History

Family Owned & Operated with Pride for over 70 years.

Local and Independent

General Linen Service is a locally owned linen service provider that is focused exclusively on linens–delivering high quality standards and impeccable customer service to the healthcare, restaurant, industrial and hospitality industries for over 80 years.

General Linen Service was founded by Lucien Drolet in 1938, and is still owned and operated by the Drolet family. Lucien's sons, David and Marc, with a third generation, Shane Drolet, are presently running the company with the same passion, dedication and commitment to high quality care and outstanding service our customers demand and expect.

A strong company with a spotless reputation

Despite a devastating fire that destroyed the building that housed General Linen Service in 1980, the business emerged even stronger. With quick reactions to save the business and meet customer expectations, the company was able to get back on its feet and continue to grow and prosper.

As General Linen’s spotless reputation accelerated, the company needed an even larger facility to better serve their growing customer base. In 1997, they built a new facility and headquarters in Somersworth, a move that consolidated the linen processing and made them more competitive. In 2009, the company purchased Lakes Region Linen, merging the two independent, third generation businesses. In 2014, the company acquired Savoy Linen Service in Stratford, CT.

With state-of-the-art facilities in Somersworth NH and Stratford CT, and additional service centers in Manchester NH, Hopkinton MA, and Westbrook ME, General Linen Service employs over 300 full time employees.


Our Locations

General Linen Service, LLC

75 Centre Road
Somersworth, NH 03878 
Phone: 800-582-7209
Fax: 603-692-6343

General Linen Service, LLC

213 Union Street 
Manchester, NH 03103 
Phone: 800-582-7209
Fax: 603-624-1077

General Linen Service, LLC

88 Scott Drive 
Westbrook, ME 04092
Phone: 800-582-7209
Fax: 207-772-1412

General Linen Service, LLC

112 South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Phone: 800-582-7209
Fax: 508-435-2306

General Linen Service, LLC

895 Woodend Road
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: 800-582-7209
Fax: 203-381-0180