Rentwear's Company History | Acquisitions and Advancements

Since Rentwear was founded in 1972, we’ve committed to improving and growing our business to better serve our customers’ needs. Our acquisitions and internal advancements made us the great company we are today. Take a look at our company timeline to see how we’ve grown.

August 4, 1972

Founded by Roger Clay and James Brown. Uniform rental, dust control, career apparel, shop towels, continuous towels were offered as our services.

August 4, 1976

Building expansion of 6,000 square feet to add linen and related services.

August 4, 1983

Acquired Mop-X Co.

August 4, 1984

Acquisition of Charm

August 4, 1984

Building expansion to add sales and service offices, truck maintenance garage lunchroom, and storage area.

August 4, 1985

Building expansion to accommodate a route distribution area, stockroom and storage garage.

August 4, 1988

Acquired Solar Rental Services.

July 1, 1990

Saniserv Inc, our sister Company in dust control was formed.

August 4, 1990

Acquired Acme Cleaners.

December 31, 1990

Established American Pad Ex Franchise.

August 4, 1991

Building expansion to accommodate a chemical storage area.

August 4, 1993

Acquired a block of Unitog accounts. 8,000 sq/ft building constructed for mat production and warehouse, the building is partially leased to Saniserv.

August 4, 1994

Acquired Voris Inc. accounts.

January 1, 1999

Acquired Majestic and American Laundry.

December 31, 1999

Web debut at

January 1, 2003

Acquired The Sanitary Linen Company.

December 31, 2003

Relocated the Stockroom to 7980 Whipple Ave.

August 4, 2006

Installation of new 25,000 gallon wastewater tank.

August 4, 2007

Acquired Myers Services Inc.

August 4, 2008

Installation of GPS equipment into delivery and service vehicles.

August 4, 2009

Conversion to four day routes.

August 4, 2009

Acquired the Ohio accounts of national competitor, G&K Services.

August 4, 2011

Installation of new servers, update of all computer hardware and transition to Fulcrum for route accounting.

August 4, 2014

Acquired Smith Laundry in Galion, Ohio.

August 4, 2014

Acquired Swan Laundry accounts in Mansfield, Ohio.

August 4, 2015

Added a covered unloading and loading area to the front plant.