Entrepreneur magazine is the bible for small business owners and entrepreneurs, who devour its articles for helpful business advice and direction.
Every January, Entrepreneur lists the top 500 franchises in the country in a comprehensive and heavily-followed annual ranking. The top 500 franchises are broken up into industry segments. Within each segment, brands are ranked by performance and reputation. With over 3,500 franchise systems in the United States, getting in the Top 500 is an accomplishment. Earning the top slot in a competitive niche such as carpet cleaning is even tougher.
Chem-Dry has made the list for an astounding 24 straight years, one of the longest running streaks in franchise history. For 2012, Chem-Dry is ranked 46th on the Top 500 list — and first among carpet cleaning franchises. Those aren’t the only superlatives Entrepreneur reserves for Chem-Dry: It ranks Chem-Dry ninth on its top 10 list of franchises you can start for less than $50,000 and 11th on its annual list of the top 100 home-based franchises.
More Than Rankings
As great as Entrepreneur’s endorsement is, an even more telling ranking comes from our average tenure. Chem-Dry franchise owners enjoy some of the longest franchise ownership tenures in the industy. Our average owner stays with us for 19 years, more than twice the typical seven year tenure common in the franchise industry.
Franchise owners who stay involved with their businesses for this amount of time not only have profitable business, they have businesses they enjoy working in.
Driving our franchise owners’ happiness is a stellar and industry-high customer rating. Our customers love what we do, and 96 percent of them choose to use us again.
Do a quick Google search of Yelp! and Google Places customer reviews and you’ll see that we consistently earn five-star customer ratings. Homeowners, landlords, Realtors and office managers will tell you they use Chem-Dry because it really is cleaner, drier and healthier; the carpet dries more quickly, stays cleaner longer and doesn’t leave behind irritating soapy or chemical residue.
Don’t take our word for it. Research it for yourself and let us know what you find.