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Low-risk, high-ROI, service-based franchise opportunities are in high demand, and we believe Chem-Dry is one of the best low-risk, high-return investments out there. Smart entrepreneurs are locking down available Chem-Dry territories to secure their careers and financial futures.

A Chem-Dry franchise owner’s initial investment ranges from $56,495 to $162,457, depending on the equipment package and van the owner chooses. A franchise owner also will have to think about covering living expenses as they are starting the business, which are not reflected in the above figures. And regardless of the size of the investment or equipment package you choose, your monthly franchise fee is constant and affordable — just $400.98 per month.

The Chem-Dry investment model results in a franchise with tremendous scalability and earning potential. Entrepreneurs with more capital can secure multiple licenses and lock down more territories. It all depends on each individual’s financial situation, level of ambition and commitment to growing their business.

Chem-Dry offers low-cost, in-house financing for the cost of the license fee, and the loan is interest- and payment-free until the fourth month of operation. Cash is crucial in the first few months of any new business, and we want our new franchisees to have the first few months to reinvest in their business. This type of financing is unmatched in the franchise industry, and it is just another way that we invest in the success of our franchisees.

This chart details our financing terms by equipment package:

OptionNew Business Set*Initial License FeeTotal InvestmentLicense Fee Down PaymentLicense Fee Balance Financed
Executive Portable Package$32,995$23,500$56,495$6,000$17,500
Executive Truck Mount Package$51,495$23,500$74,995$6,000$17,500
Executive Direct Drive Truck Mount Package$57,495$23,500$80,995$6,000$17,500

*New Business Set is financed by third Party. Down payment and monthly payment will vary.

A La Carte Portable Package
EquipmentAdd On Price
PowerBase® 10 Kit$3,951
PowerHead® Kit$4,511
Complete A La Carte Portable Package$8,462

Chem-Dry Franchise Cost

Four components make up the investment and startup costs of a Chem-Dry franchise business: initial license fee, turn-key New Business Set, equipment package and working capital. Chem-Dry helps finance three of these, which are considered hard costs of the franchise investment and vary based on the equipment a new owner chooses.

Initial Hard Costs
(1) Initial License Fee$23,500The right to use certain trademark, service marks and other commercial symbols, as well as the right to offer the authorized services, proprietary equipment and cleaning processes in your Chem-Dry business
(2) New Equipment Package - Choose one
$32,995Executive Portable Package
$51,495Executive Truck Mount Package
$57,495Executive Direct Drive Truck Mount Package
Total Hard Cost Investment (Includes License Fee and Equipment Package)
$56,495Executive Portable Package
$74,995Executive Truck Mount Package
$80,995Executive Direct Drive Truck Mount Package

Cleaning Franchise Cost: The Variables

As shown above, hard cost of the Chem-Dry investment ranges from $56,495 – $162,457. The initial license fee is fixed at $23,500. The cost of the New Business Set varies depending on which package a new franchisee starts the business with and ranges from $32,995- $57,495.

The fourth component–working capital–covers other hard and soft costs related to the startup that aren’t financed by Chem-Dry or a third party. These costs are variable and depend on the setup of each individual business. The general range for these costs is between $16,500 and $75,000, plus owner living expenses.

Estimated Costs of Chem-Dry Investment
ExpendituresEstimated Amount or Estimated Low-High Range
Initial License Fee$23,500
New Business Set$0-$57,495
Additional Equipment Purchases$0 - $8,462
Cargo Van$0-$35,000
Three Month’s Rent$0-$4,000
Telephone and Business License$400-$4,000
Training and Convention Attendance Expenses$1,250-$3,000
Additional Funds-3 Months$2,500-$9,000
Computer System$800-$2,000
Advertising-3 Months$5,000-$10,000
Owner Living ExpensesVariable
Total Estimated Initial Investment$34,050 - $162,457