Chem-Dry Appears On Entrepreneur’s 2019 Top Franchises For Veterans List
Highly regarded ranking points out the brand’s many positives for active and recently separated military personnel looking at business-ownership options
Choosing a career in the military is a smart move for many reasons: the chance to serve our country and learn valuable skills, just for starters. Another plus is the ability to exit the military after fulfilling obligations, leaving the door open to putting all that’s been learned into a new career.
That’s what thousands of men and women do every year, and it’s why Entrepreneur magazine releases a Top Franchises for Veterans list every year. And once again, the Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise brand has been featured as a great opportunity for service members who are looking for the best fit for their skill sets and goals.
A carefully curated and “vetted” list
The research team at Entrepreneur invites hundreds of brands to participate in a survey designed to help them learn more about veterans programs. The team then takes into account each company’s veteran incentive, how veteran franchise owners are attracted to and supported by the company, and how each company scored in the magazine’s 2019 Franchise 500. When all was said and done, Chem-Dry was on the list once again.
“We are always pleased and proud to be included on Entrepreneur’s various rankings,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “This particular list is especially meaningful for us, as we have many veterans in the Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise family and are always on the lookout for more. These men and women are a tremendous asset to our brand, as well as to the communities they serve.”
Incentives and training set up vets for success in floor cleaning franchise
Veterans value the proven systems, processes and results that Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise owners tap into as they launch and grow their businesses. Those align well with their proven ability to work hard, follow systems to reach goals, and provide top-notch service.
Chem-Dry also is a good choice for veterans thanks to its in-house financing package, which helps entrepreneurs with little access to capital. Chem-Dry is a member of the International Franchise Association and participates in the IFA’s VetFran Program, which offers veterans and first responders a 10 percent discount on the initial license fee, thus opening the possibility of franchise ownership for veterans who might not be able to afford it otherwise.
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.