Chem-Dry Named To Entrepreneur’s Top Global Franchise List
Ability to build a strong base of business and adapt to changing marketplace forces in different cultural and economic settings seen as strong
Pick a country at random, just about anywhere on the globe, and chances are you’ll find one or more Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise owners building busy and successful businesses. That’s been the case for over 40 years through ups and downs in the global economy, thanks to the always-in-demand products and services of this well-known brand.
So, it’s no surprise that Entrepreneur magazine has repeated its inclusion of Chem-Dry for its 2019 Top Global Franchises list, a showcase of the world’s best franchise opportunities. With operations in more than 55 countries, and more coming online all the time, Chem-Dry remains a perfect fit for this ranking.
Franchising globally requires cultural sensitivity
Entrepreneur reviews hundreds of global franchise opportunities and assesses them through many different lenses. It’s not just a matter of product offerings, it’s also how well a brand can fit into a country’s culture and work for entrepreneurs there. Chem-Dry’s adaptability in this regard is one reason why the brand repeats on this list, says Joe Manuszak, Vice President of International Franchise Development.
“Entrepreneur knows that owning a franchise business isn’t a cookie-cutter concept,” manuszak says. “You can’t just drop one into any country and expect it to operate like another one halfway around the world. Chem-Dry assesses what the challenges are in every marketplace, and then helps that new franchise owner grow and develop a service platform that makes sense for the market he or she services.
Chem-Dry’s core offerings have global appeal
Millions of print readers will see the July/August issue featuring the rankings, as well as more than 200,000 Entrepreneur App subscribers, according to the publication. That’s likely to spur even more interest in Chem-Dry both in the United States and abroad, where Master Franchise agreements continue to be signed all around the world.
“Chem-Dry is a business that can be operated from home, which has appeal where commercial real estate is limited or very expensive,” Manuszak says. “And we can offer carpet, tile and wood-floor cleaning, which means a franchise owner can service just about any home or business. Then, if they so choose, that franchise can add other services, such as leather and upholstery cleaning or granite and tile renewal. Our scalable, flexible model is very appealing, as our continued global growth makes clear.”
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with more than 3,000 franchises in over 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.