ImageFIRST Acquires Chicago South Franchisee


ImageFIRST, a  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, according to a news release.  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.