Work Uniform Blog

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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The Right Floor Mat System for Keeping Your Workplace Clean and Safe

By Sergio Peña, District Service Manager

As a District Service Manager and 15-year member of the Roscoe Team, I have had the privilege of meeting a lot of customers over the years, beginning as a Route Service Representative. And while our work uniforms are the “meat and potatoes” of this business, as my supervisor once told me, I have also spent a lot of time helping customers take care of their floors as well.

As an industry veteran, I know that appearance matters. That includes what you see when you’re looking down. Floor mats are an important part of maintaining …

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Reorganized Team Puts a Spotlight on Evolving Leadership

In the wake of a very successful 2019, we’re starting off the new year with a team reorganization that highlights our evolving leadership and sets the stage for the continued improvement of the processes and customer service that drive everything we do.

As a family-owned and operated business approaching a 100-year anniversary, we are incredibly grateful for the team members who have made our success possible with their continued focus on, and commitment to, the success of our clients.

With an average tenure of 13 years, our team members are the reason we have been able to post record-breaking

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Celebrating Decades of Teamwork and Commitment

If you are a Roscoe customer, chances are good that you know the employees who pick up the phone when you call, who deliver your uniforms and who manage your account. That’s because Roscoe team members tend to stick around.

So many Roscoe team members make their careers here that we had to form a special club just to celebrate them.

Our 20-Year Club represents a big part of who we are at Roscoe and we are proud to be a company where so many people choose not just to work here, but to build a career that spans …

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Leadership Planning for Family-Owned Success

Succession planning is a core part of any strong business strategy. For a family-owned business, it’s not just important – it’s central to the process of growing and sustaining a thriving company.

A recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers found that nearly 44% of family owned businesses consider succession planning a challenge they will face over the next five years, yet just 23% of these companies have a “…robust, documented succession plan in place.”

At Roscoe, succession planning is woven into our business strategy and plays a key role in the efforts by which we’ve been able to grow our business and …

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