Chem-Dry Leads ‘Entrepreneur’ Magazine’s ‘Best of the Best’ List
Top honors are nothing new to a brand that’s been helping small business owners succeed for 40+ years, but this accolade shows serious value
When top-performing, small businesses are singled out for recognition by national media, the Chem-Dry cleaning franchise brand routinely makes the cut. Still, there’s the best, and then there’s the “Best of the Best,” which is where Entrepreneur magazine placed Chem-Dry in its latest rankings.
“We always look forward to Entrepreneur’s annual rankings, particularly the Franchise 500, because Chem-Dry has routinely done very well,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President for Franchise Development. “To build on that listing by being named to the ‘Best of the Best’ list, which is for franchise brands that are No. 1 in their franchise category, is a remarkable achievement and one we’re very proud of.”
Expansion and evolution of services pays off
One reason Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners find their brand atop this and many other lists is the continued growth within the business itself. Chem-Dry could easily keep ahead of the competition with just its Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process, but just doing well has never been enough for Chem-Dry.
“We never stop with our R&D, which means everything from new cleaning solutions to lighter, more efficient equipment,” Doug explains. “Providing every Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owner with the latest and best tools to do his or her job well while building their business — that goal drives us every day.”
Chem-Dry’s consumer appeal enhances reputation
That commitment also extends to meeting consumer demand for more environmentally friendly services. In addition to kid- and pet-safe carpet cleaning, Chem-Dry also offers more than 40 green-certified products for whole-home use.
“We now clean area rugs, upholstery and leather, not to mention providing tile and granite renewal,” Doug says. “One reason we get accolades from Entrepreneur and many other media outlets is not just our commitment to quality, but to our ability to provide a turnkey service for home and business owners who want a top-to-bottom cleaning provider.”
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with nearly 3,500 franchises in 52 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 countertops, leather and upholstery cleaning.