Chem-Dry, the biggest upholstery and carpet cleaning franchise business in the world, recently announced a goal of 10 new stores across Ohio. This brand currently has seven stores in this market, and they are now focused on finding ambitious entrepreneurs for franchise opportunities in the Buckeye State.
The drive behind the growth plans is the growing demand for the brand's services and the untapped potential for the company in Ohio's four metro areas. New franchisees Tyler Tucci and Jordan Tucci are kicking off the developments in the area, and they recently opened their location in Licking County. In addition, increased consumer spending on services for the home and the boost in popularity of environmentally-friendly companies is naturally fueling the growth of this leading cleaning brand. Target cities for growth include Cincinnati, Dayton, Cleveland and Columbus.
Dan Tarantin, the CEO and President of the brand's parent company Harris Research, Inc., said that this franchise business is low-cost and capitalizing on the consumer trend toward home improvement and maintenance services that are environmentally conscious. According to Tarantin, both of these factors are fueling franchisee success across the country.
Chem-Dry uses a Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process that is proprietary and green-certified to provide a deeper clean that lasts longer than other methods and creates healthier workplaces and homes. An independent lab study found that this process removed 98 percent of typical household allergens from carpets and upholstery on average, along with 89 percent of bacteria in the air on average when a sanitizer was also used. In line with the brand's commitment to overall home health, this company also offers more than 50 green-certified products.
Established in 1977, Chem-Dry has now grown to more than 3,000 franchises across the 55 countries, serving 11,000 businesses and homes every day worldwide. It has received numerous accolades, including being ranked the top carpet cleaning franchise by Entrepreneur for three decades straight. This franchise has an initial investment ranging from $56,495 to $162,457.