Jacob Sperling came to Los Angeles, California on a student visa in 1965 to pursue a career in aeronautical engineering. While he was here, he worked as a sales associate for a lighting retailer and fell in love with luminaire design. He soon asked his brother to help him start a business and Maxim Lighting was born. Since its humble beginnings, Maxim Lighting has grown to a much larger product line and service area. Maxim Lighting is a family business, which focuses on customer relationships using respect, integrity and sincerity to lead to a deep level of trust with their clients. They see this as a way to allow for the freedom to express ideas and concerns openly. Maxim Lighting offers a product line ranging anywhere from traditional, contemporary, niche, transitional and many more lighting options. They continue to explore new ways to serve, design, manufacture and light the world with excellence.