Paris Companies is solely owned by Dave Stern, its president and CEO. Dave joined his father’s retail dry cleaning operation in 1973 and subsequently grew it into the largest independently- owned linen management and uniform rental services company in Pennsylvania.
Paris defines a sustainable business as one that: grows responsibly (using the broadest definition of responsibility, which includes environmental stewardship, makes profits in accordance with value provided and efficient resource use and earns the esteem of its stakeholders. This is the type of business that Paris endeavors to be – dependable and contributory over the long haul. To this end, 2015 was Paris’s 37th consecutive year of revenue growth. Through disciplined growth with a focus on execution, Paris has never imposed a layoff despite six national recessions since 1973.
In the last ten years, Paris has reinvested more than $40 million to expand, modernize and maximize sustainability. New facilities and innovative technologies allow Paris to guarantee their healthcare linen services customers the lowest linen cost per adjusted patient day, and uniform services customers get custom solutions with the measurably better service customer satisfaction promise. Concurrently, environmental investments have saved hundreds of millions of gallons of water and tremendous amounts of natural gas and petroleum-based energy.