Linen King was founded in 1999 by L.K. McCullough, Kevin Jordan, and Leonard McCullough. The Linen King concept was developed from an earnest desire to operate the best linen service provider in the southwest region. In 1997, Leonard and his wife Jennie decided to move “back home” to the Tulsa area and investigate building a business with Leonard’s father, L.K. McCullough. At that time, L.K. was successfully operating a commercial laundry in Joplin, Missouri that was owned by a non-profit workshop for the disabled. He oversaw the development of this laundry from its blueprint stage and quickly grew it into a large healthcare-specific laundry.
After partnering with local entrepreneur Kevin Jordan, Linen King purchased its first healthcare laundry operation from the ServiceMaster Corporation in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. In a few short months and with a great deal of hard work, early mornings, and late nights, Linen King took the struggling ServiceMaster laundry and turned it around, more than doubling the volume in the first year.
Since 1999, Linen King has experienced double-digit growth each year and has maintained a 95 percent customer retention rate. Linen King’s current regional footprint now includes more than 150,000 square feet in healthcare laundry facilities in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas and will process more than 50 million pounds of healthcare laundry annually.
Linen King brings an unprecedented level of customer service to healthcare linen. Managing partners are available to customers at all times, providing hands-on healthcare linen solutions that competitors are unable to match. We also compensate our employees well and try to ensure that Linen King is an enjoyably place to work. It’s a strategy that’s allowed us to grow from just 14 employees to more than 300 in a very short time!
“A full service commercial laundry where you’re treated like royalty”
Linen King will establish the nation’s preeminent business model for providing outstanding quality linen service to the healthcare and hospitality industries, while at the same time generating meaningful and integrated employment opportunities.
We will accomplish this mission by following these principles:
Linen King brings a wide range of management experience and talents to ensure healthcare laundry service is the last thing you have to worry about. With Linen King, you will receive personalized, hands-on attention from an owner of the company- someone who has a vested interest in your complete satisfaction. Moreover, we have fostered the same pride and dedication in our employees.
We have assembled a unique team of professionals uncommon in the healthcare industry to ensure we exceed your expectations. We are a local, active and dedicated company focused on doing one thing and doing it properly- providing unparalleled healthcare laundry service. Our growth, customer satisfaction and commitment to the future are indicative of our mission and how we operate.
Meet our leadership team.