New Services by Chem-Dry Continue to Strengthen Canadian Franchise Opportunity
A business model that works well in all types of different markets and cultures continues to pay dividends as Chem-Dry’s North American footprint expands
For almost 50 years, U.S. entrepreneurs have built businesses and achieved their dreams of financial independence with a Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise. And they are not alone, thanks to consistent and strong growth around the world, including north of the border in Canada.
“We continue to see solid growth in Canada, with new franchises coming on board all across Canada every year,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “I believe that’s because Chem-Dry is a business that offers many valuable and needed services that customers in any community can, and will, want to tap into for their homes and businesses.”
New services = new franchise owners
In many cases, Canadian entrepreneurs are brought into the Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise family with the addition of a new service that they’d been waiting for. Over the years, that has included everything from leather and granite renewal to area rug, tile and other specialty cleaning. Most recent services include air duct and dryer vent cleaning, as well as commercial flooring services.
“Our Canadian franchise owners have always done well with carpet cleaning, and now that there are more services available in our ‘whole-home’ approach, they are landing more business and seeing bigger ticket totals,” Smith says. “That appeals to people who thought we just did carpet work. New owners tell us that when they see all that we offer, and know that more is coming, they want to get on board.”
Floor-cleaning services build more interest
That’s certainly true now that Chem-Dry has added wood-floor cleaning to the roster. Being able to take care of carpet, tile and wood floors adds a new depth and dimension to Chem-Dry’s offerings, and would-be franchise owners are taking note.
“We are hearing a lot from candidates on Canada — and elsewhere around the world,” Smith says. “Many homes now are all wood floors, or a mix of carpet, tile and wood. We can take care of every surface, and while that Chem-Dry franchise owner is on site, he or she can talk about and demonstrate our other surfaces. Wood-floor cleaning is getting us more doors and giving our owners more opportunities to build business on every estimate visit.”
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with more than 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.