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Edward C. Mattox

Edward C. Mattox started in the home building industry working in various trades as a teenager.  He has been involved in all aspects of home building and land development during his 40-plus year career.  Ed’s portfolio of projects includes having developed more than 18 residential subdivision communities and over 3,000 land sites.  Among some of the communities Ed developed are:

  • Lake Forrest, Shorewood, IL – 450 homesites
  • The Hunt Club, Shorewood, IL – 200 homesites
  • Kipling Estates, a country club community, Shorewood, IL – 950 homesites
  • Shorewood Glen, an active adult community, Shorewood, IL – 1,000 homesites
  • Grand Prairie, Joliet, IL – 600 homesites
  • McKenna Woods, Plainfield, IL – 150 homesites

During Ed’s career, a major focus has been on land developing.  He has acquired several farms, taking the raw land through all stages of development; design, engineering, entitlement process, building the infrastructure to include installing sewer, water, roads, curbs, and sidewalks.  The final product of developed lots have been sold to several major national builders, such as; Pulte, DR Horton, Kennedy Homes, and Del Webb, to name a few.

Ed’s experience in the building industry has extended to the design, building and management of residential properties, shopping centers, office buildings and banks.  He has built and manages apartment complexes throughout Will and LaSalle Counties.

James T. Russell

James T. Russell co-founded Proficient Data in 1991 as outsourced billing provider to large businesses. Proficient Data grew into one of the largest companies of its kind in the nation with production facilities in Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI and a programming and application development division in Manila Philippines. Proficient Data was sold to a private equity group in 2006 where the name was changed to Metrogroup Transaction Services. Jim served as President until it was sold in 2008.

In 2009, Jim and Ed partnered to begin purchasing and developing several real estate projects including residential (single family homes and apartments) and retail investments.

Jim also owns Prime Label Group, LLC, a packaging business in Batavia, IL as well two franchise operations.

Jim received his B.S. in Math and Computer Science from the University of Illinois – Champaign and is an alumnus of Northwestern University’s Kellogg Management Institute.