior project deliveries. The HeadLight solutions have been used on more than $10 billion worth of transportation construction projects nationwide. Customers include large departments of transportation, top-tier consulting engineering firms, contractors, equipment manufacturers, and industry-related materials companies.


We're a start-up but we've also been in this industry for more than 15 years.

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