National Vendors Eager to Work with Chem-Dry Franchise Owners
Businesses-support companies see opportunities to pair up with a respected brand and franchise owners who are operating strong local businesses
Nothing succeeds like success, and that’s why Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners get a lot of attention from companies looking to create partnerships that maximize efficiencies while creating positive outcomes.
Nowhere is this more evident than at the annual convention, where franchise owners network with their peers and learn about new equipment and cleaning products, but also hear from well-known business support companies that are eager to work with them.
Potential partners are carefully vetted
“We hear from more businesses every year who want to exhibit their services and products at our convention, and that’s because they see the opportunity to boost their own bottom line by partnering with a well-known, successful brand,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “It’s a very smart strategy, and we are always eager to hear from high-quality companies who want to talk to Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners.”
That said, Doug is quick to point out that any company that exhibits at the convention, or has access to Chem-Dry franchise owners, is scrutinized to make sure that it’s a solidly run operation and that what it’s offering would be of value to a Chem-Dry franchise owner.
“We only want to create partnership opportunities with companies who offer our franchise ownership team products and services they can really use,” he says. “It’s not just a matter of purchasing a booth and getting to attend the convention. Our franchise owners depend on us to create value-added situations for them. We only partner with the products or services that will help grow our franchisees’ revenues.”
Range of services is broad — and growing
The good news for Chem-Dry franchise owners is that the brand’s 40-plus years of growth and profitability means a wide array of vendors want to build relationships. At this year’s conference, for example, companies offering HR and payroll services were exhibiting and sharing information alongside those who provide background checks, online marketing support, printing, van graphics, financial management advice, IT support, video production, call tracking, insurance and more.
“A small-business owner has to wear a lot of hats, and having qualified, trusted partners to help with support services frees our franchisees up to interact with new and existing clients, attend networking events and work on generating new business,” Doug says. “Chem-Dry has created a vibrant and growing pipeline of trusted vendors who can help our franchise owners run a successful, and growing, business.”
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 cleaning services for tile and stone, granite countertops, leather and upholstery.