About Our Company

Hello! I am Mark Wingate, Founder of Maxivolt

We've specialized in surge protective devices for more than 35 Years

Maxivolt sets the standard for surge protection with its distinct safety and performance features. Our non-compromising design prioritizes safety and optimizes performance, with integral fusing and an absent ground connection to minimize safety risks. Custom-sized hybrid surge suppression circuits and soldered connection conductors ensure fast response and reliable performance. Durable, non-conductive enclosures coated with hard-wearing paint withstand the elements and reduce touch hazards. Permanent labeling eliminates guesswork for clients.

Mark Wingate

CEO & Founder

Why Maxivolt?

Our Three Uniques

We take an owner’s perspective with our clients.

At Maxivolt, we go beyond the conventional vendor-client relationship by taking an owner’s perspective in every interaction. This means that we don’t simply see ourselves as a vendor, but as partners fully invested in the success of our clients. Much like an owner is deeply vested in the growth and prosperity of their own organization, we take the time to truly understand our clients’ goals and the challenges they face. This perspective drives us to proactively identify opportunities, anticipate hurdles, and design solutions that are not just functional, but strategic. We take pride in treating our clients’ projects as if they were our own, aligning our efforts with their vision and objectives. This ownership mindset instills a sense of responsibility and dedication, resulting in a relationship built on trust, shared values, and mutual success.

We manufacture premium power products and use proven application strategies to achieve extraordinary results.

Maxivolt is committed to excellence. What sets us apart is not just the quality of our products, but the fusion of our products with our proven process, consistently creating successful outcomes for our clients. We don’t simply deliver hardened power solutions; we engineer comprehensive approaches tailored to the unique needs and challenges of each client. Through meticulous research, innovative design, and rigorous testing, we ensure that our products are not only technologically advanced but also seamlessly integrated into diverse applications. This synergy of cutting-edge manufacturing and strategic implementation empowers our clients to achieve results that go beyond ordinary expectations.

We are accountable to co-created client expectations.

At Maxivolt, our accountability takes on a distinct form – one that’s rooted in the collaborative process of co-creating client expectations. We recognize that successful partnerships are built on a foundation of transparent communication and shared vision. As such, we engage in a thorough dialogue with our clients to understand their unique needs, aspirations, and goals. This collaborative approach not only fosters a deep sense of trust but also ensures that expectations are aligned from the outset. By actively involving clients in the expectation-setting process, we establish a mutual understanding of project parameters, timelines, and deliverables. This co-creation journey doesn’t end with setting expectations; it extends throughout the project lifecycle. We hold ourselves accountable to these jointly established standards, consistently measuring progress, addressing challenges, and adapting to evolving needs. This commitment to co-created client expectations forms the foundation of our customer-centric philosophy, where success is defined not just by end results but by the journey we undertake together.

Who is Maxivolt?

Some Reasons to Work Together

STANDARD

Core Values

At the heart of our identity lies the unwavering commitment to being people of principle, dedicated to consistently choosing the path of integrity and doing what’s right. This core value serves as our guiding light, directing our actions and decisions towards ethical and moral grounds. We recognize that true success is not solely measured by outcomes, but by the steadfast adherence to our values, regardless of challenges or temptations that may arise. Embracing this principle fosters an environment of trust and respect, both within our organization and in our interactions with our clients and the community.

Our identity consists of five interwoven core values that define who we are and how we do business. We are caring, driven by a genuine empathy that propels us to understand and support the needs of our clients, our staff and our community. Our curiosity fuels a thirst for knowledge and a relentless pursuit of innovative solutions. We value competence, constantly honing our skills and expertise to exceed expectations and deliver excellence. With unwavering confidence, we approach challenges as opportunities, believing in our capacity to overcome any obstacle. Above all, we are committed, dedicated to our mission, our team, our clients, and the broader community we serve.

These values are a blueprint for how we navigate running a business.

The act of getting up in the morning to feed the cows serves as a powerful metaphor for approaching our daily work with dedication and purpose. Just as the Rancher tends to the needs of the cows, we too must tend to the responsibilities of our profession. The cows depend on our care for sustenance and well-being, mirroring the reliance that colleagues, clients, and projects have on our contributions. Just as the Rancher’s routine creates a rhythm that ensures the health of the herd, our consistent commitment to our tasks establishes a rhythm of productivity and progress. Through rain or shine, the Rancher fulfills this duty, reflecting the consistency and reliability required in our work. Just as the cows’ nourishment yields productive outcomes, our diligent efforts yield success and growth in our endeavors.

CHAT

Core Focus

Maxivolt is driven by a commitment to making a difference. We believe that every action we take, every product we create, and every decision we make should contribute to a positive affect on our clients and community. By fostering innovation and embracing sustainability, we aim to lead by example in our industry and inspire others to join us in the collective pursuit of meaningful change in how business is conducted.

Transient voltage events, such as surges and spikes, can wreak havoc on sensitive equipment, causing irreparable damage and financial loss. Our niche expertise lies in developing hardened solutions that safeguard against these transient threats, ensuring uninterrupted operations and extending the lifespan of valuable equipment. By meticulously engineering innovative surge protection and transient mitigation technologies, we empower businesses to operate with confidence in the face of unpredictable electrical fluctuations. 

SECURE

Our Promise

You’ll always get to talk to a real person who cares and wants to help when you call Maxivolt.

We provide solutions to existing problems and prevent other problems from ever occurring.  We communicate transparently and co-create expectations with our clients.

We set goals and follow-up with our clients to make sure their goals are being met.  We provide significant return on investment through various operational and financial benefits.

Our History

How It Started

Maxivolt was founded by three friends, Mark Wingate, Dale Kredit, and Pat Cauley in 1988. Prior to that, Mark and Pat had a business that sold private label surge suppressors. Dale was the engineering arm of a related surge suppression company. The three friends discovered that the company they were repping for was making false performance claims about their products. This prompted them to cut ties with that business, develop their own product line and start Maxivolt, or as it was known at the time, MVC, Inc.

In the beginning, the “corporate office” was a back room at Mark’s home in Amarillo, Texas and the “manufacturing facility” was a spare bedroom at Dale’s home in Phoenix, Arizona. After about 18 months, the business had established a handful of key clients and several distributors in Texas and Arizona. The business grew to a point which necessitated moves to a larger office space in Amarillo and a larger manufacturing space in Phoenix.

In 1989, Pat Cauley was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). He passed away in 1991 leaving behind a wife and two children. Losing a close friend and business partner, especially that suddenly and at such a young age was difficult for Mark and Dale to say the least. Ultimately they decided to push forward with the business and in time, their perseverance would pay off.

Around this same time, Mark’s wife, Jeanette joined the team to handle secretarial duties. She later became a Corporate Officer, the leader of the Production and Operations gears, and a key member of the Leadership Team. Maybe most importantly though, she served as a versatile utility player and the “glue” and the “heart” of Maxivolt.
 

In 1994, Dale resigned from Maxivolt to start his own business and manufacturing was moved from Phoenix to Amarillo. Dale remains a shareholder in the company and is still a valuable resource and advisor to this day.

The company realized modest growth in its first five years, but then flatlined and actually began to regress. In 1995, a new product line was developed in conjunction with a key client. The use of PLCs (Programmable Logic Controls) had grown significantly as computer technology rapidly advanced. In order to effectively protect these sensitive devices, the ICP Series was developed from a prototype called The Green Dot.

In 1997, again, in conjunction with a key client, Maxivolt developed another new product line, the WS Series. This patented innovation helped spark a new growth spurt opening up the market for medium voltage applications.

This growth spurt prompted the need for more space again. In 1998, Maxivolt moved to 800 South Rusk Street. The building had previously been a doctor’s office and a significant remodel was required to accommodate the company’s needs.

In 1999, Maxivolt was awarded a $32,000 grant from the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation. This capital was invested in a test laboratory and also helped bring on a new employee. The company had entered into another assent and was named the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year that year and received the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics from the Better Business Bureau a few years later.

In 2007, another remodel began, most notably, the construction of Cauley Park. Dedicated to one of the original founders, Cauley Park was a place for employees and visitors to get some fresh air and enjoy a beautiful natural setting. This project transformed an asphalt parking lot into a small park with grassy knolls, gardens, and trees. It was the venue for the company’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and even hosted a wedding.

By 2014, Maxivolt had established clients across the country and overseas as well. They needed more people and they needed more space.  An adjacent building, 804 South Rusk was purchased for expansion and became the “Revenue Wing” of the business.

The following years brought more innovation to Maxivolt’s product offerings.  A new and improved version of the WS Series was developed as well as two new product lines, the WRG Series and the patented ICP Plus Series.  These innovations brought new capabilities and features to the market and served as a catalyst for growth.

In the midst of the pandemic, Maxivolt made another move. This time, to its current location at 9350 South Georgia Street. Again, a massive remodel was undertaken to adapt the building to the business. This move effectively put the whole team under one roof and gave the company a more spacious and comfortable working space with room to grow.

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We have gained a lot of knowledge in 35 years of business

In February of 1988, we got started in the Surge Protection Industry. Maxivolt designs, develops, and provides safe, effective surge protective devices. We also add value through specialized services that will improve the quality and address the needs of its clients’ electrical systems.

WORLDWIDE

Industry Access

We rely on our relationships with industry experts all over the globe.

INCREASE

Planning Strategy

Our technical experts help with application and placement of each product sold. 

DEAL

Client Satisfaction

We strive to create a quality relationship that goes beyond a product or service.

PRODUCT

On time Delivery

We understand the importance of project timelines for large industry application.

Our Team

Talk With The Maxivolt Power Quality Team

Our team of Project Managers will help you find a solution for your power quality issues. With vast experience and knowledge protecting industries from transient voltage, our team will help you with product selection, placement, and installation are critical to the performance of a surge protection system.

Jack Klaus

VP of Business Development

James Moellmann

VP of Technology

John Wingate

Senior Project Manager

Javier Caro

Senior Project Manager

Dillion Kizarr

Project Manager

Over 35 Years Experience & Knowledge Protecting Industries from Transient Voltage

Product selection, placement, and installation are critical to the performance of a surge protection system. Maxivolt determines what devices are needed based on the immunity level of the specific electrical load to be protected. The placement of the devices is then determined based on the ideal location to maximize protection against both externally and internally generated power surges. Next the device must be installed as “the path of least resistance” in the system. Coordination of these 3 critical factors ensures the client’s surge protection system will perform to it’s optimum capabilities.

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Phone

1-800-583-4773

Email

info@maxivolt.com