SOURCE: Chem-Dry


November 30, 2015 14:03 ET

Franchise Ranking Rates Chem-Dry Franchise No. 7 Home-Based Business

Respected Resource on Franchise Opportunities Names the World's Largest Carpet Cleaning Franchise as the No. 7 Best Home Based Franchise to Invest In

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Nov 30, 2015) - Franchise Ranking, an esteemed resource whose mission is to connect entrepreneurs with their ideal franchise opportunity, recently ranked Chem-Dry as the No. 7 Best Home-Based Franchise to invest in.

This has been a banner year for the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise, as Chem-Dry's inclusion on Franchise Ranking's annual "Top Best Home Based Franchise," list comes hot on the heels of Franchise Gator including Chem-Dry on their "2015 Top 100 list," and Entrepreneur magazine naming the brand as the top carpet cleaning franchise for 27 consecutive years. The recognition from Franchise Ranking is especially welcome, as their metric for determining the best home-based franchise system to invest in is completely in line with the value the Chem-Dry brand extends to its franchisees.

"The franchises we select for our evaluation process are those which provide exceptional brand value and profitability," Franchise Ranking writes on their website. "We aim to recommend the absolute best and as a result are critical of each and every franchise being considered for the evaluation process. The direct result of this practice is a list of recommendations consisting of franchises which not only produce a strong brand image but are also brand names which lead their industry in vision and innovation."

The value of the Chem-Dry brand
Chem-Dry is the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise with more than 3,500 locations that serve 10,000 homes a day. It is Entrepreneur magazine's top-rated carpet cleaning franchise and one of its Top 10 choices for low-cost and home-based franchises. Chem-Dry's hot carbonating extraction process delivers a faster-drying, deeper, healthier clean that appeals to homeowners and business owners -- and the process can be used to clean tile and stone, upholstery and other surfaces, as well as carpet.

While other carpet cleaners compete for jobs solely on price, Chem-Dry franchises win customer jobs and command a premium price on quality, healthful cleaning. The diversity of services that Chem-Dry offers is helping its carpet cleaning franchise owners win new customers, generate more frequent repeat business and increase the average job size.

Just how potentially lucrative is the Chem-Dry business model? In 2014, Chem-Dry surveyed 216 franchise owners and found that the average annual revenue per franchise owner was $272,782. Of those owners, 67 franchisees met or exceeded this average. While the average job was worth $254, the average annual revenue per franchise was $95,955, and 95 owners met or exceeded that average.

How Chem-Dry's innovative technology wins business
Chem-Dry commissioned an independent laboratory to conduct a study on the effectiveness of its cleaning methods, which found that the brand's environmentally friendly methods can help keep its customers' homes allergen-free. That is a huge selling point for Chem-Dry franchise owners, making it easier for them to win new business, as well as encourage customers to hire them for more frequent visits.

The independent laboratory study found Chem-Dry's hot carbonating extraction cleaning process removed an average of 98 percent of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery. Combined with Chem-Dry's sanitizer, the hot carbonating extraction process was also found to remove an average of 89 percent of airborne bacteria in the home. This Chem-Dry process harnesses the power of millions of microscopic bubbles to penetrate deep into carpet fibers, lifting particles to the surface so they can be easily extracted. The brand's process also reduces the risk of mold and mildew growth, uses 80 percent less water than other carpet cleaning franchise processes and leaves carpets dry in just a few hours.

Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise owners are well-known for cleaning carpets; using proven methods that safely remove dirt, dust and everything else in a timely fashion. In addition to carpets, our technology is just as effective in cleaning tile and stone, which provides a significant additional revenue stream for hundreds of Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise owners.

"I would highly recommend tile and stone cleaning to anyone interested in diversifying their revenue sources and adding additional business," said Tom Messina, a carpet cleaning franchise owner in Southern California. "I started offering tile and stone cleaning about seven years ago, when Chem-Dry first began to offer the service. The equipment paid for itself almost instantly. It's been a big contributor. Every year, it adds about 10 percent to our bottom line."

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Douglas Smith
    Vice President of Franchise Development