3 Reasons Why A Chem-Dry Franchise Is The Perfect First Business To Own
From an affordable entry point to the ability to stay busy throughout the year, Chem-Dry franchise offers a wide range of positives to the first-time business owner
Many people want to own a business, but are put off by the costs, real and presumed, of taking that leap. It’s true that some opportunities involve a lot of money up front, for everything from equipment to costly commercial leases. Chem-Dry, however, is easy to get into and from that point on, the franchise owner is in charge.
“We’re a home- based business, so right away you’re spared the hassle of finding and leasing commercial space,” says D’Wayne Tanner, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “Another huge difference Chem-Dry offers is that our business model is scalable, leaving the growth trajectory up to the franchise owner. We’re here to help them grow at their own pace, and in a way that helps them lock down all the business they want.”
1 – Low startup costs and little overhead
Chem-Dry’s low entry point, coupled with financing and equipment options tailored to the new owner’s needs, make it one of the most affordable franchise opportunities out there.
A new Chem-Dry cleaning franchise can be started for as little as $68,145, much of which can be financed for qualified franchise owners. There are financing programs available for veterans, making Chem-Dry a great step for service members who are recently separated and looking for a way to put all they’ve learned serving our country into practical business applications.
2 – Partnerships with realtors and other businesses
Because every Chem-Dry cleaning franchise also offers services beyond cleaning carpets and wood floors, such as area rug and upholstery cleaning, tile and granite cleaning and refreshing and even leather cleaning, many homeowners looking to sell find their services invaluable. So do realtors, who have an expert eye when it comes to making a property really sparkle. They want a top-rated partner they can trust, and they have that in Chem-Dry.
“Realtors know, and they tell the homeowners they work with, that calling Chem-Dry means that the entire home can look radically different after our team comes through,” Tanner says. “Being able to offer this whole-home cleaning service means that a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise can be of maximum value to people all along the real-estate sales spectrum.”
3 – Year-round bookings = no seasonal slumps
Fall family gatherings. Winter holiday parties. Spring cleaning. Summertime visitors and kids home from school. Foot traffic happens all year long, and that’s why Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchises stay busy all the time.
“Many franchises concepts, especially those oriented around food service, have to deal with employee scheduling around peak times and slumps,” Tanner says. “With Chem-Dry, you know your schedule well ahead of time, and you’re always booking out new business. That makes it easy to have techs around when you need them, and also not overbook yourself so that you can focus on great service for each client. That, in turn, leads to the great word of mouth that Chem-Dry franchise owners routinely get, and the growth keeps going.”
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with 2,500 franchises in more than 55 countries, serving 11,000 homes and businesses a day. Chem-Dry is a top-rated global franchise with unrivaled franchise service and support. 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.