Serving Chicagoland since 1950

About Us

“We are proud to be a leader in the Chicagoland area and will work hard to maintain the excellent reputation that our father and grandfather have earned.” –Scott Superfine

M&R Electronic Systems, Inc. was founded in 1950 by Mike Friedman and Richard Willens. During the early years, the company specialized in repairing television sets and soon began to do installations of home TV antennas. During the next 30 years, the company expanded their expertise and became proficient in the design and installation of master TV antenna systems, fire alarm systems, intercom systems, telephone wiring, sound systems, access control systems and video surveillance systems.
In 1981, Mr. Friedman’s son-in-law, Richard Superfine joined the company. In the ensuing years the company expanded its customer base to include developers, electrical contractors and management companies. Residential and commercial security system installations and central station monitoring were added to the list of services provided by the company.
In 1995, Mr. Friedman retired, and Mr. Superfine purchased the business. As the residential high rise sector of the real estate market kept growing, there was a need to add another senior manager. Jim Valentino was hired in 2001 as Vice-President of operations. Having more than 20 years of experience in the security and fire alarm industry, Mr. Valentino brought a wealth of knowledge to M&R as well as a large customer following from his previous positions at Simplex Time Recorder and Honeywell Security. “Having Jim come to work with me has been the best business decision I have ever made” says Mr. Superfine.
In September of 2020 Rich’s sons, Scott & Joel, took over ownership of the family business. Scott (President & Chief Executive Officer) and Joel (Vice-President)are now looking forward to taking the company to another level, and preparing the family business for the fourth generation of ownership.

Over the past 70 years and 3 generations, M&R has always tried to provide the best possible service for its customers. Regardless of how the market changes in the future, providing a great product with great service at a reasonable price will always be our primary goal.

What we do

Design, installation, service, support, and maintenance of low voltage special systems. Whether your project is large or small, we can handle it all

We are experts in the following specialized systems:

Access Control

Area of Rescue

Audio/Visual

Door Entry

Emergency Call

Fire Alarm

Intercom

Intrusion Detection (Burglary)

Structured Cabling

Video Surveillance

Cannabis

M&R is considered a leader in the Cannabis security space. We have spent nearly a decade designing, implementing, and servicing cannabis clients nationwide. We have extensive experience with dispensaries, infusion, R&D, cultivation, processing, and greenhouse projects.

Virtual Guard Service

Do you need 24/7 protection of your jobsite, commercial property, new car lot, or any other specific location? Ask us about our Virtual Guard Service and POD Program.

We specialize in event-based monitoring using sophisticated analytics and AI algorithms. We have proven to be more reliable and less expensive than traditional guard services. Furthermore, we help cut down over 90% of false alarms, saving our clients and money and keeping public safety resources available for other needs in our communities.

Audio Video Systems

Do you have a commercial AV project? We specialize in fully integrated and customizable AV solutions. We have decades of experience designing and installing systems, using the best products in the industry.

What is happening at M&R

Our Customers

Electrical Contractors:

  • Avondale Electric Co.
  • Chatfield Electric
  • Durkin Electric
  • Elite Electric
  • Gurtz Electric
  • JMS Electric
  • Lyons Pinner Electric
  • Merit Electric
  • Shamrock Electric

Developers:

  • Ascend Real Estate
  • Ascend Real Estate Group
  • Belgravia
  • CA Ventures
  • Centrum Properties
  • Fifield Development
  • Golub and Company
  • Habitat Company
  • M&R Development
  • Magellan Development
  • Newcastle Development

General Contractors:

  • Catalyst Construction
  • Lend Lease
  • Linn-Mathes Construction
  • Maris Construction
  • McHugh Construction
  • Mosaic Construction
  • Power Construction
  • Richard Builders
  • Teitelbaum Construction
  • Tishman Construction
  • Walsh Construction

Others

  • Barrington School District
  • Bozzuto Management
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Curaleaf
  • Draper & Kramer
  • First Service Residential
  • GEMS World Academy
  • Hatch
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Lincoln Properties
  • MDA City Apartments
  • Near North/Magellan Properties
  • Netrix
  • Renaissance Hotels
  • RMK Management
  • Senior Lifestyle Corporation
  • Sterling Bay Companies
  • Sudler Property Management
  • United Center
  • Village Green Properties
  • Windy City Cannabis

Our Vendor Partners

Our Work

CPS South Side High School

CPS South Side High School

The Wit Hotel

The Wit Hotel

Village Market Chicago

Village Market Chicago

Roosevelt Collection

Roosevelt Collection

The Montgomery

The Montgomery

The Legacy

The Legacy

McClurg Court Renovation

McClurg Court Renovation

Blackstone Hotel

Blackstone Hotel

Streeter Place

Streeter Place

Aqua

Aqua

Leadership

Scott Superfine

President and CEO

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott takes an active role in all aspects of the business. Scott, along with his brother Joel, represent the third generation of family leadership. Scott has over 15 years of full-time experience but has been engaged in the business since he was a child. He oversees all departments and operations of the company, while still being actively involved with in-pursuit and under contract projects. Outside of the business, he is married with three young children that consume most of his personal time. His interests, outside of the business, are fitness and cooking. He would tell you that he is living out his dream and determined to get his family’s business to 100 years (2050).

Joel Superfine

Vice President (Principal)

As Vice President (and co-owner), Joel leads the in-pursuit efforts of the company. He oversees much of the company’s estimating, project management, and several other operational matters. Joel was no stranger to the family business and joined his father and brother in 2007. Outside of the business, he is married with two young children and is an avid golfer and hockey player.

Contact Us

    M&R Electronic Systems, Inc
    515 Bond Street Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069

    If you would like a system analysis, monitoring agreement, test and inspection agreement, or place a service request, please fill out our form.

    A Company Representative will contact you to confirm your information and set up a time to assist you in deciding on the specific type of service that would benefit your property.