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Chem-Dry receives multiple industry awards and 'top franchise' recognition
International carpet & upholstery cleaning franchise, Chem-Dry, has been recognised as one of the top franchise brands in Entrepreneur Magazine's 2019 Franchise 500 Ranking and Franchise Help's 2019 Franchise Awards.
In such a large industry with a wide array of both franchised and independent contractors, this recognition of the Chem-Dry network's performance are true indicators that the brand's business model remains as strong as ever and that customer service continues to exceed expectations.
Chem-Dry continues its longstanding tradition of ranking No. 1 in Entrepreneur's carpet cleaning category for 31 consecutive years, while also holding the No. 72 overall position on this year's Franchise 500 list. Focusing on areas of performance such as financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the franchise system, Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 ranking is one of the most highly regarded rankings in franchising. Chem-Dry was also recently recognised for its success as an established franchise brand performing highly in growth and profitability, taking the No. 15 spot in Franchise Help's 2019 Franchise Awards.
"It's a true honour to be recognised as a top-ranked brand by these prestigious organisations," enthuses Dan Tarantin, president and CEO of Harris Research, the parent company of Chem-Dry. "These achievements are a direct reflection of our hardworking franchise owners and the fantastic service they provide to our growing base of happy customers.
"As we continue to grow our global footprint, we remain committed to providing unparalleled value to our customers across an expanded array of residential and commercial services in each community we serve."
Chem-Dry uses a green-certified solution and proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction process for cleaning carpets and upholstery, which provides a deeper, longer lasting clean and creates healthier buildings. In a study by an independent lab, Chem-Dry's HCE cleaning method was found to remove an average of 98% of common allergens from carpets and upholstery and an average of 89% of airborne bacteria when a sanitiser was added. As part of the brand's focus on ensuring overall building health, it now offers over 50 Green Certified products.
With a network of 3,000 franchise units across more than 55 countries serving 11,000 businesses and homes a day worldwide, these top rankings come at a time when Chem-Dry has seen tremendous growth. This year alone, the brand has signed 67 franchise agreements, and plans to open 105 locations by year-end.
Chem-Dry plans to continue accelerated franchise development efforts throughout the remainder of the year and beyond. Over the last five years, nearly 35% of new Chem-Dry locations have come from existing franchisees expanding their business - a true testament to the strength of the business model. Additionally, the company is looking for community-minded entrepreneurs who want to partner with an industry-leading brand in a large and growing category with world-class training and support.
12th September 2019