In 1910, the first Model T had yet to roll off the assembly line. The Titanic was under construction across the Atlantic, with launching still a year away. William Howard Taft was president. And in the growing New Jersey port city of Elizabeth, a family business opened its doors.
Charles Maffey Sr., who immigrated to America with his father in 1908 from Austria, founded what became Maffey's Security Group
catering to the security needs of local businesses
. Today Maffey's Security Group
has evolved from skeleton keys and padlocks to biometric access and megapixel security cameras, providing expert, innovative and trustworthy service to both commercial and residential clients. Charles Maffey Sr's vision of commitment to customers, dedication to his business and employees, and expert understanding of his craft has remained steadfast to this day and has helped grow Maffey's Security Group
into one of the largest and most trusted names in New Jersey business.
Maffey's has been family owned and operated for 3 generations. The entrepreneurial spirit of our founder, Charles Maffey, Sr., lives on today with our commitment to customer service and use of the latest technologies.
Born in Austria in 1895. Charles Sr. immigrated to America with his father in 1908 and later married Marina Brunelli (1918). Together they raised four children. While Charles ran the business from the customer side, Marina worked as a bookkeeper and kept the business profitable through the early years.
was born in 1921 on a farm in what is now Rahway Park. Charles Jr. began working the business from the time he was five years old. Back then, he was just tall enough to stand on a box and reach the vice to file a skeleton key. After serving in the Navy during WWII, he and his brother Connie, an Army veteran, continued to develop and grow the business.
married Charles Jr. in 1947 and entered the business when Charles Jr. acquired sole ownership in 1966. Always the strength behind the scenes, she tirelessly took care of the family during the day and the books with Charlie in the evening. She worked full time until her retirement in 1997.
Ed and Andy Maffey
Edward and Andrew Maffey were encouraged to attend college to learn the necessary skills to continue growing the business during changing times. With new tools in hand and a legacy of hard work behind them, Maffey's Security Group
made the leap into the high-tech age of security. Ed and Andy have been at the helm since 2009. Together, they are poised to lead Maffey's Security Group
into the IP world and beyond.
Much of our success throughout our history has been due to hiring the right people. People who understand their trade, constantly work at their craft, and take great pride in the job that they do. Meet some of the people who we count on every day to give you the kind of service you deserve.