ChemDry Franchise

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Detailed Information

Capital Required
$67,645 - $185,757

Liquid Capital

Net Worth

Financing Assistance

Training and Support

CEO Name
Dan Tarantin

Existing Units



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 Choose Us?

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.


The Chem-Dry story started in the early 1970s with Robert Harris, a young man from California who worked for a small carpet-cleaning company while he attended law school at Brigham Young University in Utah.

Harris wasn’t impressed with the cleaning products that company and its competitors were using, primarily because they took a long time to dry and left chemical residue that attracted more dirt. He began looking for a better way to clean carpets and found his inspiration in an unexpected place: the air. While on a flight home during a break in classes, he dripped some salad dressing on his silk tie. A flight attendant removed the stain with a surprising “cleaner:” club soda. The flight attendant knew that carbonation in the soda would help break down the stain and allow her to remove the stain without damaging the silk, and Harris realized then that this small trick had big potential: If carbonated water could work on a tie, he thought, why not on carpet?

For almost half a century since, countless homes and offices have been made drier, cleaner and healthier. That’s because at the molecular level, carbonation has powerful properties that separate dirt and other particles from carpet fibers. Our Hot Carbonating Extraction method is powerful enough to work with only a small amount of water, resulting in a deeper, faster drying and healthier clean than the most common method of steam cleaning.

The innovation that gave birth to the Chem-Dry brand continues to create value for our customers and franchise through what has become the industry standard for carpet or upholstery cleaning, as well as our Healthy Home suite of services that include: our proprietary Pet Urine Removal Treatments; area rug cleaning; protecting and sanitizing wood floors; cleaning tile, granite and other stone surfaces; leather renewal and upholstery cleaning; dryer vent and air duct cleaning; and many more.

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.


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