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History - Keeping Promises Since 1959.

The uniform & linen supply business is about more than delivering products. It's about delivering on promises, which is exactly what Dempsey has done since 1959.

All In the Family

Dempsey Linen Supply was founded in 1959 by brothers Patrick and Richard Dempsey. It was a logical outgrowth of their father's towel and coverall supply business, which was established thirty-six years earlier. Today, Patrick's son, P.J., and his daughter, Kristin, lead the company.

Customer Satisfaction Fuels Growth

For two years in a row, Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply was named one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania. Such employee satisfaction has led to customer satisfaction, which has led to rapid growth for Dempsey. Since its founding, Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply has become a leading uniform and linen supplier, servicing six states in the Mid-Atlantic. Dempsey has been listed as one of the "Top 40 Fastest Growing Business" in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Dempsey is a local, independent supplier with active, family ownership.  As independent market research has proven, independently owned textile rental companies outperform the national chains in the areas of fair billing, product quality, quality service, personnel and value for cost.

Technology Leadership

Dempsey is an innovator in our industry because we have always invested in opportune technologies for our business. In our market, we were the first rental company with handheld computers; we are among a select few companies to employ automated linen inventory tracking; and we are still the only company leveraging Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips for uniform tracking. Dempsey’s state-of-the-art processing facility in Jessup, PA opened to both local and industry acclaim for it's technology (pdf).

Dempsey is committed to leveraging technologies that control our customers' costs and enhance their service experience.

Financial Strength

Dempsey has grown rapidly, yet responsibly, over the past five years. Through five strategic acquisitions, a well-developed management team, and excellent banking relationships, Dempsey has welcomed hundreds of new customers and enhanced existing customer relationships.

Dempsey is also a member of the CSC Network, the nation's largest alliance of independent launderers. Through the CSC Network, Dempsey gains unsurpassed buying power and benchmark metrics.

Environmental Leadership

Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply is committed to a sustainable future through environmental stewardship and conservation of the earth's natural resources. Our goals are to reduce the direct and indirect impact of our company through leadership by example, recycling textiles and conserving resources. With these goals, Dempsey has become a leader in both the textile rental industry and our local community in preserving our environment. Learn more about Dempsey's environmental achievements and awards at

Continuity for Keeping Promises

The Dempsey Difference is about our commitment to keeping promises. A commitment that extends to every single one of our associates, many of whom have spent most of their careers with us. As a result, the same people that make our promises to you will be there to fulfill them. It all makes for a really promising future.

Awards and Affiliations

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