KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ImageFIRST, a leading provider of medical linen rental and laundry, announced the acquisition of its largest remaining franchisee, ImageFIRST Chicago South. ImageFIRST Chicago South provides medical laundry services across southern Illinois, most of Indiana, and a large part of Kentucky. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“ImageFIRST Chicago South founders Jack Vroegh and Brian McNary, along with their wives Annette and Missy have done a tremendous job growing their business into one of our strongest locations,” said Jeff Berstein, CEO of ImageFIRST. “They have truly built an exceptional business and best of all; they have built it the ImageFIRST way!”
“The ImageFIRST team and I are excited to continue working with Jack, Annette, Brian and Missy as well as the rest of the team as the Chicago South franchise becomes an official part of our corporate organization. I look forward to their continued success as members of the ImageFIRST family,” added Berstein.
ImageFIRST continues to expand its national footprint through a combination of organic and acquisition driven growth, and the acquisition of its Chicago South franchisee represents the third major deal that ImageFIRST has completed in the past 12 months.
ImageFIRST looks forward to growing the Chicago South, Indiana and Kentucky business through the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering a truly remarkable customer experience. ImageFIRST has 41 locations nationwide that serve over 14,000 medical facilities every week.
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST® is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the healthcare market. ImageFIRST’s 41 locations nationwide serve over 14,000 medical facilities every week providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and more while managing their clients’ linen inventory for cost management. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality products and remarkable service: their Comfort Care® line of gowns are proven to increase patients’ favorable perception of a facility by more than 50%. For more information about ImageFIRST, your cost-effective solution for greater patient satisfaction, please visit www.imagefirst.com or call 800-932-7472.
About ImageFIRST Chicago South
Formed in 2003 by Jack Vroegh and Brian McNary, ImageFIRST Chicago South is a franchisee of ImageFIRST and a leading provider of medical laundry services across southern Illinois, most of Indiana, and a large part of Kentucky. The business serves medical facilities every week providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and more while managing their clients’ linen inventory for cost management. Like ImageFIRST corporate, the Chicago South business is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality products and remarkable service.