About Us

Services. Support. Solutions.

IT is what we do. This is who we are.

UniverseIT is a Houston, Texas–based IT firm Founded in Summer 2017 as Lonestar CIO by 19-year Microsoft veteran, Joe Eldridge, Lonestar CIO served as a way for Joe to continue his storied legacy of providing exceptional CIO and CTO services to clients all over the world. Today, UniverseIT is a full-service IT firm that provides modern business solutions with a focus on enabling small/medium business and Academia


Our mission is simple: To take your organization beyond the cloud – enabling you for universal success.

How we’re different


We love our jobs. We love technology. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be here. Period. Our passion is evident. That passion drives us to be better & to do better every single day. For us. And for you.

Client Centered

We value our clients above all else. We are committed to always putting our clients’ needs above even our own. UniverseIT will always revolve around ‘U’.


UniverseIT is dedicated to our clients and seeing them success. We take immense pride in our clients and the work they do, as well as in UniverseIT and the work we do.


We’re not here to sell you a bunch of stuff you don’t need. We’re here to find the right solution for your organization—even if it’s not from us. We mean that.

“It’s how it should be.”

Meet the Team

Joe Eldridge

President and CEO

Joe is a 19-year Microsoft veteran and has a 30-year wealth of technology experience. He formerly directed numerous organizations at Mircrosoft, is a certified Scrum master, and has led numerous large projects to success, including the 6-month BizTalk implementation for Ford Motor Co. His technical acumen, abounding charisma, and masterful leadership propel our organization, and yours, to success.

Erica Blair Weldon

Executive Vice President and COO

Erica is a data and analytics expert and one of the keenest minds of her generation. She has the ability to break down a problem to its roots and create exciting and innovative solutions to meet her clients’ needs. She runs the operations of the business with this same methodology and strives to ensure client success.

David Hatfield

ERP Solutions Director / Partner

David is a highly experienced financial systems consultant with a track record of successfully implementing Microsoft Dynamics GP, NAV & BC implementations for over 50 companies. David has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, during which he has managed and trained consultants, coordinated system integrations, managed profitability on projects, provided end-user training, and process documentation and automation. 

Darren Grover. CRM Director and Partner

Darren Grover

CRM Director / Partner

Darren is a seasoned professional with 10 years of experience optimizing CRM processes for businesses. With expertise in a range of CRM platforms, including Hubspot, Zapier, Aircall, MessageSMS, Jotform, ActivateCampaign, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Dynamics 365 CRM, PowerAutomate, and PowerBI, Darren has helped countless teams improve their CRM practices through services such as configuration, customization, business process design, strategy, training, coaching, and CRM administration.

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