Chem-Dry Helps Veterans Become Franchise Owners
A strong preference for well-run systems and processes is just one of many reasons Chem-Dry seeks out veterans to become part of its franchise network
When the time comes for active-duty military members to separate from the service, many choose to pursue an entrepreneurial path. They want to chart their own professional development and achieve financial independence, and a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise offers the perfect vehicle for obtaining both those goals.
“Chem-Dry has a long history of partnering with veterans,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “Their proven reliability, desire to follow established systems and dedication to the best possible outcome make them valued franchise owners.”
Discounts make franchise ownership attractive
Chem-Dry knows that veterans, particularly those who have just wrapped up their service, are in a transitional period. That’s why the brand has partnered with the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program, which offers veterans and first responders a 10% discount on the initial franchise fee. Chem-Dry also has a robust, in-house financing package with further incentives for veterans who are looking at becoming franchise owners.
“We work hard to make sure financing options are available for men and women who have served our country,” Smith says. “Becoming a Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise owner is a simple process for any qualified entrepreneur, and we have made sure the processes are in place to offer the extra help a veteran might need to make that happen.”
Veterans are an increasing part of entrepreneurial community
According to research by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration, at least 14% of veterans are self-employed. That’s because they are dedicated to the rewards that come with hard work and know how to engage in the proper process to achieve specific goals. A Chem-Dry cleaning franchise is the perfect way for them to showcase all that they have learned while also building a valuable asset for themselves, their family and their community.
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.