Chem-Dry Wraps Up Solid Franchise Growth in 2017
Continued interest comes from all across the United States, as well as overseas, thanks to a business model that gives entrepreneurs freedom
As 2017 draws to a close, more Chem-Dry franchise owners than ever are providing high-quality, comprehensive cleaning services to homes and businesses. That’s because, once again, Chem-Dry is finishing strong in terms of new franchise agreements.
“We have had another great year of expansion, thanks to tremendous interest in the Chem-Dry brand,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “We continue to grow from one year to the next and are very gratified to see just how strong the Chem-Dry name remains — not just in the United States, but all around the world.”
Inquiries indicate continued expansion
There is a series of steps to opening a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise, from getting information on the business itself all the way through signing the final paperwork. Even as dozens of new locations open, there are even larger numbers of entrepreneurs who are taking those early steps. That bodes well for 2018 and beyond, Doug says.
“We have a huge amount of interest out there based on the inquiries that we’re receiving,” Doug says. “Many franchise operations slow down during the fourth quarter, but at Chem-Dry we hear from people throughout the year. This is a well-known brand, so many people who are looking at starting their own business begin with us when they start their research. Many don’t look any further because they like what they learn about Chem-Dry’s flexibility, in terms of it being a home-based business where they can control their hours and rate of growth.”
Global representation continues to expand
Overseas, Chem-Dry continues to see considerable activity, as well. New Master Franchise agreements have been signed in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Khasakstan, allowing the brand to expand into entirely new markets as well as grow in existing ones. Having a thriving presence in more than 50 countries worldwide is a major achievement and underscores the possibilities of Chem-Dry, Doug says.
“This is a business that can work just about anywhere, as long as someone is willing to put in the time and effort,” he says. “Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners offer excellent cleaning and restoration services, and they are supported by strong marketing initiatives, business coaching, operations software and much more. We were pleased to welcome many new entrepreneurs into the Chem-Dry family this year and are eager to meet much more in 2018.”
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise, with nearly 3,500 franchises in 52 countries that serve 10,000 homes and businesses a day. Chem-Dry has been Entrepreneur magazine’s top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for 30 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 for tile and stone, granite countertops, leather and upholstery.