Chem-Dry is a Solid Franchise Opportunity For Veterans
Carpet cleaning franchise has 40+ years of helping former service members realize their potential as business owners
Many Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise owners have ribbons, medals and awards on their office walls. Those aren’t for providing outstanding business services (although chances are they have some of those, too), but are visible reminders of the excellent service these men and women gave to our country.
Military veterans often seek a small business opportunity upon separating from active service. And many of them find a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise to be a wise investment, thanks to an easy-to-follow system that lets them start strong and keep growing.
National recognition highlights brand value
That’s why such renowned industry publications as Entrepreneur magazine have ranked Chem-Dry not only on its annual Franchise 500 (for more than 30 years now), but also on its Top Franchises for Veterans list. That list is particularly valuable, because it takes into consideration specific veteran-focused incentives and more.
“We are a very popular brand with former military members, and that is a badge of honor for us,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “They value clear processes and a path to success. From our perspective, they also bring world-class ethics and a positive approach that makes them a fantastic partner.”
Incentives help ease path to business ownership
Veterans who look at owning a Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise can tap into an in-house financing package, which helps entrepreneurs with little access to capital. Chem-Dry also 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.
“We work hard to make sure that financial opportunities are there for any entrepreneurs who are looking at becoming a Chem-Dry franchise owner,” Smith says. “We’re very glad that we can offer these additional opportunities to the men and women who already have given so much to defend our freedoms.”
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 32 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.