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, an industry first, features customer-focused production based on lean manufacturing techniques and cellular organization structure. We are your local independent service provider for work uniforms, floor mats, restroom products, and cleaning supplies.

Our Neighborhood

Today we service over 6,000 customers in Eau Claire, WI, Chippewa Falls, WI, La Crosse, WI, Rice Lake, WI, Red Wing, MN, Winona, MN, Minneapolis, MN, Saint Paul, MN and surrounding areas. Ask your neighbors about us. Stop by for a tour. We’re here to help.

Founders of Huebsch Services

1891

The Beginning

John and Joseph Huebsch founded a commercial laundry service company in Eau Claire, WI.

Huebsch Corporate Headquarters 1908

1908

Corporate Headquarters

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.

Jack Vaudreuil

1949

The 3rd Generation

John (Jack) Vaudreuil, grandson of founder John Huebsch, joined the company upon graduation from UW-Madison.

1978

CSCNetwork

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.

1980

Next Generation

James Vaudreuil, current President and CEO, joined Huebsch in 1980. In 1985, the laundry service company entered the Twin Cities market.

Huebsch Services Tracking Technology

1990

Innovation

In 1990, the laundry service company developed the uniform rental industry’s first integrated bar code tracking system.

Floor Mat Rental Service

1993

Growth in Minnesota

Our 20,000 square foot production and distribution facility in Eagan, Minnesota was built.

Floor Mat Tracking

2001

Floor Mat Innovation

Huebsch developed the mat rental industry’s first integrated mat tracking system utilizing RFID technology.

Huebsch Production Plant

2002

Moving Forward

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 Service Truck

2016

Quasquicentennial Celebration

Huebsch celebrated 125 years of continuous family ownership.

Huebsch 130th Anniversary Logo

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