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February 07, 2012 12:48 ET

For 24th Straight Year, Chem-Dry Ranks High on Entrepreneur Top Franchises List

Utah Company Is Magazine's Choice for Top Carpet Cleaner

LOGAN, UT--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2012) - Chem-Dry, the nation's leading carpet cleaning firm and a top-rated franchise company, has made Entrepreneur magazine's Annual Franchise 500 list of top franchise opportunities for the 24th consecutive year.

In the magazine's most recent Franchise 500 list, Chem-Dry ranked 46th, up 10 spots from last year's edition. Chem-Dry was the highest-ranked carpet cleaning franchise on the list.

The annual list -- this year's was the 33rd -- is closely followed and influential, and it's not the only superlative Entrepreneur reserves for Chem-Dry: It ranks the company ninth on its list of top 10 low-cost franchises and 12th on its annual list of top home-based franchises.

"Our ranking reflects our company's excellence and consistency," said Dan Tarantin, president and CEO of Harris Research Inc., Chem-Dry's parent company. "We take pride in being the top carpet cleaner in America by both market share and quality, and our longstanding presence on the Entrepreneur list demonstrates the success and staying power of our franchise system, which consists of more than 3,500 units around the world."

Chem-Dry's hot carbonated water cleaning method uses about 20 percent of the water steam cleaners rely on, and the carpet dries in one to two hours instead of one of two days, resulting in a drier, cleaner, healthier carpet in the home or office.

"Chem-Dry was a 'green' company long before the term was fashionable," Tarantin said. "We've always used natural, healthy methods to clean because we understand the value of our customers' most treasured environments -- their homes and offices."

About Chem-Dry
Founded in 1977 and based in Logan, Utah, 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 provides a drier, cleaner, healthier clean, and its highly ranked franchise system, which consists of more than 3,500 units, extends worldwide. Chem-Dry has maintained a high ranking on Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500 list for 24 consecutive years and has been identified by Franchise Direct as one of the top 100 global franchises. For more information, see

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