Chem-Dry Franchise Claims Spot On Entrepreneur Top 500 List Yet Again
Inclusion on annual list highlights ongoing value to franchise owners of a long-trusted brand in the carpet cleaning industry
For the 28th year in a row, the Chem-Dry cleaning franchise opportunity has been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a solid investment.
This year Chem-Dry was 42nd on the magazine’s annual Franchise 500 list (as well as first in its category), which serves as a guide for current and potential franchise owners. It’s the 28th time Chem-Dry has topped the list! The Entrepreneur editorial team highlighted Chem-Dry’s many advantages, including strong corporate support for marketing, the brand’s solid history of growth and its leading position in the carpet cleaning franchise sector, as well as financing options, veteran’s discounts and more that are available to new owners.
Consistent value for franchise owners
“We are pleased to be included once again on this go-to list for entrepreneurs looking to begin their own business,” says Dan Tarantin, President and CEO. “From the low entry costs for new owners to the environmentally friendly cleaning products and techniques that are unique to Chem-Dry, we have a great story to tell. We’re pleased that Entrepreneur magazine agrees.”
Chem-Dry is the largest carpet cleaning franchise in the world, with more than 3,500 franchises that serve 10,000 homes a day — a well-known name works to their benefit when our owners pursue commercial cleaning opportunities. And the owners are not doing it alone. Chem-Dry has a corporate team that actively seeks to win business from the large players in the office, hotel, retail and hospital markets — which are then handed off to Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners to work.
2015 sees solid franchise growth
Last year alone, more than 100 new Chem-Dry cleaning franchise units were sold, further highlighting why the brand continues to make Entrepreneur’s top list, as well as garner accolades from other equally respected industry publications and websites.
“We have 117 new franchises, which is the highest performance Chem-Dry has had since 2007,” Dan says. “Almost half of those were sold to existing Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners looking to expand their business, which shows the value of this brand. We are thrilled with the interest we’re seeing in the United States and internationally, and we are sure that 2016 is going to be an even bigger year for us.”