Corporate History

“I have made a covenant with my eyes.” – Job 31:1

About Covenant Eyes

More than a decade ago, Covenant Eyes founder Ron DeHaas faced the same questions many people face today.

  • “How can I teach my children to use the Internet with integrity?”
  • “How do I guard my own heart and remain pure online?”
  • “How do I serve as an example to my family and church?”

Realizing the threat the Internet poses without proper monitoring, he invented Internet accountability to equip people to protect themselves and their families from online dangers.

Located in Owosso, Michigan, Covenant Eyes is the pioneer of Internet Accountability software, empowering members to maintain their online integrity.  Aware of an ever-growing need to better equip parents, Covenant Eyes has developed a family Internet filter that restricts usage based on parental controls.

Over 100,000,000 Covenant Eyes Accountability Reports have generated 16 years of conversation-based accountability.  Covenant Eyes is the most significant corporate force in cultural recognition of the public health crisis of pornography and sex trafficking.


Photo courtesy of the Lansing State Journal

About Ron DeHaas

Ron DeHaas is the founder and CEO of Covenant Eyes, Inc. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees from The Ohio State University, and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan.  He lost his family in a car accident in 1992, and since then has been developing resources for the protection and betterment of families.  Through Covenant Eyes’ educational resources and Internet Accountability and Filtering software, he has directed over 1.5 million man-hours of battling pornography and sex trafficking.

Learn more about the founding of Covenant Eyes through a podcast interview with Ron DeHaas.

Awards and Recognitions

In 2013, Covenant Eyes was recognized by Inc. magazine in their “Inc. 5000” list of America’s fastest growing companies.

In 2012, Covenant Eyes received the Investor Award, sponsored by the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership. The company also received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Representative Dave Camp, Michigan’s Fourth District, and were recognized by Inc. magazine in their “Inc. 5000” list of America’s fastest-growing companies.

In 2011, Covenant Eyes President Ron DeHaas received the Jerry and Patty Kirk award, sponsored by PureHope. That year, the company was also named a 2010 Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership of the year.

In 2010 Covenant Eyes was recognized by Inc. magazine in their “Inc. 5000” list of America’s fastest growing companies. The company also received the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” award, presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

In 2009 Covenant Eyes was recognized by the local Chamber of Commerce as the Best Small Business in Shiawassee County, Michigan.

In February 2008 Covenant Eyes was named among “Best Christian Places to Work” for 2007 (by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute).