“America’s Best Franchises” Honors Chem-Dry Once Again
Entrepreneurs investing in a new business want to be assured of a sound investment, and Chem-Dry’s steady ranking on best-of lists meets that concern
Smart investors do their research before spending their money. That holds true for the men and women who’ve become Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners, many of whom began the vetting process by looking at well-regarded lists of top franchises.
One of those is the America’s Best Franchises Top 100, which once again has put Chem-Dry on its roster as a sound and profitable business opportunity.
Tough questions, positive results
Since its founding in 2005, America’s Best Franchises has produced a steady stream of information that helps potential business owners align with the right franchise for their needs. It helps entrepreneurs understand the buying process, including initial financing and ongoing fees. As such, it has become a trusted resource and so Chem-Dry’s ongoing inclusion in its Top 100 is a strong vote of confidence.
“We don’t take this kind of honor lightly, because we know how many opportunities are out there, and how well America’s Best Franchises does its research,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “Starting a business is an adventure, but there also are lots of pitfalls. When someone reviews the Top 100 list and finds Chem-Dry, they learn not just about our opportunity, but also about how secure their investment will be.”
Solid systems mean strong ROI
One major aspect that America’s Best Franchises dives into is ROI — how much can a Chem-Dry franchise owner make? Thanks to a 96% customer retention rate and constantly evolving equipment and product lines, the answer is “as much as they want to,” Doug notes.
“Every Chem-Dry cleaning franchise is going to be different, because some owners are going to work part-time while others may focus full-time on the business,” he explains. “But the tools are there for them to maximize every opportunity. Because we are always upgrading and enhancing, our franchise owners can bring new services to every customer, which boosts repeat business and ticket totals as well.”
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 countertop, leather and upholstery cleaning.