Chem-Dry Tops ‘Entrepreneur’ Magazine’s “Best Of The Best” List
Annual recognition of the best franchises around routinely taps Chem-Dry for top honors, thanks to an ownership model that’s a worldwide success
Ask any Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owner if he or she offers the best service around, and the answer is ‘yes.’ Pretty simple, right? Well, it gets even better as far as Entrepreneur magazine is concerned.
The publication’s annual “Best of the Best Franchises” issue for 2017 names Chem-Dry as No. 1 in the Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning category. “It’s a big honor, and one that Chem-Dry franchise owners should be very proud of”, says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development.
Leading the way for 40+ years
“The editors at Entrepreneur are experts at analyzing franchise concepts, and they know the difference between what doesn’t work, what works and what works well,” Doug says. “They have been fans of Chem-Dry for a long time, because they know we never stop evolving when it comes to our cleaning products and equipment, as well as the services we offer our customers.”
To assemble their “Best of the Best” list, Entrepreneur chooses a franchise that is the leader in its category from the annual Franchise 500. That means the magazine has already recognized a franchise as the top opportunity in its service area, and Chem-Dry is a regular on the Franchise 500 as well. Again, it all comes down to products, service and brand reputation — three areas in which Chem-Dry excels.
Flexible business model provides opportunity
“Chem-Dry succeeds because we are a completely scalable business,” Doug explains. “We are a home-based business, so already a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owner is saving money because there’s no storefront, no warehouse for inventory. And then Chem-Dry is a business that can be operated part-time, especially at first, so the owner doesn’t have to completely step away from another career to launch his or her own business. That also means that staffing can be done over time, incrementally, instead of having to hire several people all at once — and be ready for the payroll costs that come with that.”
Those are just a few of the reasons Chem-Dry has been growing all around the United States, as well as the rest of the world, for more than four decades. Franchise owners know what a good thing they have, and so does Entrepreneur magazine and many other respected media outlets who routinely single Chem-Dry out as a valuable, profitable business ownership opportunity.”
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with nearly 3,500 franchises in 52 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 countertops, leather and upholstery cleaning.