Chem-Dry Celebrates 20 Years in Canadian Franchise Association

A thriving international presence is one of Chem-Dry’s hallmarks, and nowhere is that more visible than the brand’s coast-to-coast presence in Canada

Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise owners can be found all around the world, thanks to a large and growing international footprint. While some countries are new to Chem-Dry, others have been a hospitable home to the brand for years, even decades. That’s the case with Canada, where the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) recently honored Chem-Dry for 20 years of partnership and success.

Chem-Dry cleaning equipment

“The value of Chem-Dry as a scalable, multifaceted and easy-to-operate business isn’t just in the United States,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “Entrepreneurs the world over have discovered how easy it is to own and operate a Chem-Dry business in their community, thanks to a model that adapts well to different cultures and economic climates.”

Canadian franchise owners are success stories

That’s definitely been the case in Canada, as shown by the CFA’s warm words of thanks to Chem-Dry for its ongoing support.

“The stated purpose of CFA is to ‘help everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own business,’ ” said Lorraine R. McLachlan, President and Chief Executive Officer, in a letter to Chem-Dry President Dan Tarantin. “Through its growth and success, Chem-Dry Canada has made this dream a reality for each of its franchisees, the everyday Canadians who are aspiring entrepreneurs, that both your team and CFA serve.”

International partnerships continue to expand

The growth of the Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise brand in Canada over the years is proof that the business model pioneered more than 40 years ago in the United States is durable and flexible enough to survive economic downturns both locally and internationally, and so will continue to find new homes overseas.

“When Chem-Dry speaks to entrepreneurs in a country where we don’t have a presence, we point to our growth and success in Canada, as well as Europe, Africa, southeast Asia and other parts of the world where the economies are very different, and where master franchise owners have built large and successful businesses,” Smith says. “Chem-Dry is a vibrant and growing international brand thanks to hard-working entrepreneurs in Canada and in dozens of other countries — with more to come!”

Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with nearly 3,500 franchises in 55 countries, serving 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.

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