IRVINE, Calif. — This month, Prudential Overall Supply is celebrating more than 80 years of service in supplying industrial, healthcare, hospitality and corporate apparel.
Prudential Overall Supply arose from humble beginnings in 1932, when founder John D. Clark first traded in his Model A Ford Sports Roadster for a used truck to use in his new uniform laundry service. His commitment to high-quality service allowed the young company to grow even amidst the thick of the Great Depression. During World War II, Prudential began its garment rental service.
By the late 1970s and into the 1980s, it expanded out of California and grew to more than $35 million in revenue. In the 1990s, Prudential’s cleanroom services went nationwide and the company reached more than $100 million in revenue.
Today, Prudential Overall Supply is very much a 21st century company. The success of its PrudentialUniforms.com website has helped it reach an even larger customer base that exceeds 25,000. Prudential’s nearly 1,500 employees utilize state-of-the-art industrial laundering and cleanroom garment processing equipment, which serves workwear needs from foodservice uniforms to flame-resistant clothing and more.
Prudential also rents and maintains non-apparel facility-image products, such as floor mats, cleaning items, and restaurant reusables and wipes.