Buy, Rent, or Lease – Choosing the Right Uniform Program for Your Company

Choosing the Right Uniform Rental and Laundry Program for Your Business

When it comes to professionalism and brand image, there’s no doubt that uniformed employees are a cut above the rest. Regardless of your industry, there are bound to be many benefits that accompany standardizing a uniform including promoting employee unity and boosting your business’s reputation.

Unfortunately, many businesses forgo the opportunity provided by implementing a company uniform due to obstacles like cost, maintenance, and employee mismanagement of said uniforms. That doesn’t have to be you.

Just a quick look at the services offered by top uniform companies like Prudential Overall Supply is bound to present a number of convenient, affordable options for getting your employees in uniform, including uniform rental and leasing.

So which is right for your business? And how can uniform rental companies help make your life as an employer easier? Read on to find out.

To Buy, to Rent, or to Lease – Your Uniform Options as a Business Owner or Employer

When it comes to employee work uniform programs, you have a few options to choose from. Deciding which uniform service is right for you comes down to your specific circumstances as an employer. Keeping in mind your job requirements, safety conditions, employee turnover, and environment, here’s a look at the three major categories of uniform services:

Buying Uniforms

Buying work uniforms directly for each of your employees will give you the most flexibility when choosing, designing, and running your uniform program. Yet keep in mind that once you buy a uniform, the maintenance and implementation of said uniform is completely up to you and your employees, including laundry and repairs.

In most cases, buying a uniform will be the best option for highly specialized industries that require specific elements not offered by most uniform rental companies. Prudential offers a variety of different types of work apparel, including medical scrubs, restaurant uniforms, mechanics uniforms, and more.

Leasing Uniforms

Another option in uniform services is leasing. A cross between renting and buying, leasing work uniforms requires you and your employees to launder and care for the uniforms on your own. However, changes in sizing, along with repairs and replacements, are all taken care of by your uniform company.

Most of the uniforms we supply at Prudential are also available through our uniform leasing program. Our uniform leasing program specializes in customizing your business and your employees’ work apparel. Work uniforms should make your employees look good, but they should also match the look and feel of your business. As part of our leasing program, a customer service representative can help advise on the fabric, color, and style that best suits your business. Customizing your look helps to build a relationship and brand image between customers and a business.

Our customization options include adding your company logo or employee names on any of the shirts, jackets, or blouses we offer. We also supply work apparel in different colors, shapes, and sizes: from customer service  uniforms, flame-resistant clothing, security uniforms, and work clothes to service industry apparel, automotive repair apparel, and corporate work apparel.

Renting Uniforms

When it comes to convenience and ease, renting is probably the most popular option in uniform services.

As the manager of a business you undoubtedly want to be able to find ways to maximize your resources so that your company can continue to remain successful and profitable. That is why it makes more sense to invest in a uniform rental program for all of your employees rather than having to buy uniforms in bulk and distribute them to new hires. Without a rental program in place, you may find that you are wasting money by having to purchase new uniforms over and over. With Prudential Uniforms, your uniform program will be professionally managed so you do not need to stress about the details.

We’ll take care of all sizing, weekly laundering, repairs, maintenance, and replacements. Basically, you get a weekly delivery of freshly laundered and professionally finished uniforms, and someone to call when there is a problem.

Prudential Overall Supply Company helped develop the business model for uniform rentals—specifically in regards to work apparel—making it possible for a variety of different businesses to obtain work uniforms when they had previously not been an option.

To get started with uniform rental, talk with an expert at Prudential. You can start from scratch to be able to get the uniforms that will be a perfect fit for your business. Ask about customization options to make your uniforms your own and allow your company to stand out.

Choosing the Best Uniform Rental Company

Choosing a uniform rental and supply company is a big decision. Selecting a company that you can have a positive long-term relationship with means not only will your employees always look their best, but you’ll also know that should a problem arise, you’re covered. Here are some basic tips for choosing the best uniform rental company to suit your needs:

Customer Service Is King

If you end up with a uniform rental service that isn’t committed to providing excellent customer service, is it worth saving a few dollars in the long run? An emphasis on customer satisfaction should be your uniform service’s number one priority. Don’t be afraid to ask for a list of references and take the time to investigate the companies that are already using your potential uniform service.

At Prudential, we’re more than happy to provide you with all the assurance you need of our customer service quality. Our website offers a look into our offerings and how our company works.

You can browse our company history as well as how we are active in the clean green movement. Our customer portal allows you to filter reports and costs.

Potential customers can browse through renting, leasing, or purchasing programs, while current customers can view their invoices and statements.

On top of that, we also specialize in clean room services, such as clean room garments, and mops and goggles.

Each client that chooses Prudential Overall Supply as their work uniform supplier, or as their overall supply company, is linked with a specific customer service representative. This representative works directly with your business, making sure that all services (like our uniform rental laundry service) are fulfilled to your satisfaction.

To this day, Prudential prides itself on its ability to foster great customer relations through its commitment to excellence.

History Matters

The uniform rental industry is a notoriously fickle one. If a company has been around for a long time, it’s usually a good indication that they provide quality service. Ask how long they’ve been in business and take a look at their track record. Independently owned businesses with more than 10 or 15 years in the rental service industry are often the cream of the crop.

One of the reasons why Prudential leads the uniform supply industry is our track record. We’ve been working to keep our customers satisfied with our work since we opened over 90 years ago.


When it comes to work uniform supply, it can be challenging to find a company with a wide enough variety of uniforms to cover all your needs. That is not a problem at Prudential.

Although we began operating in the oil and gas industry, we very quickly expanded our range of uniform styles to cater to a diverse variety of businesses.

As the company that helped revolutionize the cleanroom work apparel industry, we provide specialist businesses with everything they need to keep their employees professional, safe, and presentable. 

Some of the industries we provide uniforms to include:

  • Food processing
  • Food service
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Automotive
  • Contamination control including aseptic environments

Comprehensive Service Provision

A great uniform rental company should take care of every aspect of your uniform maintenance, repair, and replacement. This includes offering uniform laundry services for all their rental uniforms and arranging for these services to be provided in a way that is convenient for you and your employees. The company should also give you the ability to customize and brand the uniforms you rent so they can better represent your business to the public.

Uniform Laundry Services – Going Above and Beyond in the Name of Efficiency and Convenience

Choosing the Best Uniform Rental Company

Prudential Overall Supply boasts a wide selection of comfortable and versatile work uniforms. We also offer a complete laundry service and uniform delivery cycle, including pick-up and uniform delivery so you don’t have to lift a finger.

As part of this service, a friendly Prudential employee will arrive at your place of business on the same day each week. From there, the Prudential representative will collect the uniforms that require cleaning,

This level of quality control and customer service is a signature of our business model.

During the cleaning process of the rental uniforms, we’ll carefully inspect each item to ensure it is up to standard. That way, if there is a repair to be made, it can be done onsite at a Prudential laundry facility.

Each item is then sorted based on the fabric and type of cleaning the garment needs. All the garments are then washed according to their specific washing requirements. Prudential strives to comply with green solution standards and washes using energy- and water-efficient formulas and equipment.

Garments are then dried, according to their specifications. If your business chooses to have pants and other items cleaned with Prudential, the company offers services like executive pant pressing and shirt pressing for all shirts, to ensure that uniforms look crisp and clean.

Each garment that is washed is also tagged and identified, and then sent out for distribution according to your schedule.

At Prudential We’re Here for Everything Your Business Needs

Ensuring that your employees have a work uniform is a great way to keep your business looking professional. A uniform rental service like Prudential Overall Supply Company helps to keep work apparel clean and looking sharp, but there are other aspects and areas, aside from appearance, where Prudential Uniform Supply Company can help businesses with the things that they need.

For example, running a business requires that you have a bathroom readily accessible for your employees. Most businesses also open up their bathroom doors to their customers, as well, as a courtesy—after all, having a bathroom available may bring customers in, and keep them in longer.

A restroom facility must have certain items stocked in order to meet state health department regulations. A soap dispenser must be stocked with soap, and a hand towel dispenser—whether it is automatic or manual—must have clean towels available to employees. In addition, seat covers can be provided. Whatever your supply needs, Prudential Overall Supply can most certainly help.

Choosing a supply company for your business is an intense and intricate process. There are so many aspects that one must consider when running a business, and there are a lot of supplies and items that must be on hand to ensure that day-to-day operations run smoothly.  There are so many supplies that are required (by law, in most states) to ensure that your business is up to industry standards.

That is another area where Prudential excels. As a business supply company, we provide companies with all their essential maintenance stock, including:

Visit our website or get in touch with a Prudential representative to learn how we can make your business operations easier.