Our History: William
Tunis founded Rahway Electric Motor Repair at our previous, Irving Street
location in 1929. During the Second World War the business operated as a
six man shop with three men downstairs and three upstairs.
Rahway Electric Motor Repair, December, 1946
The grate in the sidewalk, just left of center, is the coal chute.
John Kopik purchased Rahway Electric Motor Repair from William Tunis.
In 1975, the potbellied coal stove used for heating in the shop was
replaced with a gas-fired forced air unit by a frequent customer, Bob
Schaefer. Mr. Kopik operated the business until his unexpected death in
than a year later, Bob Schaefer was hired by the landlady to clean out the shop. He
instead decided to re-open the business as Rahway Electric Motor
Service. Working diligently, he re-grew the business. By working with a
number of school districts and the local hospital, Rahway Electric
Motor Service was able to survive the loss of manufacturing in New
Jersey, which caused most other motor shops to close.
and Amanda White bought Rahway Electric Motor Service from Bob Schaefer
in June of 2011, incorporating the business as Rahway Electric Motor
Company, LLC. This husband & wife team is working to maintain
Rahway Electric Motor's reputation for quality work and customer
service while moving the business into a new century and adapting to
modern demands. While continuing to offer its traditional products and
services, augmented with modern test equipment, Rahway Electric Motor
Company is now offering more consumer items than ever. Moving online is
also a big step for a company which previously had no use for a
In April, 2017, Rahway Electric Motor relocated to
New Brunswick Ave. to better serve the community. The new location is
both better suited to repairing modern equipment and more visible.
Rahway Electric Motor looks forward to meeting the
lasting and modern needs of the community it has served for nearly
nine decades. If there is anything you'd like us to offer you that you
haven't seen on this website, please call us and we will be happy to
see what we can do for you.
Guarantee: Most new items
are covered by manufacturers' warranty. For details about the warranty
coverage of a certain item, please contact us. Used or old-stock items
not covered by a warranty are guaranteed not DOA. New items from the
manufacturer, that when sent back are determined by the manufacturer to
be DOA, will be replaced with an equivalent item. If no such equivalent
item is available, the purchase price will be refunded. Refunds and/or
replacements are granted according to the timeframe of the
manufacturer. Warranty items sent back to the manufacturer, and
determined by the manufacturer not to be defective/DOA, will not be
refunded or replaced. Shipping costs will be determined on a
case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of Rahway Electric Motor Co.
Return policy: Non-warranty returns are not guaranteed. Warranty
exchanges are granted only with manufacturer's approval. Returns are
made on a case-by-case basis at sole discretion of Rahway Electric
Motor Co., and will not be accepted without a predetermined RMA number.