Brightree moves Illinois operations to Kenosha County

Atlanta-based Brightree LLC, has moved the offices of one of its medical billing operations from Antioch, Ill. 7.5 miles north to Paddock Lake, a village in western Kenosha County.
The company has 80 employees, about half of whom live in Kenosha County, that were moved to the new Paddock Lake office, according to Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser.
Brightree plans to eventually expand the Paddock Lake office to 115 employees, Kreuser said.
A representative for Brightree could not be reached for comment.
The company will occupy a 12,000-square-foot building in the two-building Paddock Lake Heights complex at 7137 236th Ave. Paddock Lake Heights was developed by attorney Charles Labanowsky III, Rick Zanow of Stafford Development LLC and attorney Carl Edenhofer.
 “The company likes this location because there is room to expand and because Kenosha County has an excellent business climate and welcoming atmosphere,” Kreuser said.
Brightree LLC acquired the Antioch operation, then known as C&S Billing Center, in December of 2008.
Financing to finish the build-out of the space for Brightree was provided by First Banking Center and the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, Edenhofer said.
“This was a grassroots effort,” Edenhofer said. “Bringing 115 jobs (eventually) to western Kenosha County, that’s huge.”
“The revolving loan fund programs we administer were designed to provide gap financing to assist economic development projects that sustain and grow the area’s economic and employment base,” said KABA president Todd Battle. “This project represents a good example of how those funds can be used to bring a project to fruition.”
Brightree is a developer of business management software for home medical equipment, durable medical equipment, orthotics and prosthetics and sleep therapy providers.
Several companies from the Chicago area have moved to Kenosha County in recent years, including numerous manufacturing and distribution operations that have moved to the LakeView Corporate Park, developed by Milwaukee-based Wispark LLC in Pleasant Prairie.
Later this year Uline Inc. will move its corporate headquarters from Waukegan, Ill. to a new 280,000-square-foot building that is under construction in Pleasant Prairie.

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