How Chem-Dry Made Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List for Astounding 25th Straight Year
For world?s largest carpet cleaner, best-in-class products and methods, consistency mean a top-rated franchise
Entrepreneur magazine is the bible of franchise owners and operators, who pore over its articles, surveys and rankings for the most authoritative and comprehensive data available in the franchise industry.
So for us at Chem-Dry, securing a high ranking on the magazine?s Franchise 500 list ? Entrepreneur?s annual ranking of the best franchise opportunities ? never gets old, even after a staggering 25 straight years on the prestigious list.
The magazine?s latest list, featured in this month?s issue, ranks Chem-Dry number one among carpet cleaners and 48th overall. Entrepreneur has consistently ranked Chem-Dry among the top home-based and low-cost franchises as well.
An innovative low-cost franchise
The ranking reflects two things a successful franchise system has to have: excellence and consistency. We take pride in being the biggest carpet cleaner in the world, but it takes a lot of hard work by our staff in Logan, Utah, and Nashville, Tenn., to stay ahead of the curve in technology, systems, operations and products.
And we?re doing just that as we move into 2013. Late last year, we introduced a new, affordable yet powerful portable system, the XTS, that cleans as effectively as our large truck-mounted units but at a lower investment for equipment. We are rolling out a new customer relationship and point of sales system that streamlines the sales process for our franchise owners and gives them more access to more data they can use to identify their operations? strengths and weaknesses. You don?t stay excellent by standing still.
The Entrepreneur ranking is truly something to be proud of, especially considering how stringent the magazine?s procedures are in putting the list together. The magazine ranks franchise systems according to objective, measurable aspects of each franchise?s operation, including financial strength and stability, growth rate and system size, using only those that submit current Franchise Disclosure Documents and other records, and an independent CPA reviews the rankings. It?s as reliable as a ranking can get.
Chem-Dry?s cleaning system
Underlying everything, of course, is the front end of the business, the cleaning.
Chem-Dry uses a patented method of hot carbonated water extraction to remove stains from carpet and other surfaces, including hardwood, stone and upholstery. The company harnesses the natural power of carbonation to attack stains from soils, oils and dyes at the molecular level, lifting particles to the surface where they can be easily removed with a fraction of the water used in the other common carpet cleaning method, steam cleaning.
Chem-Dry?s hot carbonated water method uses about 20 percent of the water steam cleaners rely on, and the carpet dries in one to two hours instead of one of two days, resulting in a drier, cleaner, healthier carpet in the home or office.
And the cleaning is backed in Logan and Nashville by years of experience, a top-notch research and development team, great support personnel, a superb operations team and some of the best franchise coaches in the business ? not to mention a network of thousands of proven franchise owners who are always willing to help.
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