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The Benefits of Working with a Locally Owned Employee Uniform Provider

Rebecca Dutcher - Friday August 12, 2022
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There are many factors when you choose your employee uniform provider, one of them being location. Using a local uniform provider has many advantages, including a partner relationship and greater control over your program. Consider the following reasons to work locally when choosing your uniform provider.

Strengthens Local Economy

According to Civic Economics, for every dollar you spend at an independent business, three times more money is returned to the local economy than that spent at a national supplier. Dollars spent locally can be re-spent locally, raising the overall level of economic activity, paying more salaries, and building the local tax base. Working with a local employee uniform provider like Roscoe, you help create jobs for your friends and neighbors, contribute to improved public infrastructure, and invest in your community socially and economically. Local organizations are also more likely to give back to the community, and by keeping your dollars local, you help with that investment.

Reduce Environmental Impact

All Roscoe team members live and work in the Chicago area, so we have a vested interest in protecting our environment. As a two-time winner of the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award, Roscoe takes tremendous pride in its efforts to preserve our limited natural resources. We continue to be a leader in the laundry services industry with wastewater treatment, energy conservation, waste minimization, and recycling programs.

When you work with Roscoe, your uniforms are laundered, cared for, and delivered from our Chicago facility. We also source as many local resources as possible, reducing emissions and energy use.

Better Value

It’s no secret that local providers outperform national competitors in every area. In a study conducted by an independent firm, family-owned and local businesses provided higher quality and more customized services, along with better:

  • Value for Cost
  • Quality Personnel
  • Product Quality
  • Fair Billing

For over 20 years, we have surveyed our customers annually to ensure we offer the best work uniform service in the Chicagoland area. Commenting on a recent customer survey conducted by Market Measurement, their President Carl Hendrickson commented, “Even under heavy probing by our executive interviewers – the large majority of Roscoe’s customers were unable to come up with any way to improve. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen that before, and I’ve been doing this for 40 years.”

Better Service

You have more access and control over your program when you work with a local uniform company. When you reach out to Roscoe, you talk with a person located right in Chicago, not placed in a customer service queue. We work closely with our customers to ensure their uniform delivery program meets their needs. The beauty of sourcing locally is the speed and accuracy of delivery, communication, and quality of goods and services that come with a close working relationship with your uniform provider.

Roscoe is the premier local employee uniform provider in Chicago. As Chicago rapidly industrialized, George C. Buik and John P. O’Connell saw the growing demand for someone outside the home to lauder work clothes. They founded the Roscoe Overall Laundry in 1921. Now owned and operated by Jim Buik, grandson of founder George Buik, along with great-granddaughter Julia Buik, Roscoe is proud to be a third-going on fourth generation Chicago-based family owned and operated company.

As a local company, Roscoe is proactive with our customers. We provide shorter turnaround and delivery times and eliminate the complexity of dealing with a national uniform and facility services provider. We enjoy working closely with our customers and take pride that the most satisfied workers in the Chicago area wear Roscoe employee uniforms.

Contact us today to learn how the Roscoe difference can transform your employee uniform program.