‘Entrepreneur’ Magazine Names Chem-Dry Top Maintenance Franchise
Making the magazine’s highly touted Franchise 500 list is a starting point, not an end destination, for this aggressively growing business opportunity
Being named to Entrepreneur magazine’s 2018 Franchise 500 list was a significant honor for the Chem-Dry cleaning franchise brand. It was also a very familiar one, given that Chem-Dry has been turning up on Entrepreneur’s list for three decades now.
The honor was also just the lifting-off point for Chem-Dry, which once again has been named by the magazine as one of 110 franchises that rank highest in their particular category. For Chem-Dry, this meant leading the way in the maintenance category, and being specifically praised for carpet, upholstery and drapery services.
Broad range of services builds business
One reason Chem-Dry stands out among the competition, even with the stellar co-listings in this category, is the wide and growing range of services it offers, says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development.
“Chem-Dry has never forgotten its roots in environmentally friendly, effective and affordable carpet cleaning,” Smith says. “And since the mid-1970s we’ve worked from that platform to develop more than 50 green-certified cleaning products alongside faster and lighter equipment to expand our services to include leather and upholstery cleaning, granite-countertop renewal and area-rug cleaning. Our goal is healthy-home and whole-home cleaning, and also to keep innovating so that we can offer franchise owners even more opportunities in that space.”
Affordable entry costs fuel national, international growth
That comes alongside an unwavering commitment to keeping operating costs low, so that entrepreneurs can become Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners quickly and affordably. This home-based business has many equipment packages, allowing owners to customize the services they offer alongside the hours they choose to work. And with a flat monthly service fee of $400.98, they won’t be penalized for success as they ramp up to offer more services to their growing base of residential and commercial clients.
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with nearly 3,500 franchises in 55 countries, serving more than 11,000 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 home and business owners. In addition to carpet and area rugs, Chem-Dry provides cleaning and renewal services for tile and stone, granite countertops, leather and upholstery.