ChemDry Franchise


Min. Liquid Capital: $40,000

Total Investment: $67,645 - $178,907

Net Worth Required: $60,000

Financing Available: Yes

Training Provided: Yes

No of Existing Units: 3500

About ChemDry

Chem-Dry is the world's leading carpet and upholstery cleaning company, with over 3,000 franchises in more than 55 countries. Chem-Dry has been ranked the No.1. carpet cleaning franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for more than 30 years. Chem-Dry’s whole-home suite of services creates opportunities for repeat business and upselling on every ticket. Get more information today about Chem-Dry!

Every year, home and business owners install an estimated 14 billion square feet of new carpet — and all of it has to be cleaned. Carpet makes up more than 47 % 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 our patented Hot Carbonating Extraction process, which is safe and environmentally friendly, to attack dirt, dust, oils and allergens in carpet fibers and on hard surfaces. Result? Carpets that dry more quickly and stay cleaner and healthier longer.

Why ChemDry?

With a Chem-Dry franchise you are part of the world's largest carpet-cleaning brand, with over 3,000 locations in more than 55 countries around the globe. 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. Entrepreneur magazine has rated Chem-Dry its No. 1 carpet cleaning franchise for more than 30 years, and we continue to earn one of the highest ratings in Franchise Business Review's annual franchisee-satisfaction survey.

Ideal Candidate

Chem-Dry is one of the best investments out there for smart entrepreneurs. We are seeking men and women who want to control their financial futures with a business that they can operate from home, on their own timetables, and grow at their own pace as either a secondary source of income or as a full-time business. We maximize our franchise owner partners’ investment through research and development, innovation, product development and marketing. We protect our intellectual property through patents and trademarks and have a robust R&D process to enhance existing and create new revenue-generating opportunities for our franchisees.

Training And Support

We’ve perfected the training and support techniques new franchise owners require to become successful, thriving Chem-Dry owners.

Right away, new franchise owners become carpet-cleaning experts during a weeklong residency at either the Logan, Utah, or Nashville, Tennessee, campuses.After completing that comprehensive training program, they receive comprehensive experience with each of the Chem-Dry business systems, learn the best practices in carpet cleaning and, most importantly, get vital hands-on experience from the best trainers using the most cutting-edge equipment in the industry.

At Chem-Dry, our training and support also extend well beyond the classroom, with ongoing learning support provided throughout the first year of operation and continuing thereafter.


Our franchise owners say they love the freedom and flexibility Chem-Dry ownership gives them to enjoy their families and interests:

Joe Weiss, Chem-Dry of Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, MI

Weiss, 38, bought his first six Chem-Dry franchises from another franchisee in 2005 and now owns 10 in three separate southeast Michigan territories. His frustration with a sales job led him to the entrepreneurial dream, and he’s now sitting on top of a small cleaning service empire.

For me, being an entrepreneur, I want to make as much money as I can possibly make, which is why I have five trucks and 10 franchises. You can be a success with just one truck and one franchise; there are people in the Chem-Dry system who have done that, but it makes me feel a little more comfortable as far as the money I can make with multiple franchises. That’s one of the nice things about Chem-Dry. You can be as big or as small as you want. I strongly believe in the brand, the product and the process. The home office will help you with whatever you need. It’s gotten me freedom from the rat race and a chance to do my own thing. I make my own days, do things at my own leisure, support my family and own my own home, plus I have some rental properties on the side. Without Chem-Dry, I’d probably be more limited and restricted in my life.

Robyn Smith, Chem-Dry of Atlanta

In 1984, Robyn Smith and her husband, Stu, decided to leave their corporate managerial positions for franchise ownership with Chem-Dry. They were among the first Chem-Dry pioneers, some of our first franchise owners, and they quickly realized Chem-Dry was their vehicle to a more fulfilling career and life.

It’s a very low-entry franchise, and it didn’t require a great deal of technical expertise. We opened the first Chem-Dry franchise in Georgia in March 1985, and we’ve added five franchises since then. Once the entrepreneurial bug bit, I wasn’t looking back. It’s about having control over your own future and the freedom to do what you want to do and go where you want to go. I love this business. I love everything about it. I don’t think about it like we’re cleaning carpet; we’re improving lives by providing them with healthy homes and offices in a way that people can trust and count on.

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