Chem-Dry Climbs Key Top Global Franchises List
The world’s best-known business names make this annual roster from Franchise Direct, and Chem-Dry keeps making its way toward the top
The team at Franchise Direct has revealed their Top 100 Global Franchises, and once again the Chem-Dry cleaning franchise opportunity has made the list. Adding to the good news, this year Chem-Dry has achieved its highest spot yet, coming in at No. 19.
“Being highly ranked in the United States as an outstanding franchise brand is excellent news, and we have it happen quite often,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “Global rankings don’t come out as often, simply because of the time and effort involved to evaluate business concepts from around the world. So, when Chem-Dry makes an appearance on those lists, especially one compiled by Franchise Direct, it’s a huge honor for us.”
Chem-Dry’s many pluses raise its profile
Franchise Direct made mention of the many benefits a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise offers from the outset. Among those were the many different services Chem-Dry has, which include not just carpet cleaning but also granite and marble countertop renewal, leather and upholstery cleaning, tile & stone floor cleaning, water damage remediation and more.
Other pluses mentioned in the listing included the availability of financing for qualified Chem-Dry franchise owners, as well as a training program that never really ends. It all comes together to create a business that allows flexibility and ongoing opportunities for growth and profitability.
Strong partnership yields results
“We work with our franchise ownership team from the moment we begin to talk about opportunities, and that doesn’t stop once they’ve signed a contract,” Doug explains. “Because we are always adding and updating our products and equipment, not to mention adding new service lines, training and support is an ongoing and vital part of what we offer every Chem-Dry franchise owner.”
That partnership is what allows many Chem-Dry owners to operate their business as a smaller enterprise, until such time as they are ready to scale up. Compare that with other franchise businesses that demand real estate commitments, large staffs and other expenses up front.
“Chem-Dry is a brand that owners build, as opposed to one that they step into and have to operate just like all the others,” Doug says. “Our flexibility, coupled with the support we provide so that owners can grow in size and scope at their own speed, is why we keep getting honors such as this one from Franchise Direct.”
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 countertops, leather and upholstery cleaning.