SUNSET LINEN & UNIFORM
We are a top-rated full-service linen
and uniform rental company serving
Northern California since 1984.
Sunset offers a full line of healthcare linens and apparel, uniforms, linens, and floor mats for a low weekly cost that includes weekly pickup, cleaning, and delivery. Our services include uniform supply, linen supply, medical uniform service, hospitality services, and restaurant and winery linens.
We have a complete range of medical linens available for rental, direct purchase, or lease. We offer basic linen items as well as patient linen, bed linen, bath linen, and surgical linens.
Our state-of-the-art equipment enables us to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and quality. Medical linens are protected against bacterial contamination through a series of specialized and carefully monitored laundering and ironing processes. Our surgical and medical linens are wrapped to protect from outside contamination. We adhere to Title 22 recommendations and practice universal (standard) precautions.
Sunset Linen & Uniform is a complete full service uniform and apparel supply company. We’re here to help you with uniform rental, uniform sales, and laundry services throughout Northern California.
Sunset has a uniform to meet every need, from medical uniforms to hotel, restaurant and industrial apparel.
We specialize in premium linens for all occasions and professional needs. We have linens for all industries, from healthcare, hotels, wineries, food service industries, restaurants, spas, and casinos.
Sunset offers eco-friendly linens for your business if you are looking for a sustainable alternative.
Make a great lasting impression. With custom logo floor mats, your customers are greeted as they walk through your front door. Floor mats keep your floors clean and safeguard from spills and falls. Our scraper and anti-fatigue mats help your staff stay safe and comfortable.
Sunset Linen & Uniform is a commercial floor mat cleaning service. Our floor mat services include mat cleaning, floor mat delivery, floor mat rental, commercial mats, entrance mats, and floor mat replacement.
Sunset Linen has rental linens and direct purchase programs to meet all of your business needs. We also offer one-time or special occasional rentals. In addition, we provide services to customers who own their own linens, uniforms, and medical laundry.
Uniform shirts, pants, and jackets make a strong first impression.
Whether uniforms, custom logo mats, linens, or other products, we analyze your linen needs and customize a service plan to fit your goals. We pick up soiled linens on a set schedule and replace them with professionally cleaned, high quality linens. Because Sunset is a member of CSC Network, the nation’s largest alliance of independent launderers, we gain unsurpassed buying power. That means we can pass those savings on to you.
We provide a wide selection linens for special events, including table linens, bed linens, aprons, and towels.
Sunset Linen offers one-time or occasional special event rentals. Contact us for a complete list of products available for your special event. Whatever your function, we've got it covered!
Sunset Linen provides services to customers who own their own linen, uniforms, and medical laundry.
Sunset “batch” washes all customer-owned goods. Batch washing means that your goods are kept separate from other customers’ goods and processed according to your specific needs. Sunset has quick turnaround and dependable delivery. We treat your goods like they are our own.
Purchase direct from Sunset and take advantage of our membership of the CSC Network Purchasing Group's low prices.
Sunset is a member of the CSC Network Purchasing Group, the nation's largest alliance of independent launderers. Through the CSC Network, Sunset gains unsurpassed buying power that we pass on to you.
Sunset Linen & Uniform is a top-rated full-service linen and uniform rental company serving the Bay Area and all of Northern California since 1984. We are a family owned, independently operated company committed to outstanding personal service and enduring customer relationships. We guarantee our services and products.
Sunset Linen & Uniform provides its customers with quality products and services on time and on budget. We measure our success by your company’s good image and outstanding performance. We are known for our excellent quality, competitive prices, and long relationships with customers.
Sunset Linen & Uniform’s state-of-the-art technology works for you to save time, money and resources. Our equipment and workflow management improves efficiency, conserves resources, and increases turnaround time, enabling us to produce a better product and offer competitive prices and superior service. Interested in details? Learn about how we are using advanced technology to provide the greenest possible products and services.
Sunset has strong management, a superior customer service team, excellent banking relationships, and a consistently growing loyal customer base. Sunset is a member of the CSC Network, the nation’s largest alliance of independent launderers. Through its membership in the CSC Network Sunset gains unsurpassed buying power.
We offer personal, dedicated customer service and sales support. Every item we provide passes through the highest quality control inspections in the industry so that you can count on delivery of best-in-class products that your business relies upon. See what our customers say about us!
Meet The Team
Mike Erwin – President
Mike Erwin has been a resident of Sonoma County since 1954. He graduated from Santa Rosa High School and attended Santa Rosa Junior College. He grew up in the laundry business and was determine that one day he would own his own business. Mike drove a laundry truck for eight years, worked in the plant washing and packaging linen for deliveries, and eventually became a supervisor. He learned the laundry business from the ground up. In 1984, Mike bought small linen, uniform, and dust control businesses throughout Northern California. With a lot of hard work and customer satisfaction Sunset Linen & Uniform has become on the most respected independent laundries north of San Francisco. Under Mike’s leadership, Sunset Linen & Uniform remains an industry leader in automation and implementation of environmental practices.
Andrea Erwin – Vice President
Andrea Bahr Erwin was born and raised in Sonoma County. She graduated Montgomery High School and attended Santa Rosa Junior College. Andrea grew up in a family of entrepreneurs and has a history and success with both business and project management challenges. She enjoys working with the community and is proud to be a member of one the most environmentally friendly linen companies in Northern California. She and Mike Erwin have been married since 1998 and together they have two daughters and a son who look forward to becoming involved with Sunset Linen in the future.
Braden Bahr – General Manager
Braden was born in Healdsburg and raised in Santa Rosa. After graduating from Montgomery High School, he attended Santa Rosa Junior College and completed degree at Chico State University, where he graduated with a BA in English Literature and a minor in Speech Communications. After college he started his own real estate appraising business which kept him busy for nine years, and then he moved into production management, where for five years he was Director of Building Operations for the traveling art exhibit Ashes and Snow. He brings a wealth of high-level management and production experience to his role as General Manager for Sunset Linen.
Deborah Vogan – Sales and Service Manager
Deborah has been a resident of Sonoma County since 1968. She has spent most of her career is sales and customer service and joined the Sunset Linen team in 2000. Deborah says “I love my job because I love helping people.” She enjoys the ongoing relationship with Sunset Linen & Uniform’s customers.
Angela Greenwell – Office Supervisor
Angela was born and raised in Calaveras County. She moved to Santa Rosa in 1990. She started working for Sunset Linen & Uniform in 1991, and has been with the company for over 20 years. Angela is a conscientious employee and an integral member of the Sunset team.
William Burge –
William is a native of Chicago who has called California home for 25 years. William has over 24 years experience in Maintenance Engineering. He has worked as lead mechanic for production lines, as a bottling manufacturing supervisor, and as a team member of quality control and quality assurance. Prior to joining Sunset Linen & Uniform he was the maintenance supervisor for a food production plant.
Alejandro (Alex) Cruz Perez – Plant Supervisor
Alex as born in Michoacán, Mexico, and now resides in Santa Rosa with his wife and two children. Alex has worked for Sunset Linen & Uniform since 2001. He assists with equipment maintenance and coordinates the flow of work in the plant. During his off time Alex enjoys time with his family and playing in a local soccer league.
We Are Green
Sunset Linen & Uniform is committed to reducing our impact on the environment. We incorporate environmentally responsible practices in every aspect of our business. Sunset continuously monitors production equipment and machinery to ensure maximum operating efficiency. We regularly evaluate detergents, processes, packaging, and products used to monitor their impact on the environment.
Over the past 30 years, we have made significant modifications to our facility and implemented methods to reduce the use of energy, water, and consumables. Here are a few of the conservation measures we have employed here at Sunset:
Installed high-efficiency lighting,
Installed and maintain a heat reclamation system. We reclaim heat from our waste water to heat incoming water. The system recycles water at 110˚,
Operate and maintain a Continuous Batch Tunnel Washer designed to reduce water consumption by 50%,
Our delivery drivers use handheld computers to streamlines their routes reduce fuel consumption;
Uniforms are folded to reduce hanger use by 30–40%,
Hanger recycling to further reduce our hanger use by an additional 30%,
Sunset recycles all textiles, as well as making charitable donations to help homeless shelters.
We offer cost-effective, green alternatives to laundering in household washers or unregulated sites where untreated wastewater is discharged into the local sewer system. Sunset helps reduce the amount of disposable products whose manufacture, packaging and distribution consume vast and valuable resources. Consider the financial and environmental benefits of using:
Cloth napkins instead of paper,
Cloth towels instead of paper,
Heavy-duty aprons instead of paper or plastic aprons,
Re-usable clean-up rags instead of paper towels or toss-away rags,
Professional quality dust and wet mops instead of one time disposable mops.
Textile Rental Services Association Member and LaundryESP® Participant
As a member of Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA), Sunset participates in the Laundry Environmental stewardship Program (LaundryESP®) and sustainable laundering practices.
The LaundryESP® tells the story of the textile services industry’s positive impact on environmental protection. This voluntary pollution prevention and resource conservation program enables TRSA to facilitate the industry’s continued commitment to increasingly efficient use of natural resources. It is a cost-effective and flexible methodology for tracking improvement and creating more sustainable business practices.
Results compiled since 1997 demonstrate to the industry’s customers and regulators and environmental groups that textile service operations have made great strides in instituting company-specific initiatives that advance LaundryESP®’s mission. A wealth of data quantifies these improvements and proves that voluntary participation fosters individual corporate responsibility. LaundryESP® has helped members achieve significant reductions per pound of textile laundered since 1997 including:
24% reduction in CO2 emissions
27% reduction in total energy consumption, including
26% reduction in natural gas
9% reduction in electricity
75% reduction in fuel oil
81% decline in propane
30% in all hydrocarbon (production) fuels
10.9 trillion BTU reduced
33% reduction in gallons of water
Our business is naturally “green” with its reusable products and best practices such as the recycling of water, recapturing of heat and overall reductions in energy usage. The LaundryESP® program, developed with the EPA, demonstrates our industry’s commitment to sustainable operations.
Survey Results Attest to Efficiencies
The LaundryESP® Facility Data Survey of TRSA member companies produced the above results. The most recent such questionnaire covered members' environmental performance from 2007 through 2009, crowning the accumulation of 13 years of year-by-year data on these parameters plus each facility's production (volume of textiles cleaned, hours of operation), wastewater treatment and discharge, sludge generation and management, and other variables.
LaundryESP® Member Roster
More than 800 laundry facilities have provided data for at least one of the 13 years the survey has spanned, with the number of responding locations ranging in any single year from about 400 to about 650. For the most recent iteration of the survey, covering 2007 through 2009, 539 facilities provided data, many of which are part of multi-location operations represented on this roster.
TRSA and EPA: Allies in Resource Conservation
TRSA presents LaundryESP® results to EPA to demonstrate the industry's progress in resource conservation and pollution reduction. Previous audiences within the agency have included officials from the Engineering Analysis Division, Office of Water; and Design for the Environment Program, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. Collaborating with the agency on LaundryESP® also provides an opportunity to discuss issues with EPA representatives to ensure the industry is subjected to only fair, balanced environmental regulation.
“Sunset Linen is by far the best linen service company we’ve worked with in our 40 years in business. The people are beyond amazing. Every person I’ve ever dealt with has gone above and beyond to make sure I’m taken care of. If you need something they make sure it happens. The prices are great to boot.”
“I have had a professional working relationship with Sunset Linen for many years now. A perfect balance of quality products and amazing service. Their well-trained drivers make the delivery process very easy. They are professional, clean, and a well-organized group.”
Barndiva Restaurant, Healdsburg
“Sunset Linen has been a joy to work with. They are always willing to help me out in a pinch, the customer service and quality product is unsurpassed in the linen business.”
Executive Chef at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
“We began our relationship with Sunset Linen when we took over the spa at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel. Sunset Linen took the time and energy to guide us through the process and answered all of our questions. Sunset is wonderful to work with. They catered to our needs and went above and beyond the call of duty to make our business a success.”
Maria and Charles
Le Carre Salon & Spa at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel
“We have utilized the services of Sunset Linen for almost 10 years. The staff is consistently professional and accommodating. Their customer service has been exceptional. I would recommend them.”
Dean Sullivan, CNMT
Imaging Center Manager
NorCal Imaging, Oakland
“Sunset Linen has supplied our growing business for many years. They have never missed a delivery and make special deliveries to us when we're super busy. There's no stress for us as we de-stress in Santa Rosa and Sonoma. I recommend Sunset to any business in need of their services!”
Massage Envy Spa