Chem-Dry Makes ‘Small Business Trends’ 50 Green Franchises List
Environmentally friendly businesses are more than a trend; they are the wave of the future, and Chem-Dry leads the way with products and services
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of articles, blogs and reports detailing how businesses need to be environmentally conscious to tap into consumer demand. Many of them feature the Chem-Dry cleaning franchise brand, which is hardly surprising.
“Chem-Dry has been on trend when it comes to safe cleaning products and processes since we began in the 1970s,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “Our Hot Carbonating Extraction process uses water, and an environmentally safe solution called “The Natural,” to quickly and effectively clean flooring without harsh chemicals. We’ve built our entire company on that, never losing sight of what makes us different.”
A recognizable and respected green franchise
Most recently, Chem-Dry made the news by landing on Small Business Trends’ 50 Green Franchises list. The accompanying article discussed in depth how the franchise world is becoming more conscious of environmental issues and how important it is to be aware of environmental footprints. Small Business Trends’ showcased brands such as Chem-Dry who have perfected the process.
“This is the kind of recognition that pleases us, because being ‘green’ is more important than ever, but that can mean different things to different people,” Doug says. “Small Business Trends vetted its list by studying how thoroughly, and for how long, these brands have been working to ensure a low environmental impact. We are very pleased to be included.”
Eco-friendly product development continues
To ensure that every Chem-Dry cleaning franchise can continue to lead the way in eco-conscious cleaning, a robust R&D process never stops evaluating existing formulas, as well as creating new ones, to add to the Chem-Dry product line.
“We can’t sit still, because competitors are moving into the green space,” Doug explains. “We’ve been out front for a long time, but we also believe that everything we do and offer can be improved and expanded upon. That’s why our Chem-Dry cleaning franchise partners rely on us, and that’s why we now have more than 40 green-certified products — and will continue to add to that number.”
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.