- Global Headquarters
- One Aloha Ln.
- Peoria, IL 61615
Maui Jim began in 1980 with a fisherman named Jim Richards -- the original "Maui Jim" -- selling sunglasses on Ka'anapali beach in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.
As the company grew during the 1980's, it developed polarized sunglasses to further protect users' eyes from glare and ultraviolet rays.
1991: Walter Hester, a boat captain turned oilman, purchases the company after trying the sunglasses, becoming part of Hester Enterprises, Inc.
1994: Peoria, Ill.-based RLI Vision becomes the U.S. mainland distributor for the company, then rebranded Maui . . .
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Additional Offices / Facilities
- Maui Office
- 721 Wainee St.
- Lahaina, HI 96761