Chem-Dry Carpet and Floor Cleaning Wins 2018 Global Franchise Award
Honorees noted for excellence in international franchising operations
NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Chem-Dry Carpet and Floor Cleaning has received top honors in the 2018 Global Franchise Award competition, winning the “Best House & Office Franchise” category.
The awards, which will be highlighted in an upcoming issue of Global Franchise magazine, showcase excellence in international franchising. Winners were announced at the 2018 International Franchise Association convention in Phoenix..
The recognition comes after a strong year of international growth for Chem-Dry, the world’s largest carpet and floor-cleaning franchise. The brand’s 30-year history of global expansion includes master franchise agreements in Southeast Asia, Europe and the Caribbean, as well as Africa, where Morocco recently joined Egypt, Angola, Libya, Tanzania, Ghana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana. In addition to carpet cleaning through its revolutionary Hot Carbonating Extraction process, which is environmentally friendly, Chem-Dry provides tile and stone cleaning, granite countertop refreshing and leather and upholstery cleaning.
“Chem-Dry continues to aggressively capture market share around the world,” said Joseph Manuszak, Vice President of International Development. “This recognition showcases industry awareness of how Chem-Dry’s business model works in more than 50 countries, creating opportunity for local entrepreneurs in regions with growing middle-class communities to operate and grow a successful small business. Chem-Dry’s growth in Africa alone is testament to how the brand can operate successfully in different economic and cultural climates.”
Global Franchise Award entries were judged on the following criteria: global intentions; the relationship between franchisor and franchisee; how the brand is marketed; and the extent to which the brand advances the cause of international franchising. A scoring system was used to create a shortlist, which was then reviewed by a panel of judges made up of global franchising experts to determine the winners.
“The awards recognize those brands which have notably succeeded in this difficult field of operations,” says Ross Gilfillan, editor of Global Franchise. “They attracted a host of strong entries from across almost every sector of franchising.”
This is the latest recognition for Chem-Dry, an award-winning franchise with decades of success around the world; Chem-Dry was awarded the President’s E Award from the Department of Commerce in 2017. Both Chem-Dry, along with N-Hance Wood Refinishing, an innovative, affordable cabinet and floor refinishing service, are owned by Harris Research Inc.
Both Chem-Dry and N-Hance continue to enter new markets where their Master Franchise model creates opportunity for local entrepreneurs. Both brands can be found from southeast Asia to the Caribbean, and both are currently targeting eastern Europe, South America and central Africa, for future growth.
Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service with a network spanning more than 50 countries and serving more than 11,000 homes and business a day worldwide. Chem-Dry has been ranked the No. 1 carpet cleaning franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 30 consecutive years, is once again listed in their 2017 Franchise 500 list and has been ranked among the top 10 in the magazine’s list of Top Home-Based Franchises for 19 consecutive years. For more information about U.S. franchise opportunities, visit www.chemdryfranchise.com.
Chem-Dry also is aggressively seeking master franchise owners who want to bring this successful American brand to their country. Master franchisees own the franchising rights to an entire region or country and are instrumental in growing the brand globally.
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