Chem-Dry Repeats on Entrepreneur’s Top Global Franchise List
World’s largest carpet cleaning franchise ranks high on prestigious annual list of global franchise opportunities for second year in a row
Chem-Dry, the world’s largest carpet cleaning franchise, is helping entrepreneurs thrive in business throughout the United States, as well as around the world. That’s been the case for more than 40 years during boom economies, as well as downturns, thanks to their always-in-demand services and exceptional brand recognition.
It’s also why, once again, Entrepreneur magazine has tapped 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, and this year it appeared at No. 60.
Global cleaning franchises are businesses that work anywhere
In compiling this list, Entrepreneur evaluators comb through dozens of franchise opportunities and review their financial performance, ease of operation and much more. The Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise continues to win out thanks to all that it offers customers, as well as the world-class support franchise owners receive, says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development.
“Entrepreneur knows what a good franchise is, as well as what makes a great one,” Smith says. “We’re back on this list, as well as many others, because Chem-Dry is a strong, stable performer in the carpet and floor-cleaning space, and also an easy-to-own business that’s been proven to work in many different cultures and settings.”
Chem-Dry’s core offerings continue to expand
Millions of print readers will see these rankings in print, not to mention more than 200,000 Entrepreneur App subscribers, according to the publication. That’s likely to create even more interest in Chem-Dry, both in the United States and abroad, where the brand continues to sign Master Franchise agreements in multiple global markets.
Why the ongoing success? To list just one reason, Chem-Dry is a scalable business, which appeals to first-time franchise owners anywhere. They can operate from their home vs. having to purchase or lease expensive commercial real estate. They can start with just carpet cleaning, for example, and then add other services, such as leather and upholstery cleaning, air duct and dryer vent cleaning, even commercial flooring work.
“Chem-Dry is growing because we never stop looking for new opportunities, such as our recent entry into wood-floor cleaning,” Smith says. “We find ways that franchise owners can efficiently, effectively and economically clean multiple surfaces, and do so in a way that thrills customers while also generating a good profit for that business owner.”
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 each 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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