First Responders Can Qualify for Chem-Dry Startup Discounts
Self-starters with a strong work ethic and the ability to embrace well-thought-out systems and processes find an eager and helpful partner in Chem-Dry
While Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners come from all walks of life, many hail from a background as first responders. Why? Because in Chem-Dry they see a natural fit for everything they’ve been taught to value in their current careers. They also qualify for startup discounts — another strong incentive.
“We are members of the International Franchise Association and participate in its VetFran program. That allows us to provide first responders with a 10% discount off their initial license fee,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice president of Franchise Development. “We know their history of hard work. We also know that many of these men and women are taking their first steps into entrepreneurship, and we don’t want them held back by high startup costs.”
Ability to follow systems creates strong fit
Individuals who are trained as police, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders know the value of smart, easy-to-follow systems. They also value the ability to provide the public with a service they need and want. Those two elements alone make them great Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners, Smith says.
“These are very goal-oriented people, and that mindset follows them from a career saving lives and keeping people safe and into the world of business,” he says. “They have a great respect for their customers and are willing to learn and follow the systems and procedures that allow them to offer outstanding service. That completely falls in line with what Chem-Dry is all about.”
Entrepreneurial mindset another strong plus
As much as they value proven systems, first responders also bring an independent entrepreneurial streak to the table. That means they’ll not just work hard to learn how a business works, but they’ll eagerly pursue opportunities to grow and push the boundaries of what that business can accomplish.
“First responders are dedicated, focused professionals in a high-stress career,” Smith says. “When they are ready to step away from that, they want a job where challenges continue. A Chem-Dry cleaning franchise offers that, while also allowing them to maximize their existing people skills, organizational abilities and understanding of how to implement and follow a system.”
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with nearly 3,500 franchises in 53 countries, serving 10,000 homes and businesses a day. Chem-Dry has been Entrepreneur magazine’s top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for 30 straight years. The Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction process delivers a faster-drying, deeper and more environmentally friendly clean that appeals to home and business owners. In addition to carpet and area rugs, Chem-Dry provides cleaning and renewal services for tile and stone, granite countertops, leather and upholstery.