Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
#150

Initial Investment

LOW: $31,800
HIGH: $155,534

Change in Units

-0.5% -17 UNITS (1 Year)
-0.7% -24 UNITS (3 Years)

Company Profile

Founded

1977

Franchising Since

1978 (39 Years)

Corporate Address

124 12th Ave. S., #300 Nashville, TN 37203

CEO

Dan Tarantin

Parent Company

Harris Research Inc.

About Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

The Chem-Dry story began in the 1970's when Robert Harris founded the company to introduce a new way to clean carpets. Chem-Dry's Hot Carbonating Extraction process removes dirt from carpet fibers and other surfaces without introducing chemicals or saturating carpets with water. The business has grown to include upholstery, tile, stone, granite and grout cleaning, pet urine and odor removal, and water damage restoration. Today, Chem-Dry has nearly 3,500 franchises in more than 50 countries.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$31,800 - $155,534

Net-worth Requirement

$50,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$30,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$21,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

$393/mo.

Financing Options

Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment, inventory

Veteran Incentives


10% off franchise fee

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 5 days

Additional Training: Video training

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Internet
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks
Regional Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

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