Effingham IL Illinois Personal Security, Pyrotechnics, Fireworks


What We Do

We provide complete personal security services and consultation for your specific safety needs as well as complete turn-key outdoor pyrotechnic displays.

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Personal Security

Putting Law Enforcement to Work for You!


Professional & Reliable

We are a group of individual law enforcement officers and security personnel recognized by the state of Illinois. We come together to provide you with the utmost safety and security services. Consultation and coordination of these officers is provided. We match personnel with specific skills and appearance to meet your specific requirements.

Our experience includes a range of services, from personal protection, high profile security details, investigations, live events, concerts, MMA/UFC events, etc. Personnel needed for your specific requirements can be identified through our consultation.

All officers who work, are employees of you and are paid through your payroll and covered by your insurance, just as any temporary employee. This gives you full control of the officers who work for you. We will assist you through coordination of work schedules, assignments, and timekeeping for payroll reports.

If needed, a full comprehensive coverage plan can be provided through two Illinois based security firms we are associated with: S.I.R. Investigations. We can provide you with personnel for your needs anywhere throughout the state of Illinois.

All of our law enforcement and security officers are standing by to provide you with tailored services for your specific needs. Contact us today to take care of your safety needs!


Some of our Certifications

  • State of Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation. (PERC) Reg. #129.341556
  • ARMED Approved Training
    Reg. #23.117864
  • Security Supervisor for
    Security & Investigative Resources LLC.
    Illinois Private Security Contractor
    #122.001284 & 119.001406
  • I.R.O.C.C. Permit #25940843

Some of our current & past Security Clients

  • Mid America Motorworks
  • Legacy Harley-Davidson
  • Gabby Goat Bar & Grill
  • Jennings United Way Kickoff
  • C.A.S.A
  • Effingham K.C. Hall
  • Effingham V.F.W.
  • The Downtown Lounge
  • Village Wine & Gifts
  • Sigel St. Michael Chambe Picnic
  • Sigel Sesquicentenial
  • Walnut Street Weddings
  • Teutopolis 175th Anniversary Celebration
  • Kazbar
  • 32 Below Bar
  • Effingham Artisan Fair
  • Lake Lights Festival
  • Effingham Performance Center
  • Effingham Chamber Effing-Ham Jam
  • JFL Football
  • Southern Illinois Country Fest
  • Flatland Jam
  • Many Weddings & Private Gatherings
  • Buffalo Wild Wings - Thursday Thunder
  • Orchard Inn
  • Vandalia Street Fest
  • Charleston Red, White & Blue Days
  • Day in May Jam Fest
  • K.O.F.C. MMA Fights
  • Mercenary Promotions &Caged Agression MMA Fights
  • Hooligan Productions MMA Fights


Making Your Skies Brighter!


Professional & Reliable

  • Turn Key Displays
  • Transportation
  • Shoot Teams
  • Setup & Support

Our pyrotechnics service provides complete outdoor proximity displays. We work with a major pyrotechnic supply companies assuring the highest of quality. J&M Displays located in Yarmouth, Iowa provide us with superior product for your displays. Our services range from full turn-key displays or individual services such as sales, transportation, shoot teams, and support. We have had the privilege to produce multiple July 4th celebrations in various cities across the state. From high school football touchdown fireworks to business milestone celebrations…
...we are making your skies brighter!


Some of our Certifications

  • A.T.F.E Possessor Letter of Clearance
  • Illinois State Fire Marshal
    Pyrotechnic Operator License
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources
    Explosive License #0003064
  • IL Secretary of State
    Class AM/PTX Haz-Mat CDL

Some of our Pyrotechnics Clients

  • Effingham Firefighters Association
  • Good Neighbors of Lake Sara
  • Woodland Gold Rush Days
  • Sigel Sesquicentenial
  • Teutopolis 175th Anniversary Celebration
  • Irwin Telescopic Seating
  • Watson Homecoming
  • Mid Amercia Motorworks
  • Edgewood Fest
  • Farina Fireworks Committee
  • Delton Blairs Processing
  • Lake Lights Festival
  • Effingham Football Moms
  • Assumption Fireworks
  • Jennings United Way Kickoff
  • Flora Wolf Pack Football
  • Village of Dieterich Fireworks
  • Clay County, Illinois Fair
  • Effingham Sesquicentential
  • Cisne Volunteers Fireworks
  • Effingham 8th Grade Girls State Champs Homecoming

About Us



Community Involvement

  • C.A.S.A.
  • United Way
  • Effingham VFW
  • Effingham Knights of Columbus
  • Sigel St. Michael
  • Effingham County Chamber of Commerce
  • JFL Football Program
  • Arts Council of Central Illinois (ACCI)
  • WEIU Charleston
  • Effingham County Relay for Life
  • Strides Against Breast Cancer
  • Effingham High School Band

Over 27 years of State Government and Law Enforcement experience allowed me to grow naturally into the security and investigative industry. Serving over the years as Training Facilitator, Patrolman, Deputy, Lieutenant, and Chief for various department and government agencies provided me with the appropriate training, experience, and certification needed to perform all aspects of security and investigative job duties.

With the culmination of all the above, on came side jobs that erupted naturally for 20 years of providing private security for special events and safety needs that off-duty law enforcement personnel could provide. Pooling my resources together has helped build the foundation of The Marxman Group to what it is today.

During my time spent serving on the board with the Effingham Area Police Association, another side job started resulting in over 25 years of providing and producing firework displays for the local community. Having credentials to purchase and transport pyrotechnics attracted clients of bigger events with larger needs. As demands grew, complying with Federal and State regulations; we are now employed with two major firework companies in the Midwest who provide product for all size displays.

Now retired from the State of Illinois and leaving law enforcement, things are busier than ever. Currently serving as Security Supervisor for S.I.R. Investigations and Head of Security for Effingham Performance Center with a full security staff on hand, we are providing investigations, security, supervision, and consulting for all your security and safety needs.

We can provide all licensing and certification needed to perform the duties and responsibilities required for all pyrotechnic events and security needs.

Stay Safe!

Brian L. Marxman
Founder, The Marxman Group


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