In 1983, Microsoft released a word-processing program called Multi-Tool Word, soon to be re-named Microsoft Word. While Microsoft was busy giving away free demonstration copies in PC World magazine, Richard Welty was busy writing a software program for a local medical office. Richard was 16 and still in high-school, but even then he saw the need for a software solution to simplify the increasingly complex field of patient scheduling, medical records and medical billing.
Richard continued to work on his software and had began selling and supporting other doctors in the area. By this time, Richard realized that his hobby had become a business and started to begin the serious task of developing a software & support solution for his growing list of clients. Richard settled on the name “Raintree Systems” as a tribute to his father and their family’s landscaping business.
Raintree Systems was officially launched in 1985 in Garden Grove, CA. The company continued to operate in the Los Angeles area until 1997, when the company was relocated to North San Diego County to the small but growing city of Vista, CA. At that time, San Diego County was a region with a vibrant and growing tech community focused software development and the healthcare industry. This move allowed Raintree Systems to tap into a community of programmers and developers with deep knowledge of the healthcare industry. Around this time, Raintree Systems hired a Chief Operating Officer to help guide the growth and development of the company. Richard Welty, still maintained an active role in the development of the software product and began to expand the team of talented developers and programmers.
In 2005, Raintree Systems again relocated the Corporate Headquarters to beautiful Temecula, Ca- the Napa Valley of Southern California. We continue to innovate and offer new solutions and services to our clients.