SOURCE: Chem-Dry


October 23, 2013 10:10 ET

Entrepreneur Magazine Names Chem-Dry a Top Franchise for Veterans

Veterans Make Up 25% of Owners for Low-Cost Carpet Cleaning Franchise

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2013) - Entrepreneur Magazine has sorted through the hundreds of franchises that recruit veterans to pick out the very best for its November issue, which hit newsstands this week. Near the top of its list: Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise.

About 25% of Chem-Dry owners are veterans. Chem-Dry is a member of the International Franchise Association and participates in the IFA's VetFran Program, which offers veterans a discount on the initial license fee. Veterans can start a Chem-Dry for as little as $8,045 down and be in business in 60 days.

"We want to make it easy and affordable for veterans and their spouses to start a new career that will allow them to benefit financially from the sort of dedication and skill that they have shown in serving our country," said Chem-Dry CEO Dan Tarantin. "Many of our most successful franchise owners came to Chem-Dry fresh out of the military."

What makes Chem-Dry a popular choice for veterans?

Chem-Dry is a popular choice for veterans for several reasons:

  • Excellence. Military veterans are used to being the best, and Chem-Dry is Entrepreneur's top-rated carpet cleaning franchise. The company's patented equipment and solutions set Chem-Dry apart from the competition and allow franchise owners to impress customers and win repeat business.

  • Structure. Veterans know how to execute a game plan, and Chem-Dry provides tools, training and marketing plans that help veterans grow their businesses. Discipline and determination, coupled with proven business systems, help veterans excel.

  • Support. We have more than 1,000 franchise owners in the United States, and they turn to one another as well as to Chem-Dry to answer questions new business owners are sure to have. That support helps veterans find their footing, and fellowship, quickly.

  • Low startup costs. Chem-Dry also makes Entrepreneur's list of the top 10 low-cost franchises -- an important consideration especially for younger veterans with fewer financial resources.

Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world's leading carpet and upholstery cleaner, serving 10,000 homes a day. Its green-certified solution and proprietary hot carbonating extraction process deliver a faster-drying, deeper, healthier cleaning. Its highly ranked franchise system, which consists of 3,500 units, extends worldwide. For more information, visit

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