The History of Huebsch
Huebsch was established in 1891 to meet the laundry needs of a growing lumber industry in West Central Wisconsin. The Huebsch Laundry business took many forms through the years. Throughout this time, we have remained flexible and innovative to support the needs of our customers. Our unique production plant, features customer-focused production based on lean manufacturing techniques utilizing state-of-the-art technology. We are your local independent service provider for work uniforms, floor mats, restroom products, and cleaning supplies.
Today we service over 6,000 customers in Western Wisconsin, the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Ask your neighbors about us. Stop by for a tour. We’re here to help.
John and Joseph Huebsch founded a commercial laundry service company in Eau Claire, WI.
The growth of the Huebsch laundry service enterprise spurred the brothers to remodel the former Gotzian shoe factory at 101 North Dewey Street. The company maintained its corporate headquarters in this building until 2002.
The 3rd Generation
John (Jack) Vaudreuil, grandson of founder John Huebsch, joined the company upon graduation from UW-Madison.
Huebsch was one of five co-founders of the CSCNetwork—today the leading North American marketing and buying group for 170+ independents with combined sales of over $1.2 billion.
James Vaudreuil, current President and CEO, joined Huebsch in 1980. In 1985, the laundry service company entered the Twin Cities market.
In 1990, the laundry service company developed the uniform rental industry’s first integrated bar code tracking system.
Growth in Minnesota
Our 20,000 square foot production and distribution facility in Eagan, Minnesota was built.
Floor Mat Innovation
Huebsch developed the mat rental industry’s first integrated mat tracking system utilizing RFID technology.
In 2002, after almost 100 years in its location in downtown Eau Claire, the company combined two laundries into a new 55,000-square-foot production and distribution facility on White Avenue in Eau Claire.
Huebsch celebrated 125 years of continuous family ownership.