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Uniform Rentals

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Patriots, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Patriots

    Patriots LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    Any of y'all use a uniform rental service, if so who, and how did you like it compared to purchasing uniforms.
  2. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 494

    Been there, done that. Nasty expensive.

    I have chosen to buy my own and have not regretted it at all.

    We just switched to a fiber made from corn which is stronger, more comfortable, longer lasting and keeps you dryer (wicks sweat away from your body real fast)

    After handing out samples to our staff they never came back. We wore them at a trade show and everyone who came to the booth loved them.

    On the sleeve of each shirt it is stitched "Made from 100%" Then it has a colorful ear of corn.

    Makes people come to talk because of the colorful ear of corn. Then they read it, then they have to talk to you about it. Great conversation starter.

  3. Patriots

    Patriots LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    Green Mark, interesting product. Do you have a website with more info, and costs.
  4. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    I don't find uniform rental expensive at all as we do both buy uniforms and rent them through Cintas. The ones that rent get 11 shirts, pants, shorts, 1 jacket, 2 hats and whatever they turn in each week is cleaned and returned and any worn or torn uniforms replaced free of charge, all for $7.50 a week per. To me it's cheaper than laundering them would be. BUT the down side is, normally you have to have several employees for a service to take you on.
  5. TurfdudeNCSU

    TurfdudeNCSU LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    We just switched to Cintas. Suppose to get them in a couple weeks, how do their hats look? We went with a hunter/navy golf shirt (or logo on left side with no name) with khakis, and jackets. What does your's look like?
  6. Patriots

    Patriots LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    $7.50 per week for all that - wow, much less than wear and tear as well as laudry.
  7. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 494

    We are in the process of setting one up for this. The costs are based on volumes right now so I would need to know size, style, screen or stitch logo etc.

    PM me with data.
  8. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    7.50 a week is what I pay from aramark, and its better than doing that extra
    laundry every week and replaced if torn or wore out!! ya cant beat it
  9. cochino12

    cochino12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Any pics of the uniforms? I assume "7.50 per" means per person and not per item? right?
  10. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    We use cintas also. I think it's something like 13 pants, 13shirts, 2 jackets for $8.50 per person per week. We also get charged a drop off fee of $8.00 every week. Don't quote me exact on those numbers I would have to check our bill but it's around those. IMO to pay $8.00 instead of spending a day washing clothes is worth every cent. Here is one of my clowns in uniform.


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