Chem-Dry’s Relationship With Vendors Helps Franchise Owners Be More Efficient
Size and scale brings business-support vendors to Chem-Dry, where strong relationships are built around competitive pricing and quality products
Bigger is better in the world of business support, where companies like to work with nationally known companies and brands to secure large, ongoing contracts. The Chem-Dry cleaning franchise network fills the bill, which is why vendors are eager to work with the brand at the national and local level.
“Our tenure and scale is something that appeals to companies who offer products like uniforms, or payroll services, for example,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “Connecting with Chem-Dry gives them access to hundreds of franchise locations that they can tie into, and that is very good for their business.”
Chem-Dry’s reputation draws reputable partners
That said, any vendor approaching a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owner to offer goods or services is carefully vetted before getting that opportunity.
“We have an outstanding reputation in the cleaning industry thanks to our valuable and affordable services, and we have maintained that for more than 40 years thanks to very high standards and ethics in terms of how we treat our franchise owners, as well as our customers,” Doug says. “When a vendor exhibits at our annual convention, that company has been researched by us and is up to par, or they wouldn’t be there. Our track record of success, coupled with Chem-Dry’s very positive reputation, allows us to pick and choose.”
Size and scale means competitive vendor pricing
And that, in turn, means that Chem-Dry franchise owners benefit from very competitive pricing and deals on the products and services those vendors might offer. Result? Strong support for the franchise in terms of quality products and low cost.
“We find the best vendors for our franchise owners, and we negotiate the best deals we can,” Doug says. “At the same time, we’re making sure that the vendor gets a good deal, because we want to create longstanding partnerships with companies that are the best at what they do. That way, everyone involved succeeds at their goal of providing excellent products and services while generating strong revenue for their business.”
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 cleaning of tile and stone, granite countertops, leather and upholstery.