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About Gunderson Cleaners

Vision

A Community of Actively Engaged People Focused on Being the Reason Someone Smiles

History

Gunderson Cleaners was established in 1952 by Douglas E. Gunderson, with one dry cleaning location.  In 1989, Gary Gunderson purchased the business from his father and has continued to expand the company.  Between 1997 and 2009, Gunderson opened Accents Image Wear & Embroidery and FRSTeam Fabric Restoration and invested in RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tracking technology.  Today, the Gunderson Family Companies remains a family-owned and family-operated business.  With over 60 years of experience, Gunderson is the expert in dry cleaning, laundry, fabric restoration, and your professional image.

 

Gunderson Timeline

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  • 1952 – Gunderson Cleaners founded by Douglas Gunderson with 18 employees
  • 1969 – Menasha plant converted to Health Care Linen
  • 1989 – Gary Gunderson purchased business from father
  • 1997 – Accents Image Wear established (Embroidery)
  • 2003 – Additional Industrial plant added
  • 2006 – RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tracking technology installed
  • 2009 – FRSTeam purchased (Textile Restoration)
  • 2011 – 2013 Sustainability, efficiency and lean methodology integration
  • Today – Gunderson Family Companies continues to grow and employs 225 people in the Fox Valley and Central Wisconsin

 

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1989
1997
2003
2006
2009
2011
today

1952
Gunderson Cleaners founded by Douglas Gunderson with 18 employees
Pictured: Douglas Gunderson (1967)

1960s
Pictured is one of our original Gunderson trucks

1960s
One of our original Gunderson vans

1969
Menasha plant converted to Health Care Linen

1970
Featured newspaper article from the Appleton Post Crescent

1980’s

1981
Gunderson Fleet Office

1982
Gunderson Corporate Office

1983
Gunderson Office Equipment

1989
Gary Gunderson purchased business from his father

1997
Accents Image Wear opened (Embroidery)

2003
Additional Industrial plant was added

2006
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tracking technology installed

2009
FRSTeam Franchise purchased (Textile Restoration)

2011
Sustainability, efficiency and lean methodology integration

Today
Gunderson Family Companies continues to grow and employs 225 people in the Fox Valley and Central Wisconsin

Why Choose Gunderson?

Local, family-owned business

  • Business decisions are always made right here in Menasha, Wisconsin
  • Decisions are based on the best interest of our customers, staff and communities.
  • Revenues and profits of doing business stay in your local economy.
  • Gunderson employs 225 of your friends, family and neighbors.
  • Integrating innovative technologies that bring real value to products and services are more manageable for a local, family company.
  • Gunderson’s innovation and improvement decisions are not contingent upon outside shareholders.  They are made based on adding value for you.

Expertise

Since 1952, Gunderson Family Companies has been a leader in laundry service innovation, efficiency and sustainability.  We are the linen and uniform service experts.

Wide variety of products and services

With a wide variety of products and flexible rental, lease or direct purchase options, the solutions created for you and your business can be customized to meet your needs.

Up-Front Billing

Unlike other uniform and linen companies, we exercise up-front billing.  You will not find unexpected or hidden fees.  Your trust in our business practices is our priority.

 

The Gunderson Difference: True North

Integrity is the solid foundation upon which we stand. With ongoing innovation and communication, we facilitate change and success for our customers, our staff, and our community.

true-north

Integrity : Honest and dependable service
Customer : Relationships and partnerships built on trust
Innovation : Environmentally focused and thinking ahead
Community : Volunteering and support