Specialty Bulb Co. was established in 1984, by Judith Beja. She set up shop in the office of another business with a desk and one shelf, convincing all of the major manufacturers to give her a distributorship, so she would be able to compete in the marketplace. During that time she struggled to care for her husband, who was simultaneously diagnosed with cancer. In those early years, Judy worked tirelessly as the only salesperson, negotiating the best prices possible and selling all day long to everyone in every industry needing a bulb. Specialty Bulb later grew into a business with a staff of 25 with a 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse to hold their growing inventory needs.
Since then, Specialty Bulb Company has established itself as one of the most competitive, knowledgeable and diverse bulb distributors in the world, selling bulbs, and now related components, for every industry and for every application imaginable.
Nearly 3 decades later, Judy has since retired and Specialty Bulb is now owned and operated by two of Judy’s daughters, President Caden Zollo and Vice President Janine Kissane, both long-time employees, prior to taking over the business. Their Business Manager, Linda Hillman, has been with the company practically since its inception…their Aviation Sales Manager, Edie Muldoon, shortly thereafter.
Longevity runs in the business, as all of Specialty Bulb’s employees have been with the company no less than 7 years. Because of this, every Specialty Bulb employee knows multiple aspects of the business, which explains the quality customer service we have come to be known for. Specialty Bulb is not only knowledgeable about the products we sell, but from the very beginning, we take the time to understand our customers individual requirements, in order to help you keep your business running smoothly and as efficiently as possible, whether you use the bulbs yourselves or sell them to your customers.
At Specialty Bulb, quality service and competitive pricing are our first priorities. It’s what’s enabled us to service our customers and keep them coming back, and continuing the Specialty Bulb legacy the very way Judy began it.