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Posted at 8:06 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 14:03:24-05

BBC Lighting on 2015 West St Paul Ave, in Milwaukee, is one of the largest lighting providers for customers in the Midwest.

They have a large showroom at 2500-thousand square feet, and they pretty much have everything you're looking for.

Hank Albert owns this unique place, and he says he got the idea from visiting a local hardware store.

"It started in the 70s, and somebody told me that I should go to Hungary and buy light bulbs, but I didn't go to Hungary, I went to Sentry hardware which was a distributor, and somebody was nice enough to talk to me. That's how the business started, I was selling light bulbs," said Albert.

Here, you'll find lighting fixtures for both home and commercial from all over the world.

They have contemporary and traditional lighting.

Crystal is big here, along with their LED lights. Hank says it's their customer service that sets them apart from the competition.

"First of all, we wait on the customers, we take care of them ourselves, nobody has that many salespeople on the floor...We assist them, to make sure they are buying the right fixture that there's enough light for what they want," said Albert.

Another big draw that Hank is really passionate about is his antique collection,

He has multiple rooms with plenty to choose from.

"Well, I only buy fun antiques. I've got a bomb, I've got signed pictures that are pretty valuable, I've got Capone's Car tire and wheel I've got pictures of Capone signed. I've got Gotti, I've got all kinds of unusual things," said Albert.

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