Why a Chem-Dry Franchise? The Value Proposition is Solid
Many entrepreneurs want their own business, but not a full-time commitment. Chem-Dry gives them the flexibility they need to build success over time.
Why a Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise? It’s a question that Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development, gets asked a lot. He’s got a ready answer. In fact, he’s got several.
“There are a lot of franchise opportunities out there, and they come with a lot of issues around inventory, physical presence and start-up costs,” Doug says. “Chem-Dry can address each of those concerns: You don’t need a storefront, and inventory is only ordered as needed. So, no landlord, no warehouse and no giant debt. It’s a compelling argument for someone who’s looking to start a business.”
Proprietary solutions, steady business
In addition to ranking highly in terms of affordability, a Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise is a home- or mobile-based business with a long track record of success. There are more than 3,500 Chem-Dry franchises in the United States and 50 countries around the world. You don’t get those kinds of numbers without doing something right.
“Chem-Dry franchise owners succeed even in markets where there are several of them,” Doug says. “That’s because once people have tried us, they never go back to using another service. Our solutions and equipment have numerous patents and trademarks, so we can’t be duplicated. Chem-Dry is drier, cleaner and healthier than anything else out there. Other cleaners pretty much come in, pump water into the carpet and suck it out. It’s never fully dry, so the pad stays wet and can grow mold and mildew. We use the Hot Carbonating Extraction process, which uses 80 percent less water and is green-certified — it’s so clean you could drink it. And when we’re done, that carpet is dry in one to two hours, not one to two days.”
Part time? No problem
Another Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise difference is that each owner sets his or her own hours. Want to just do jobs a couple of days a week, or on the weekends? No problem.
“Your schedule is your own,” Doug says. “Many of our owners have other business opportunities that they are working on, or have full-time jobs. Chem-Dry allows them to ramp up at their own speed, building a book of business through their own advertising, or through clients that we provide through our own corporate marketing efforts, that will grow over time until they either take it on full time or bring on employees to operate the business for them. Either way, it’s a winning proposition in terms of generating income and building a successful independent business.”