Little did people know when they awoke on
April 1, 1976, that this day would bring the beginning of two great companies.
One was born in a garage by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and the other in a basement by David Zochert. We all know the unlikely story of Apple Inc. and may even have a piece of it in our pockets. But on the same day, a 25 year old, offensive lineman and Astronomy major from the
University of Illinois began his quest to light up the world in his own way.
Many things have changed over the years.
From our name, to the linecard, to the faces, the one thing that has remained the same is the sense of being part of the VIL family. Dave always says, "People don't buy lighting because of the brand, they buy it from people." We invite you to stop by anytime to meet our people, visit our office and showroom, and quite possibly hear one of Dave's famous stories. Afterall, "the coffee is always on!"
Join us in celebrating that last 40 years and here's to 40 more!