ImageFIRST, a leading provider of laundry services for the healthcare industry, announced on 29 May the acquisition of its largest franchisee, ImageFIRST Tampa. 

ImageFIRST Tampa provides medical laundry services across central Florida, including in Tampa and Orlando. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“ImageFIRST Tampa, led by its owners Tim Ryan and J.C. Ryan, has been an exceptional partner to the ImageFIRST corporate organisation for over 20 years,” said Jeff Berstein, CEO of ImageFIRST.  “The ImageFIRST team and I are excited to continue our partnership with the Ryan family as the Tampa franchise becomes an official part of our corporate organisation. We look forward to growing the Florida business together through our ongoing commitment to delivering a truly remarkable customer experience.”

Tim Ryan said: “Our business has grown and prospered for over 20 years in Florida.  I’m grateful for the contributions of our team and look forward to the continued success of the Tampa business under the leadership of J.C. Ryan.” 

ImageFIRST continues to expand its national footprint through a combination of organic and acquisition driven growth, and the acquisition of its Tampa franchisee represents the second major add-on acquisition that ImageFIRST has completed in 2019. ImageFIRST has 41 locations nationwide that serve over 14,000 medical facilities every week.