Chem-Dry Indian Master Franchise Owner Wins Major Award
Innovative entrepreneur’s laundry business takes international award as he ramps up connecting franchise operations in this huge and growing market
Chem-Dry Master Franchise owner Arunabh Sinha has notched an impressive win for UClean, his premium laundry brand. UClean, India’s first ever organized laundry service, was named Best Emerging Franchise Brand by the Global Franchise Award.
Sinha’s success with UClean, which also provides dry-cleaning services, was a major impetus behind his decision to become a Chem-Dry Master Franchise owner in 2018. He said at the time that he believed he could find synergy between the two businesses, as well as use his existing sub-franchise owner network to rapidly grow Chem-Dry’s presence in India. Master Franchise owners control the Chem-Dry brand in a country or region, operating their own franchise locations and/or bringing other entrepreneurs on board as sub-franchisees.
Indian rollout for brand exceeding expectations
“We have about 60 stores in 21 cities, where customers can do their own laundry, or drop it off,” says Sinha, who also founded Mint Clean, an on-demand cleaning services company with both residential and commercial customers. “We also have an app and websites for online scheduling.”
“We have built a solid base of customers, having serviced close to 20,000 people in the last two years, and our franchise owners were asking about adding carpet and upholstery cleaning so they could generate more business from that loyal customer base,” he adds. “When we researched Chem-Dry, we realized it would be the ideal partner for adding those capabilities.”
Connecting current owners with the Chem-Dry opportunity
Sinha is currently expanding the Chem-Dry brand across India as both a standalone franchise opportunity as well as through the UClean and Mint Clean franchise owner network. By late 2018, that group had almost 80 franchisees, with market coverage in almost every major city across India as well as a growing presence in secondary markets.
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with over 3,000 franchises in more than 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.
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