Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise

Chem-Dry has built the largest and most trusted carpet cleaning brand in the country. We clean more spaces than any other floor-care company. What's more, our patented products and extensive experience in the industry also enable us to make people's homes and workplaces healthier. Our brand has the lead in market share in home carpet cleaning, and our distinguished franchise owners are dedicated to providing top-notch service. We are working to expand our number of locations, which translates to a considerable business opportunity for our franchise owners.

To buy a franchise with Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning, you'll need to have at least $40000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $60000. Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning charges a franchise fee of $23500.


Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning
Total Units: 3489
Year Founded: 1977
Franchising Since: 1978
Home Office: Logan, UT
Training: Available
Locations Available: See Below*
Franchise Costs

Franchise Costs

Financing: Available
Liquid Capital Required: $40,000
Net Worth Required: $60,000
Total Investment: $67,645 – $178,907
Franchise Fee: $23,500
Royalty Type:
Veteran Discount: 10% Off the Initial License Fee for Qualified Veterans & 1st Responders

*Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning is currently accepting inquiries from the following locations: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Values & History

The Chem-Dry story started in the early 1970s with Robert Harris, a young man from California who worked for a small carpet cleaning company while he attended law school at Brigham Young University in Utah. Harris wasn't impressed with the cleaning products the company and its competitors were using. They took a long time to dry and left chemical residue that attracted more dirt. Harris began looking for a better way to clean carpets and found his inspiration in an unexpected place: the air.

While on a flight home during a break in classes, he dripped some salad dressing on his silk tie. A flight attendant removed the stain with a surprising "cleaner": club soda. The flight attendant knew that carbonation in the soda would help break down the stain and allow her to remove it without damaging the silk, and Harris realized then that this small trick had big potential.

Since 1977, one name has stood out: Chem-Dry. We still operate with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a deep commitment to maximizing our franchisees' investment in our brand through research and development, innovation, product development and marketing. We protect our intellectual property through patents and trademarks and target our innovation for revenue-generating opportunities for our franchisees. The innovation that gave birth to the Chem-Dry brand continues to create value for our customers and franchisees through the services Harris' discovery made possible: the industry standard for carpet or upholstery cleaning; an additional service like our proprietary Pet Urine Removal Treatments; an area rug service; protecting and sanitizing floor coverings; and cleaning tile, granite and other stone surfaces.

Industry Performance

Chem-Dry is the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise with over 3,000 franchises worldwide using our patented products. Entrepreneur magazine has ranked Chem-Dry as a top franchise system and the No. 1 carpet cleaning franchise for more than 40 years in a row.

Carpet cleaning is experiencing historic growth of approximately 5% annually and was expected to gross $5 billion in 2018. This is not surprising when you consider that 10 billion square feet of carpet is installed annually by home and business owners and all of it has to be cleaned. In addition, carpet cleaning is a highly fragmented industry with tremendous growth potential, and Chem-Dry is the industry leader. Now is an excellent time to join us!

Training & Support

With over 3,000 franchise locations open for business, we've perfected the training and support techniques franchisees require to become successful, thriving, Chem-Dry owners. New franchise owners become carpet-cleaning experts during a week-long residency at either the Logan, Utah, or Nashville, Tennessee, campuses. After completing the comprehensive training program, you'll have hands-on experience with each of the Chem-Dry business systems, will understand the best practices in carpet cleaning, and most importantly, have hands-on experience from the best trainers using the most cutting-edge equipment in the industry.

At Chem-Dry, our training and support extend well beyond the classroom, with ongoing learning support provided throughout the first year of operation and continuing thereafter. From one-on-one pre-training sessions to frequent phone calls with "QuickStart" coaches and franchise colleagues, Chem-Dry franchise owners become part of a network of knowledgeable and caring business owners. All the while, Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchises continue to receive the support and backing of our operations staff

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

This is an ideal franchise for an entrepreneurial-minded individual with ambition, determination and an aptitude for business. We carefully screen and evaluate franchise candidates to make sure each one is a good fit for our system. Please contact us for more detailed information.

Purchasing a Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise

A Chem-Dry franchise owner's initial investment ranges from $67,645 to $178,907, depending on the equipment package and van the owner chooses. A franchise owner also will have to think about covering living expenses as they are starting the business, which are not reflected in the previous figures. And regardless of the size of the investment or equipment package you choose, your monthly franchise fee is flat and affordable — just $408.60 per month ($23,500 total). Additionally, prospective franchisees will need $40,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $60,000.

Chem-Dry offers low-cost, in-house financing for the cost of the license fee with at $10,000 down payment, and the loan is interest- and payment-free until the fourth month of operation. Cash is crucial in the first few months of any new business, and we want our new franchisees to have the first months to reinvest in their business. This type of financing is unmatched in the franchise industry, and it is just another way that we invest in the success of our franchisees.

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