Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning Franchise

Carpet cleaning service

Carpet cleaning is a massive market. Carpet makes up more than 47 percent of all residential floor coverings in the United States, and Chem-Dry has devised a better way to clean it and keep it clean.

Since our founding in 1977, we've used a patented method of Hot Carbonated Water Extraction to attack dirt, dust, oils and allergens in carpet fibers and on hard surfaces.

Our carpets dry more quickly and stay cleaner and healthier for longer than they would with any other cleaning method; we're proud that the Carpet & Rug Institute has given our process its Seal of Approval. Our method is safe and environmentally friendly, with an organic cleaner and no harmful chemicals or soaps.


Our total investment range is $13,300 to $155,534, and we offer competitive financing for your business. You can own a Chem-Dry franchise and join the world's largest carpet cleaning brand, with nearly 3,500 locations in 51 countries around the globe

Even with nearly 3,500 locations around the world, we're not done growing.

Chem-Dry began franchising in 1978 and now has locations in 51 countries. Chem-Dry is one of the most recognized brands in franchising, and its low investment cost and high rates of return make it one of the best franchise values around.

That's not just our opinion. Entrepreneur magazine has rated Chem-Dry the top carpet cleaning franchise for 28 years in a row. Our franchise owners say they love the freedom and flexibility Chem-Dry ownership gives them to enjoy their families and interests.


We enjoy a customer retention rate of 96 percent, by far the best in the business. And our training and support systems are honed and refined over our 38 years in franchising.

Even with nearly 3,500 locations around the world, we're not done growing. We're busy signing agreements with ambitious entrepreneurs ready to take advantage of one of the franchise industry's best opportunities.

Chem-Dry began franchising in 1978 and now has locations in 51 countries.

Please Note: The operators of Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning, may not have verified the accuracy of the Franchise information contained within this website. For accurate up-to-date information, investors are strongly recommended to visit the official Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning website.

How much does it cost to open a Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning Franchise?

The investment required to open a Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning Franchise is between $13,300-$155,534. There is an initial franchise fee of $21,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning name.

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Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning News & Press Releases

When did the first Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning open? 1977
When did Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning start Franchising? 1978

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2004 2502 117 1296 0
2003 2458 112 1305 0
2002 2431 118 1308 1
2001 2432 124 1298 1
2000 2543 122 1208 0

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Canada: Nationwide

Expense In-House Third Party
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Startup Costs No No
Equipment Yes No
Inventory Yes No
Accounts Receivable Yes No
Payroll No No

One week online training, one week hands-on training at one of our offices in Nashville, TN or Logan, UT. For your first year of operations, our Quick Start Coach will help you adopt Chem-Dry best practices, reinforce the lessons learned in training, calm nerves when they get shaky and assist in setting and achieving benchmarks to ensure success. And the support doesn't end there.

Our operations staff helps franchisees develop their businesses and meet their goals beyond the one-year mark. One of our most advanced and popular programs is Chem-Dry University, an online training program for technicians and local office staff members that allows them to sharpen their skills and knowledge through interactive games, tests and certifications. Besides the five-day initial training, the year of Quick Start-focused support and our ongoing operational support and distance learning, we provide multiple in-person training events throughout the year.

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

Offices in Nashville, TN and Logan, UT

Franchise can be run from home.

49% of all franchisees own more than one unit.

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed.

Business Experience:
$30,000 liquid capital & $50,000 in assets

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning
124 12th Avenue South, Suite 300
Nashville, TN


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