Chem-Dry on Pace for 122 New Carpet Cleaning Franchises in 2015
Entrepreneur magazine just named us the Top Carpet Cleaning Franchise for the 27th year in a row. We just finished 2014 by adding more than 100 locations in the United States, and by expanding our global network to 48 countries. Now, we’re setting the bar higher: Our goal for 2015 is to help a record number of people start their own business. We plan to open at least 122 franchises this year.
“With the housing market recovering and new construction on the rise, more and more people will be investing in the life of their flooring. And our franchisees can provide homeowners with the best services available for carpet and beyond. Using the power of Chem-Dry to clean tile and stone, upholstery, and area rugs in addition to carpet means that we can take care of whatever needs our customers have like no other,” D’Wayne says. “We’re really excited about what’s to come both for us and for driven entrepreneurs who are ready to build a business with Chem-Dry.”
In recent years, Chem-Dry’s growth has been a result of franchisees looking to expand their business, as well as driven entrepreneurs looking for a recession-proof opportunity. The average annual income for a franchise grew 5% from $250,297 in 2012 to $263,779 in 2013, as documented in Chem-Dry’s latest Franchise Disclosure Document.
Targeted Markets for 2015
We’ll be growing throughout North America and globally in the coming year, but we are paying special attention to a few markets, including including Detroit, Michigan; Lexington, Kentucky; Orlando, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Queens, New York; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
These are cities where Chem-Dry already has an established reputation, but has plenty of room to grow and win over more customers.
With more than 2,000 locations, Chem-Dry is the largest carpet cleaning provider in the United States. The company sets itself apart from competitors thanks to its exceptional, non-toxic cleaning method that is safe for kids and pets. Chem-Dry’s environmentally conscious approach and commitment to innovation have earned them twice as much market share as their nearest competitor.
Chem-Dry can be started with relatively little money, and the business model is designed to help you ramp up your business and expand. While startup costs are as low as $39,999, the earning potential is high with the average franchise revenue in 2013 at $263,779.
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Entrepreneur magazine names Chem-Dry the No. 1 carpet cleaning franchise, as well as a top home-based business opportunity, a top low-cost franchise, a top franchise for minorities, and a top franchise for veterans.