About Us

Learn why Pratt Abbott is “a little better kind of uniform & linen rental company.”


Owned and operated by the Machesney family, Pratt Abbott is committed to fair, transparent, and responsive business practices.

Superior Quality

Our unique processing capabilities allow us to provide a wider offering of uniforms and flat goods with a little better quality.

Your Partners

Count on us real partners in enterprise. Our job is take care of details you never have worry about linens and uniforms.

Our story

Pratt Abbott began in 1942 as a as a solitary dry cleaning store in Portland, Maine. We expanded to include uniform rental in the 1960s. In 1991, father-and-son duo Jim and David Machesney acquired the business. Although Jim has passed on, David still runs the business today with his daughter, Emily.

David developed Pratt Abbott into the largest dry cleaner in Maine, and further diversified the uniform side to include table linen and bed linen rentals, medical cleaning, and mat and towel services. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, we expanded further to high-quality PPE and disinfectants.

In 2022, Pratt Abbott Uniform & Linen was acquired by the largest national medical linen provider, ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists. This new partnership led to Pratt Abbott being renamed to Pratt Abbott Uniform & Linen, An ImageFIRST Company. This acquisition does not include Pratt Abbott Retail’s dry-cleaning and home delivery services.

Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST® is the largest and only national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the healthcare market. Acquired by private equity firm Calera Capital in 2018, ImageFIRST serves medical facilities nationwide providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs, and more while managing their clients’ linen inventory for cost management. With a customer retention rate of over 97%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through their quality linen and remarkable service.  As leaders in infection prevention, they currently own and operate the most HLAC-accredited facilities in the industry. For more information, visit www.imagefirst.com

What you can expect

When you partner with Pratt Abbott Uniform & Linen, An ImageFIRST Company, you can expect expert advice, responsive service, and impeccable quality control. Our knowledgeable and seasoned staff work with you to choose the best linens and uniforms for your style and budget. You’ll get top-quality products backed by a reliable cleaning and maintenance schedule that guarantees a fresh supply of clean, ready-to-use supplies. Count on Pratt Abbott Uniform & Linen, An ImageFIRST Company to successfully manage all your image and apparel needs.