At a Glance

Products & Services: Industrial cleanser manufacturing and distribution

Number of Locations: 56

Total Investment: $305K - $424.5K

Founded: 1965

Began Franchising: 1983

About Chemstation

In the early '80s, George Homan's Dayton, Ohio, distribution company was suffering from the impact of the recession. To combat this, the company began manufacturing its own detergent formulas, delivering the detergent to industrial customers in refillable containers.

Chemstation customers receive free containers that franchisees refill. Franchisees handle all receiving, storing, disposing and rendering of the detergent for their customers.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 47 0 1 8
2013 47 0 1 8
2012 47 0 1 7
2011 46 0 0 7
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Midwest, Northeast, Southwest, West.
Franchisor is seeking new units in Canada, Mexico.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $305,000 - $424,500
Franchise Fee: $50,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $1,000,000
Liquid Cash Available: $300,000 - $500,000
20% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 6. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: As needed. At franchisee's location: As needed.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #472 (2013), #474 (2012),