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About Us

Good Friend Electric is one of the most progressive electrical and lighting distributors in the industry.

Since 1937, our goal is to provide our customers with quality products and value added services that exceed their expectations.

Good Friend Electric takes great pride in having an associate team that collectively has more than 350 years of industry experience.

Good Friend Electric celebrates 81 years in business

History
Good Friend Electric, founded in 1937 by Manny and Lillian Goodfriend, was located on Main Street in downtown Toms River. In 1949 Irving Rosen purchased the business from Manny and Lillian. In 1951 they became partners and in 1957 Irv became the sole owner again. Zev Rosen joined his father in 1957 at Goodfriend’s Electric after graduating from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute and working for General Electric. Later that year, Goodfriend’s Electric was incorporated and became Good Friend Electric. The business moved to Route 37 in 1953. In 1974 Good Friend Electric doubled the size of its building.

In 1987, Good Friend Electric celebrated its 50th year in business. That year also marked the opening of its first branch location in Lacey. Three more branches have opened since: Brick in 1989, Manahawkin in 1995 and Lakewood in 1998.

Good Friend Electric has been a family owned business through three generations. First Irv Rosen, then Zev Rosen and today is led by Good Friend Electric President, David Rosen.