About

History

In 1965, two brothers-in-law, Herb Gildin and Lou Kauffman, became partners in a small distribution business called Sattlelight Wholesalers, Inc., run out of a grocery store in Brooklyn, NY -- a business that would one day become a distinctive name in the lighting industry, Satco|Nuvo.  

From the beginning, hard work, loyalty, respect and fortitude saw Sattlelight flourish. By 1968 the need to establish its own offices led to the opening of Sattlelight's first official headquarters in Elmont, New York.  And, as success continued, a second location was opened in Miami, FL soon thereafter.

By the mid '70s Sattlelight Wholesalers, now located in Westbury, NY, had become Sattlelight Products Inc. (1977) and saw continued growth in its business and product lines. 

By 1987, the partners moved to Heartland Park in Brentwood, one of the first businesses to open up in the newly formed industrial park.  The area afforded Sattlelight Products, now officially Satco Products, Inc., the room it needed for expansion. 

Heartland remains Satco's headquarters today, and is not only our headquarters but the location of Satco's New York warehouse and the Satco training center, but Satco continued to expand all over North America.

In 1988, Satco opened its 48-bay warehouse in Dallas, TX; in 1999, Mukilteo, WA; Hayward, CA in 2000 and Puerto Rico in 2002.  Canada in 2017 and Mexico, 2019.

Satco's product lines expanded as well, with new factories and product additions and, in 2009, the  acquisition of Hygrade. The addition of Hygrade expanded Satco's product offerings and footprint in the commercial marketplace.

In 2005, Satco introduced NUVO Lighting to its offering.  With an incomparable understanding of the light source the logical progression of LED fixtures and lamps was an easy and instant progression for the lighting manufacturer. Today, NUVO lighting represents one of the biggest offerings of LED fixtures in the country.

The company continues to flourish and grow on the principals it was founded.  The ability to service our customer in product and partnership with dignity and principle.  We offer LED lamps, LED fixtures, traditional lamps decorative fixtures, task lighting, functional lighting, commercial, industrial, residential lamps...we are a single resource for lighting solutions.

Satco was proudly started by a single family and has grown into a family of its own on the values and tradition that began Sattlelight many years ago. 

One of the largest, privately owned companies in the lighting industry, Satco is headed by Bill Gildin, President, CEO and son of founder Herb Gildin, and Rhonda Grobman, Treasurer and daughter of founder Lou Kauffman.  They carry on their fathers' traditions and legacies today.

We do the right thing.®

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