A wide variety of cleaning equipment designed for service scalability
Chem-Dry offers its franchisees flexibility when it comes to equipment and cost. Some of our most successful franchisees have built their businesses with our portable units and vans; others choose our higher-capacity truck-mounted packages. Plenty of our owners have both packages available to handle all kinds of jobs.
Our traditional equipment packages are proven, perfected and highly effective for the job. Both use our proprietary PowerHead tool that lifts and whisks away dirt from carpet and other surfaces. Here’s more detail about each; the cost of a van or truck is not included.
Executive Portable with Wood Floor Cleaning Package: These units are designed to put the full power of our Hot Carbonating Extraction into a portable unit. They are an ideal choice for residential cleaning and higher-ticket commercial jobs. Their wastewater holding tanks are built into the unit so you don’t have to run a long hose to the truck, and their cleaning power and fast dry times are the same as other trucks. The Wood Floor Cleaning Package gives you the added capability to clean, sanitize, and polish both hardwood and engineered wood floors.
Executive Truck-Mount with Wood Floor Cleaning Package: The powerful CTS 400 Flex truck mount allows the technician to clean carpets and upholstery with heated low pressure, then turn around and clean tile and stone with heated high pressure at the flip of a switch. This slide-in truck mount will fit in a number of van options, is easy to use, fuel-efficient, has a powerful vacuum and helps with faster set-up and tear-down times, giving you the ability to complete more jobs per day. The Wood Floor Cleaning Package gives you the added capability to clean, sanitize, and polish both hardwood and engineered wood floors.
Estimated Costs of Chem-Dry Franchising
|Initial License Fee||$23,500|
|New Business Set||$32,995 - 58,995|
|Additional Equipment Purchases||$0 - $18,412|
|Cargo Van||$0 - $35,000|
|Three Month's Rent||$0 - $4,000|
|Telephone and Business License||$400 - $4,000|
|Training and Convention Attendance Expense||$1,250 - $3,000|
|Insurance||$600 - $6,000|
|Additional Funds - 3 months||$2,500 - $9,000|
|Computer System||$800 - $2,000|
|Advertising - 3 months||$5,000 - $10,000|
|Owner Living Expenses||Variable|
Equipment Package Financing Examples
|OPTION||New Business Set||Initial License Fee||Total Investment||License Fee Down Payment||License Fee Balance Financed|
|Executive Portable Package||$32,995||$23,500||$56,495||$6,000||$17,500|
|Executive Truck Mount Package||$52,995||$23,500||$76,495||$6,000||$17,500|
|Executive Direct Drive Truck Mount Package||$58,995||$23,500||$82,495||$6,000||$17,500|
|PowerBase® 10 Kit||$3,951|
|Complete A La Carte Portable Package||$8,462|
Choosing the right package or packages
A lot will depend on the kind of environment you intend to work in. Portable units are our most cost-effective offering, and they’re tremendous for cleaning apartment complexes and multi-story office environments that do not easily lend themselves to cleaning by truck-mounted units that require long hoses to do the job.
Our truck-mounted units have more capacity, and the level of investment rises with the package. A franchise owner who chooses the most powerful truck-mounted system, the CTS Direct Drive 4.8, will typically purchase a three-quarter-ton van to carry and operate it. We offer franchise owners a wide range of opportunities to match their income, commitment and ambition levels
Chem-Dry doesn’t offer franchises to just anyone. We carefully screen and evaluate franchise candidates to make sure they’re good fits for our system. But when you combine the broad range of investment amounts available to a franchise owner with the tools Chem-Dry offers its franchisees — including in-house financing for much of the franchise fee and equipment costs — you end up with an excellent opportunity at a reasonable price point.