Chem-Dry Makes the ‘Franchise Times’ Top 200+ Largest Franchise Systems List
Chem-Dry’s expanding U.S. and global footprints are good news for entrepreneurs who want to tie into a trusted, reliable brand
It’s hard to maintain the balance between being a global operator and paying attention to every market. Hard, but doable, as every Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owner can say about the brand he or she represents.
Being able to grow successfully in the United States and all around the world is a big reason why Chem-Dry now has been ranked on the Franchise Times Top 200+ list, a who’s-who of the world’s most successful, recognizable franchise opportunities.
Solid history supports steady growth
“We’re very proud of our history with Franchise Times, and the fact that we routinely appear in their rankings of trusted franchise opportunities is something that should make every Chem-Dry franchise owner feel good,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “Being included in this list of large franchises shows how our brand’s story continues to unfold across the United States and Canada, and around the world.”
This is the 20th year for the Franchise Times 200+ list, which allows entrepreneurs to easily and quickly zero in on a specific area business, such as carpet and floor cleaning franchise opportunities, and then dig into the details. That’s another area where Chem-Dry excels, Doug points out.
Low entry point and flexible packages are positives
“We are an extremely affordable franchise, which is a plus for obvious reasons,” Doug says. “Many first-time business owners decide to open a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise because they are able to get in the door financially, and then quickly begin to see a solid return on that initial investment.”
In addition to low entry prices, a fixed monthly franchise fee, available financing and discounts for veterans, Chem-Dry also adds the bonus of being a home-based business, as well as multiple equipment packages so that owners can scale up as they grow.
“Many potential business owners are scared off by the idea of signing a commercial lease, or having to carry a ton of inventory,” Doug says. “With Chem-Dry, there’s none of that. It’s a small, mobile business that you totally control, and it provides incredible flexibility and opportunity for growth. That’s why we’ve been around for more than 40 years, and why we continue to grow and expand so successfully.”
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.