Lynxx Networks Acquires West Salem Electrical Contractor Bahr Electric, LLC

1/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

Camp Douglas, Wisconsin – Lynxx Networks has added electric contractor capabilities to the company’s growing list of business services with its Dec. 31, 2021 asset purchase of West Salem-based wiring and electrical contracting company, Bahr Electric. 

LYNXX NetworksSM offers fiber-based internet and voice services, in addition to IT solutions and Managed Services through its West Salem company, 3RT Networks, which was acquired in 2018.  

LYNXX NetworksSM CEO Jim Costello said the purchase of Bahr Electric LLC further diversifies the company’s corporate abilities.  

“Together, with its subsidiaries, 3RT Networks and Bahr Electric LLC, Lynxx Networks delivers unparalleled telecommunications, IT, and electrical services to the region,” Costello said. 

He added, “the result is one organization that can deliver design-build structured cabling and fiber-optic infrastructure solutions; internet and IP-based voice services; and managed cyber security and network data center services.”  

The three companies have a combined 200 years of experience, and serve customers locally from Mauston to La Crosse, in addition to across the tri-state area of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.  

“We have the combined talent and experience to complete any project, regardless of size and scope,” Costello said, adding, “with a one-stop shop for fiber, IT, and electrical services, you can get a lot done.”  

While Bahr Electric is the newest member of the LYNXX NetworksSM family, collaboration with the fiber internet and IT divisions of the company will be nothing new for Bahr Electric LLC employees. Over the years, the company has worked closely on projects with both LYNXX NetworksSM and 3RT Networks, and Bahr Electric LLC Vice President Scott Perry said senior management at each company has an established, “good working relationship.”  

Former Bahr Electric owner Dale Bahr believes the acquisition creates, “a very talented team that can take Bahr Electric LLC to the next level.”  

Prior to the purchase by LYNXX NetworksSM Bahr Electric had been a family-run business for 70-plus years. However, Dale Bahr thinks the businesses’ transition to LYNXX NetworksSM is the perfect fit for the future of the company.  

“The combination of what LYNXX NetworksSM, 3RT Networks, and Bahr Electric LLC offer creates a business that has, “totally unique capabilities that is unmatched in this market,” he said, adding, “I want to see the company move forward and succeed.”  

LYNXX NetworksSM is the tradename under which Camp Douglas based Lemonweir Valley Telephone Company and its wholly owned subsidiary LVT Corp. jointly do business.  Bahr Electric LLC will continue to operate under the same name, but with a new logo. Bahr Electric LLC’s  employees will also continue to work from its West Salem location. 

By coming under the umbrella of LYNXX NetworksSM, the electrical contractor business now has the ability to access its own ISP (Internet Service Provider), the regional network connections of LYNXX NetworksSM , and the Wisconsin Independent Network (WIN). Customers served directly by LYNXX NetworksSM have fiber optic internet that provides exceptional bandwidth for the high-speed transmission of voice, video, and data.  LYNXX NetworksSM is a member of WIN, the largest independent fiber-optic network in Wisconsin, providing interconnections of fiber-optic backbones of participating telecommunications companies.  In turn, WIN provides connectivity to the nationwide INDATEL Network. By leveraging INDATEL’s robust, nationwide, fiberoptic network, LYNXX NetworksSM is also able to offer fiber services on a national scale.  

Bahr Electric LLC will continue to provide the expert services of its core business, including: electrical, structured cabling, wiring and design, and data and telecommunication services for commercial, industrial, and government projects.  





Lemonweir Valley Telephone Company and LVT Corp dba LYNXX NetworksSM has its headquarters located at 127 US Highway 12 & 16, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, and offers fiber-optic, Gigabit internet; voice services, including cloud-based hosted voice and VoIP; IPTV and Streaming TV to business customers in Monroe, Juneau and La Crosse counties.  To learn more about LYNXX NetworksSM visit

3RT Networks is an IT solutions and services provider. The company’s expertise encompasses cyber security, network and voice infrastructure, as well as data center technologies.  

To learn more about 3RT Networks, LLC or inquire about service offerings, please visit or call 608.779.1323.