Chem-Dry Scores No. 1 Spot on Entrepreneur’s “Best of the Best” List
Annual ranking takes top brands from the highly anticipated Franchise 500 rankings and singles them out for value, innovation and other differentiators
When a brand makes it onto Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list, it would be understandable for corporate leadership to ease up, maybe brag a little. But throttling back is not the way the Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise team does things. That’s why Chem-Dry also has been tapped for Entrepreneur’s follow-up, the annual Best of the Best issue.
Chem-Dry has once again taken the No. 1 position in the carpet cleaning franchise category, a spot it has held for more than 30 years. As with the Franchise 500 itself, this list calls attention to what makes a brand stand out, and it really highlights why Chem-Dry continues to grow and expand around the world, says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development.
Annual rankings are seen by millions
“Everyone at Chem-Dry appreciates this kind of validation,” Smith says. “Our goal in the corporate office is to ensure that every Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owner has everything at hand to build a growing, successful business. From marketing support to R&D on new and exciting products and services, we work every day to make that happen.”
The Best of the Best issue, which Entrepreneur says captures more than 3.1 million print readers, as well as a huge online and mobile audience, makes that point. It points out Chem-Dry’s low entry costs and unique capabilities as major reasons why it’s a legacy brand as well as one with new offerings all the time.
New services pique entrepreneurial interest
For instance, in the past few months alone Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise owners have had the opportunity to add dryer vent and air duct cleaning, as well as wood floor cleaning, services to their capabilities.
“We are always looking for ways to grow our service line and do it in a way that is organic and natural to what Chem-Dry already offers,” Smith says. “Being able to offer more to clients means that each job can have a higher ticket total, and the new items also generate inquiries as well as new business. It’s a win-win situation for franchise owners.”
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 31 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, air ducts and dryer vents.