Franchise Gator Highlights Chem-Dry as One to Watch in 2017
Latest ranking by trusted entrepreneurial source showcases Chem-Dry’s durability and profitability in the crowded franchise landscape
Hot on the heels of its highest ranking ever on Franchise Gator’s 2017 Top 100 Franchises list, the respected opportunity evaluator has placed the Chem-Dry cleaning franchise on its 6 Franchises to Watch in 2017 list as well.
Franchise Gator called out Chem-Dry thanks to its preeminent space in the commercial and residential services market, which continues to have “great growth potential” according to a Freedonia survey that said interior building cleaning, such as carpet cleaning, will continue to perform well in both homes and businesses.
Additional services grab more market share
“That’s not news to Chem-Dry, but being recognized for a savvy business strategy at the national level is still a nice accolade”, says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development.
“We know that we’re in a great position for more growth, thanks to our core carpet cleaning franchise model,” Doug says. “But we also clean tile & stone, as well as provide upholstery and area rug cleaning, leather and granite renewal and even water-remediation services. The carpet cleaning gets us in the door, but then a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owner can ramp up to provide whole-home services. I think that’s what Franchise Gator is recognizing.”
Numbers point to a bright future
In its summary, Franchise Gator pointed out that carpet makes up 52% of all U.S. residential floor coverings, with more than 10 billion square feet installed annually. Thanks to its Hot Carbonating Extraction process, which uses green-friendly products and dries quickly, Chem-Dry has earned the Carpet & Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval, and franchise owners have several decades’ worth of positive reviews, which in turn helps build even more business.
As the U.S. and global economies continue to improve, more entrepreneurs are looking at 2017 as the year they strike out on their own. A Chem-Dry cleaning franchise, with its low entry costs, low overhead, and strong growth potential, helps them tick off a lot of boxes.
“This list is only six franchises long, and our being on it means that we’re not just a good opportunity, but a great one,” Doug says. “We appreciate the vote of confidence from Franchise Gator and look forward to proving them right in the weeks and months to come as we continue to add new franchise owners in both new and existing markets.”
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with nearly 3,500 franchises in 51 countries, serving 10,000 homes and businesses a day. Chem-Dry has been Entrepreneur magazine’s top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for 29 straight years. The Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction process delivers a faster-drying, deeper and more environmentally friendly clean that appeals to both home and business owners. In addition to carpet and area rugs, Chem-Dry provides tile and stone, granite countertop, leather and upholstery cleaning.