Maxim Lighting is a proud, multi-generational brand built on ingenuity, passion, and dedication. After immigrating to the United States in 1965, Jacob Sperling used his student visa to bring his vision of superior lighting and customer service to brilliant life. Studying aeronautics by day, nights were spent in his makeshift garage factory. Here, he used skills and techniques learned from his day job with a lighting retailer to forge innovative new lighting products. Thus, Maxim Lighting® was born. Overwhelmed by
eager customers, the business quickly outgrew Jacob's California-traversing station wagon and he realized Maxim was no longer a one-man business. Wanting to share his success with those he loved most, Jacob reached out to his brother Zvi Sperling, who would join the company in 1970 to provide stellar customer service.