About Us: Our Story

group of people In 1906, Isidor Leviton founded a small tinsmithing business in New York City. He began by manufacturing gas mantle tips and selling them on a push cart on the busy streets of Manhattan. In 1910, Leviton partnered with Thomas Edison to design the pull-chain lampholders for his electric lamps. Within ten years, the lampholders were being used in every apartment in New York and the Leviton business grew to new heights.

men and women A lot has changed since then, but two things have remained the same: Leviton is still a family business with a reputation for great quality, and we are still driven by a desire to innovate and adapt by creating sustainable, intelligent solutions for our customers.

With over a century of proven success, Leviton aims to provide energy efficient products that improve electrical safety, enhance communication and add convenience to our world. From electrical wiring devices to lighting energy management to security & automation, Leviton offers a wide range of products to meet any needs.

In North America, at least 90% of homes use Leviton products, and we are the number one choice for electrical contractors. We hold over 1,000 patents, and our products are available in over 80 countries.

To learn more about Leviton’s rich history, products and services,
visit our corporate site.

Testimonials: Paul Soccoli

“I have been working at Leviton for over 20 years through a variety of positions within the engineering departments. I participated in the product development of many products in that time, in a variety of capacities. I started my Leviton career performing development testing, moved into design, then project engineering and into management roles.

Throughout my career I have been able to work with all aspects of the company, giving me a broad understanding of what it takes to be successful. I have made valuable professional and personal contacts, both locally and globally. One of the greatest rewards of working at Leviton is seeing the products I worked on installed in homes, local businesses, and on the shelves of local retailers.”

Paul Soccoli
Manager, Engineering
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