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A Century of Pride: George C. Buik and the Early Years

As we approach our centennial anniversary, our blog series, A Century of Pride, details Roscoe’s (almost) 100 years of colorful history through the recollections of modern family members, some written histories and an irresistible trove of faded note cards, old photos and family lore.

In Roscoe’s early years, founders J.P. “Jack” O’Connell and George C. Buik shared the responsibilities of managing their new laundering business. O’Connell handled the day-to-day operations of the plant while Buik maintained his job as a business agent for the Chicago machinists’ union, assisting O’Connell on the side.

In their free time, the two friends chased …

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Roscoe Celebrates 99 Years in Business

New Blog Series to Commemorate 100th Anniversary

As Roscoe celebrates 99 years in business today, we’re looking forward to a spectacular celebration next year when we reach a milestone that really has us thinking big. At the same time, it’s impossible not to spend a little time looking back…

A lot has happened in 100 years, and any family-owned business in its fourth generation has stories to tell, with family and business achievements and struggles taking place in the context of the bigger history and cultural shifts that serve as more than just a backdrop.

The story of Roscoe …

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