About – Maintex

Founded in 1960, Maintex is an industry-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality janitorial supplies, cleaning chemicals, and equipment in Southern California.

A humble beginning

Ralph Silverman served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a navigator during World War II.  After the war, he studied chemistry at Indiana University on the G.I. Bill.

In 1960, Ralph and his wife Marilyn moved their young family to California to start a new business.  Maintex began as a manufacturer of floor wax and other cleaning chemicals.  The name is a contraction of the words “maintenance” and “technology.”

In the 1970s, second-generation Stu and Linda Silverman joined the business and accelerated it’s growth.  From humble origins, Maintex has become the largest manufacturer-distributor of cleaning products in the Western United States.

Over the past 60 years, we have built our reputation on providing consistent quality, value, and service

We work every day to earn your business  by delivering targeted, high quality custodial maintenance solutions backed by expert guidance and support. Our consistent product quality and excellent service has earned us steady customer loyalty that spans decades.

When you work with Maintex, you are dealing with a local company that is large enough to serve all of your needs while being small enough to care about your success.

One size Fits None

We know that every industry has different needs. We tailor our products, services, and training to match the specific requirements of each market including unique equipment needs, hygiene standards, and cleaning challenges.

Proudly made in USA

We have decades of chemical manufacturing expertise in California. Our products are formulated under the guidance of expert chemists, and adhere to stringent quality and safety standards.

We stand behind you

Our industry-leading training programs complement our expert guidance. We offer comprehensive ongoing training in both English and Spanish including seminars, instructional videos, written materials, quizzes, and signage.

We stay true to our roots as a chemical manufacturer, producing over 500 custom-developed chemical formulas at our City of Industry headquarters.

We also stock a complete line of thousands of cleaning and facility products, and maintain a fleet of trucks that allow us to offer next-day delivery on most orders.

1 Years

We know the right way to grow: by continuing to meet the complex needs of our customers, by investing in new technologies, and by embracing the latest advances in sustainable, eco-friendly cleaning.