About Us

5698760In response to the overwhelming demand for reliable telecommunications cabling and networking equipment brought on by the explosion of the world wide web, Ed Libertini founded Caton Communications Group, Inc. (CCG). Ed realized that many wiring companies tend to lose their clients because they do not focus on giving them what they want and need: direct answers to their questions, reliability, and the end result of getting the job done. CCG is family-owned, so customer care is instilled in every job undertaken.
Ed has over 30 years of experience in the computer and networking industry, and shares his expertise, and work values with his team of certified, experienced and caring technicians. In 1979, while still in college, Ed began to sell the first personal computers manufactured for mass production. By the early 1980s, he was actively marketing and successfully selling the first networking systems designed for small business use.

CCG is a natural extension of Ed and his teams continued commitment in offering uncompromising “state-of the art” access control, camera surveillance (CCTV), paging systems, fiber optic cabling, and customized audio/visual solutions. Post maintenance is often overlooked by other companies, but not with CCG. We are happy to quote on post-maintenance to our diverse client base of commercial, new residential, government agencies, educational institutions, and electrical and general contractors. We proudly serve Baltimore, Maryland, Washington D.C. and surrounding areas as we continue to give each and every client the stellar service they have come to know and expect.

But did you know that “Caton” included in our company name, has a very rich meaning to our founder and staff? We would like to provide you with a little trivia. Call it a way of giving tribute to the small town with the big heart. And by standing by our commitment to connect you to the future in cable wiring, we would like to share with you the little known historical past of the city of Catonsville.

The Little Known History of Catonsville

catonsville-logoCATONSVILLE grew up around the Frederick Turnpike, a toll road leading from Baltimore to Ellicott City. Frederick road still serves as the community’s main thoroughfare. Catonsville derived its earliest name “Catonville” from Richard Caton, who in 1810 was commissioned by his father-in-law, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, to develop a large plot of land on the north and south sides of the recently re-chartered Frederick Turnpike somewhat to the east of the colonial-era Rolling Road. Situated seven miles west of Baltimore on the crest of a broad ridge, this was a natural location for the establishment of a village. Just beyond the settlement they faced a sharp descent into the Patapsco River Valley at Ellicott’s Mills. Thus by the 1830’s and 1840’s Catonsville had become a popular stopping place for wagons and stagecoaches.

Interesting to note: The B&O Railroad Station located just minutes from the community of Paradise Hill, was the nation’s first when built in 1830. This B&O Railroad Station was the finish line that fateful day in August 1830 when the Tom Thumb, America’s first working steam engine, unsuccessfully challenged a gray horse to a race along the 13-mile stretch of track from Baltimore to Ellicott City. Another interesting note is the “s” in Catonsville was also added sometime in 1830.

By the Civil War era the village’s airy location had begun to attract two types of people who formed the community. One group was composed of businessmen and artisans who developed a small commercial strip along Frederick Turnpike. The other group attracted to the area consisted of wealthy Baltimoreans who, from the 1850’s onwards, surrounded the village with country estates. Most of these mansions were occupied only in the summer when the heat of the city drove its elite families out to a more salubrious atmosphere; but some families began to stay all year traveling into city by private carriage, or after 1862, by the Frederick Road horse car line.

In 1884, Catonsville saw the completion of the Catonsville Short Line Railroad. In 1895, the electrification of the Frederick Road horse car line (the No. 8), followed shortly in 1899 by the completion of electrified service along Edmondson Avenue on the line from Baltimore City to Ellicott City, (the No. 14 to Catonsville Junction; the No. 9 all the way to the Patapsco River community) resulted in shorter travel time, reduced fare charges, and more frequent service. These developments brought a swift end to passenger trains on the Short Line Railroad, which, however, continued to haul freight until 1972. This transportation convenience and economy made Catonsville much more accessible to settlers especially those in the town of Ellicott City.

Today, the village of Catonsville remains a distinct community within the sprawling suburban hinterland of Baltimore County. Still standing are many of the country estates built of brick, stone and slate on gorgeous tree lined streets, its character rooted, at least in part, in its village past.

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And by the way, we are always looking for talented, certified technicians who value the work they do. If you would like to be considered to join our team, fill out our Employment Application.

Disclaimer: Caton Communications Group, Inc., Inc. always attempts to collect and include complete, accurate and current information on this web site. All information is complete and accurate to the best of our ability. We do not assume, and hereby disclaim, any liability to any person or entity for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions of any kind, whether resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. If you notice any errors, we would be thankful if you would bring such errors to our attention. – Ed Libertini