Our Story's Been Unfolding Since 1893


Take a moment to learn a little more about Gallagher Uniform, our history, our team and our ongoing investment in continuous improvements, technology and training that ensure our associates deliver the absolute best in service, products and programs for our customers.

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John Gallagher, President Gallagher Uniiform

John Gallagher

Joined Gallagher Uniform in 1982
Chris Gallagher, Vice President Gallagher Uniform

Chris Gallagher

Vice President of Customer Service
Joined Gallagher Uniform in 2001
Kevin Gallagher, Plant Manager Gallagher Uniform

Kevin Gallagher

I.T. Manager
Joined Gallagher Uniform in 2004
Dan Gallagher - 4th Generation Gallagher

Dan Gallagher

4th Generation Gallagher
Retired 2018
Pat Gallagher - 4th Generation Gallagher

Pat Gallagher

4th Generation Gallagher
Retired 2017
Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher

4th Generation Gallagher
Retired 2013


Jennifer Rosa - Human Resources Manager

Jennifer Rosa

Human Resources Manager
Joined Gallagher Uniform in 2017
John Shafer - Maintenance and Production Manager

John Shafer

Plant Manager
Joined Gallagher Uniform in 2015
Michael Wilber

Mike Weber

Maintenance/Production Manager
Joined Gallagher Uniform in 2019
Jim Petersen - Stockroom Manager

Jim Petersen

Stockroom Manager
Joined Gallagher Uniform in 2003
Cory Bracy - Gallagher Uniform Sales Manager

Cory Bracy

Sales Manager
Joined Gallagher Uniform in 2014
D.J. Redmond II - Service Manager

D.J. Redmond II

Service Manager
Joined Gallagher Uniform in 2019
Nick Dysinger - Route Service Supervisor

Nick Dysinger

Route Service Supervisor
Joined Gallagher Uniform in 2016
Mike Moldovan - Route Service Supervisor

Mike Moldovan

Route Service Supervisor
Joined Gallagher Uniform in 2020
Rob Sullivan - Route Service Supervisor

Rob Sullivan

Route Service Supervisor
Joined Gallagher Uniform in 2018



Honestly, how many companies that you know have been around for over 100 years, let alone in the same family?  For that matter, how many companies have been around over 50 years?

If you think about it, isn’t it remarkable that John C. Gallagher started the business to clean shop towels in 1893?  And today we’re the leading independent, family-owned uniform and laundry service provider in west Michigan and northern Indiana.

How is that possible?  What does Gallagher Uniform have that allows them to continue to grow over all these years?  As you learn more about Gallagher Uniform, the answer becomes remarkably simple to identify.

A Dedication to Customer Service
A Passion for Innovation
A Commitment to Quality

Somehow, John C. Gallagher passed on these traits to now five generations of Gallagher’s. Maybe it’s in the “jeans”.  But no matter, those same principles that founded the company over 100 years ago are rooted into every facet of the company’s operation.

If history is something that happened in the past, then Gallagher Uniform exemplifies the definition of a Living History…

  • 2023

    Gallagher Acquires Pfizer Account for Uniforms

    The year was marked by unprecedented growth, highlighted by acquiring the Pfizer account, contributing to the highest growth in Gallagher's 130-year history. Investments in new mat rolling technology and celebrating our 130th anniversary emphasized our continued innovation and legacy.

  • 2022

    With a focus on growth, Gallagher added two embroidery machines and launched a One Label Garment ID system, alongside expanding route storage. 

    Gallagher Uniform Embroidery Machines for Uniform Customization

    The Gallagher Green Path Trail was introduced for associate wellness, reflecting our commitment to the community and the environment.

  • 2021

    Gallagher Uniform Proudly Serves Detroit & Ann Arbor

    Gallagher returned to its roots with service expansion in the Detroit metro area and improved operational efficiency with an expanded steam tunnel and sonic ceiling blowers. The introduction of an automated cart washer and the Green Path Culture initiative marked strides in sustainability and workplace excellence.

  • 2020

    Gallagher earned the Hygienically Clean Certification and launched a major culture improvement and leadership training program.

    HC Food Safety Logo Background Removed

    Technological enhancements included new scales for soil sortation, a 250-pound washer extractor, UV light truck sanitizing, and UHF Chip readers, emphasizing safety and innovation.

  • 2019

    Gallagher Uniform expands its technological capabilities with the addition of four new industrial washers, a redesigned sorting belt, and upgraded piping, enhancing efficiency and sustainability.

    Achieving Clean Green Certification by TRSA showed our commitment to environmental responsibility.

  • 2018

    Gallagher upgraded to Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID chips in over 300,000 garments, greatly enhancing bundle verification accuracy and process efficiency.

    Dan Gallagher retires from Gallagher Uniform after 38 years. Dan started with the company in 1980 and contributed as the Vice President of operations, and finance while maintaining his family leadership role throughout his career.

  • Oct 1, 2018

    October 2018

    Gallagher Uniform celebrates 125 years of business in October 2018, marking a milestone not only for the family owned and operated company but for independent launders across the nation.

  • 2017

    Pat Gallagher retires after 39 years with Gallagher Uniform. Pat started with the company in 1978 and contributed significantly in sales, service, human resources and family leadership roles over the course of his career.

  • 2016

    Gallagher takes G-Trak to the next level with a new mobile app called G-Trak Mobile, available for download on any mobile device, allowing customers to easily follow and handle uniform requests on their own time.

  • 2014

    Major expansion of production area is completed, increasing the plant square footage by 50%. New state-of-the-art route storage system is installed. Floor plan is adjusted to further separate soil from clean to meet food and pharmaceutical uniform standards.

  • 2013

    Mike Gallagher retires as Chairman, Executive Vice President after 36 years. He began his career with Gallagher Uniform in 1977 and was responsible for managing the Human Resources Department and the IT/IS Department. In 2013, Gallagher also unveils and launches its new bundle verifier, G-Trak Certified. Watch the video.

  • 2011

    Gallagher launches an enhanced bar code system for maximum mat & uniform processing.

  • 2009

    Launches Handheld computers for Route Service Representatives, anchoring Gallagher Uniform as the leader in innovation and technology.

  • 2007

    Gallagher reinvests in an energy efficient steam tunnel to produce superior drying capacity and quality steam finished garments.

  • 2003

    Gallagher launches the most advanced uniform management tool available, G-Trak! Online garment reports, uniform orders & cancellations, invoices and direct sale ordering are available live, 24/7.

  • 2002

    Gallagher brings their direct embroidery work in-house to accommodate increasing demand. Customer Management Software is introduced to better manage and track communication with customers and prospects.

  • 2001 - 2005

    Mike’s two sons, Chris and Kevin, and Pat’s daughter, Amy, join the 5th generation uniform company.

  • 1999

    BUSH28p3 George W. Bush and Michigan Governor.John Engler get a tour of the Gallagher plant in Battle Creek,Michigan Friday morning. Kevin Hare/Battle Creek Enquirer.

    Gallagher launches new website and introduces direct sale business to existing rental customers. Republican Presidential candidate, George W. Bush, stops at laundry facility while on campaign tour a few weeks prior to election.

  • 1995-1998

    Equipment is upgraded to the latest technology to accommodate growing uniform rental business. Automatic sorting, DVT, Toyota Stockroom System, technically advanced wash aisle, and Dober Chemical Injection System keep the new Gallagher facility forward looking.

  • 1993

    Ronald Gallagher retires after 46 years. Gallagher celebrates 100 years of service.

  • 1991

    Gallagher opens a brand new, 35,000-square-foot facility, offering superior laundry innovation in Battle Creek, Michigan.

  • 1990

    Gallagher implements bar-code technology, putting Gallagher on the cutting-edge of quality service and laundry innovation.

  • 1984

    Major expansion of production area is completed in Battle Creek.

  • 1977 - 1982

    Ronald's four sons and current workers, Mike, Pat, Dan and John, join the 4th generation uniform supplier and industrial laundry.

  • 1975

    To focus on the Battle Creek plant's growing potential, Gallagher sells the Detroit Facility.

  • 1965

    A new manufacturing and laundering facility is built in Detroit and the company changes its name to Gallagher Industrial Laundry, Inc.

  • 1957

    Gallagher Cotton Mill is built in Florida to produce shop, dish and bath towels from natural spun cotton.

  • 1947

    Norman's son, Ronald joins the 3rd generation laundry.

  • 1937

    CEO Norman Gallagher (John's son) opens a facility in Battle Creek, Michigan.

  • 1924

    To better serve the needs of the local automotive companies, Detroit Waste Works, Inc. starts manufacturing and laundering shop towels. The company moves to a new facility.

  • 1893

    John C. Gallagher opens Detroit Waste Works, Inc., producing utility rags for local businesses.


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