At ImageFIRST, we believe what differentiates great companies from average ones are their associates. Empowering our associates to take pride in achieving their best creates engagement, a strong culture and in turn, remarkable customer service. That’s why our associates are listed first in our Purpose; because they are the driving force behind everything we do.
Don’t take our word for it, the proof is in our more than 97% customer retention rate!
Ask any associates and they’ll tell you: we have something special at ImageFIRST. We call each other our ImageFIRST family! And like a family, we’re always there for each other: whether it’s professionally (helping on a project) or personally (being together or helping each other out).
We Are Family!
The ImageFIRST Company’s Operating Principles
When you visit any of our offices or plants nationwide, you’ll see our Operating Principles wheel everywhere – or what we lovingly call “our jelly donut.” (The name was coined by our COO because of the purple center. Or maybe he was just hungry that day.)
Our jelly donut isn’t just a bunch of pretty colors on the wall, we really use it as a compass on a daily basis for how we work – with our clients and with each other. Our Purpose, which defines why we go to work each day, is to build a great company by positively impacting the lives of our associates, our community, our customers and their patients.
You can see our Purpose come to life when our associates go out of their way, sometimes even spending their own personal time and money, to show they care about their co-workers, their customers, and their communities.
To positively impact our communities, we support charities all around the country quarterly to contribute and bring lasting change to those in need. Find out more about our community support.
Our Service Vision was created to guide us on how to connect with our customers – and with each other, of course! Our Service Vision is to create a positive moment with every interaction.
Whether we’re interacting with the medical facilities we service, each other, our friends and family or people within our communities, we strive to create a positive moment with every connection.
Our Values guide how we do our work every day. Whatever we are doing, we always want to be respectful, be remarkable, be safe, and be honest with everyone. So much so that we even recognize our peers when they go above and beyond in one of these categories every month!
As opposed to our Values, which are in no particular order, our Goals are in a very intentional order, as we always strive to put associates FIRST -- not just in our Purpose. In order, our Goals are Associates, Customers, Growth, and Profits. At ImageFIRST, this is how we prioritize how we win.
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST is the largest and fastest growing healthcare linen rental and laundry services provider to medical facilities throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico, with a specialty in serving the healthcare market.
But we're more than that; we'd like to think we play a small part in positively impacting the patient experience. After all, your patients are so intimate with our linen -- since they are wearing them or sitting on them before they even see a clinician! -- how could they not have an impact? And as long as you are part of the ImageFIRST family, we'll apply our "family standards" to all the linen you get from us.
ImageFIRST is composed of remarkable associates who reflect the unique diversity of our nation and the communities in which we serve. We are fully committed to cultivating a culture where all associates feel included, represented, and valued. To learn more about ImageFIRST’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, visit our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion page.
We invite you to chat with one of our associates to find out more about how we are special, and the remarkable service we provide as a result!