SOURCE: Chem-Dry


October 09, 2012 08:00 ET

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise Welcomes Texas, Georgia, Connecticut Partners

New Franchise Owners Help Build Carpet Cleaning System East of Rockies, Seize Great Franchise Opportunity

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - Chem-Dry, the world's largest carpet cleaning company and a highly rated franchise system, welcomes five new franchise partners in three target locations: suburban Atlanta; Hartford, Conn.; and Fort Worth, Texas.

"These three areas are ideal locations for new Chem-Dry franchise owners," said Dan Tarantin, president and CEO of Harris Research Inc., Chem-Dry's parent company. "We already have some Chem-Dry locations there, but we still have plenty of capacity for more. These skilled, ambitious new business owners will help us build our system east of the Rockies -- our primary goal for the next few years."

The new Chem-Dry franchises:

  • Charter Oak Chem-Dry, Hartford, owner Ruth Backhaus. "I chose Chem-Dry because of their emphasis on honesty and integrity," Backhaus said. "I am only going to get behind a product I really believe in."
  • Chem-Dry by Dan Derby, Fort Worth, owners Chad Mills and Mike Heib. This actually is a highly successful franchise that Dan and Pauline Derby had run since 1981. But the Derbys are in their 80s, and they finally decided it was time to sell. Mills said Chem-Dry's training "set us up for success. Dan and Pauline said Chem-Dry has always been there when they needed them, and that if you take and implement what they set out for you, you will succeed."
  • Southern Fresh Chem-Dry, Fayette County, Ga., owners Rob and son Robbie Reeder. "The major factor in our decision was the low entry overhead, plus the opportunity to make a profit quickly and get some cash flow," Robbie Reeder said. "During training, the people made us feel really at home and let us know that if we have any questions, even on the job, we can call them and they're always there."

About Chem-Dry
Founded in 1977 and based in Nashville, Tenn., Chem-Dry is the nation's leading cleaner of carpet and other household and office surfaces. It uses a patented method of hot carbonated water extraction that makes surfaces drier, cleaner and healthier, and its highly ranked franchise system, which consists of more than 3,500 units, extends worldwide. For more information, see

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