What is Battle House?
Battle House Laser Combat was established in 2013 to introduce a more sophisticated and engaging form of tactical combat laser tag that is tactical in nature and utilizes high tech, realistic equipment and gaming props for a truly memorable gaming experience. Our first location opened in October 2014 in the Chicago suburbs of Lake Barrington, Illinois. One year later our second location was opened in Wilmington, NC. In 2019 our third and fourth Battle Houses were opened in Waukesha, WI and Fayetteville, NC.
All locations offer a gaming experience that is mission-based, team orientated, challenging and just a lot of fun. The indoor arenas are massive and purposely designed to create a simulated urban, close quarters combat environment for nearly all ages.
The game play is virtually continuous for you and your teammates once you complete the initial pre-registration process and the safety and orientation briefing. For parents, this is a chance for you to “play” with your kids, get them off the couch and into a unique and exciting experience that you will talk about for years to come. The Battle Crew is trained to provide you an enjoyable experience and provide the highest levels of customer service and safety. As you will find out, many of them are military veterans or public safety professionals. In addition to the expansion of owned Battle House locations across the U.S., Battle House Laser Combat, Inc. began offering its newly developed franchise program in 2019. Potential franchisees will have opportunities to establish their locations with guidance from experienced business professionals and veterans. As a Franchisee, the majority of your laser tag equipment necessary to introduce tactical laser tag is built in-house including the laser tag guns, domination cubes and brief case bombs.
- Customer Service
- Treat Others with Dignity and Respect
- Have Fun
“To provide a truly fun and unique form of sports and recreation for every player ages 8 to 80 in northern Illinois.”
About Our Family
My wife Jane and I, established Battle House Laser Combat to provide a unique and thrilling form of entertainment in northern Illinois. Our bottom line objective is for our customers and our employees to have fun, “serious fun” in a safe and comfortable environment. Our family’s initial introduction to "tactical laser tag was our daughter's pre-wedding event for the groom, groomsmen, close male relatives and their children at al location in Milwaukee, WI. It was a completely new and exciting experience for everyone involved. Two years later were still talking about the experience and attempting to re-write the history of that day. Our family has a long line of military service and are very much interested in supporting active military, veterans and public safety employees. Our hiring efforts are focused on veterans including those who have been disabled. We believe their first hand knowledge and experience will be of benefit to our customers and allow them to learn first-hand close quarters battle techniques. We are also a member of the NaVOBA, the National Veteran-Owned Business Association, support the Wounded Warriors Project of Illinois and other disabled veteran organizations. My father, Howard, served proudly in the Navy during the Korean War, several of our Uncle’s served in nearly all of the campaigns of World War Two, from Italy, the Pacific and China, and the Korean War. My youngest sister is a West Point graduate and former U.S. Army Captain. My oldest son Darek is a former Army Captain as well, Company Commander within the 82 Airborne and Blackhawk pilot. Darek opened his Battle House in Wilmington, NC one year after ours opened in Illinois. He is opening his second location in Fayetteville, North Carolina (home of Ft. Bragg and the 82nd. I served in the U.S. Air Force during the Cold War as an imagery interpreter specialist stationed at Offutt AFB, Strategic Air Command’s Headquarters in Omaha, NE. We respect and honor the commitment and dedication of our service men and women and their families.Doug Huckbody Managing Partner