Chem-Dry Franchise

Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning company. Today, we have over 2,500 locations around the globe. Carpet cleaning has a massive market and we have a large market share of that and offer multi-unit territories.

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise

Carpet cleaning is a massive market. Every year, home and business owners install an estimated 10 billion square feet of new carpet, and all of it has to be cleaned. Carpet makes up more than 52 percent 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 a patented method of Hot Carbonating Extraction to attack dirt, dust, oils and allergens in carpet fibers and on hard surfaces.

Our carpets dry more quickly and stay cleaner and healthier for longer than they would with any other cleaning method; We’re proud that the Carpet & Rug Institute has given our process its Seal of Approval. Our method is safe and environmentally friendly, with an organic cleaner and no harmful chemicals or soaps.

Chem-Dry Franchise

Why Choose Chem-Dry?

Our total investment range is $69,145 to $204,714. This includes $59,995 to $113,714 that must be paid to the franchisor or its affiliate(s). We offer competitive financing for your business.

You can own a Chem-Dry franchise and join the world’s largest carpet cleaning brand, with over 3,000 locations 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 the top carpet cleaning franchise for 31 years in a row.

Year after year, Chem-Dry’s franchise system earns one of the highest ratings in Franchise Business Review’s annual franchisee satisfaction survey; our franchise owners say they love the freedom and flexibility Chem-Dry ownership gives them to enjoy their families and interests.

Chem-Dry Franchise

Features & Benefits

We enjoy a customer retention rate of 96 percent, by far the best in the business. And our training and support systems are honed and refined over our 40 years in franchising.

It adds up to an ideal business opportunity for a smart entrepreneur. The revenue means you can quickly recoup your initial investment of $68,145 to $191,196 (depending on the number of territories and equipment packages you purchase).

And Chem-Dry offers ways to make the investment even more affordable, including a 10 percent licensing fee discount for veterans through the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program and in-house, low-interest financing—a rarity for a franchise system.

For less than $15,000 down with our special internal financing, you can get started in your own carpet cleaning business with Chem-Dry.

We offer multi-unit territories; your Chem-Dry empire can be as big or small as you want it.

Even with over 3,000 locations around the world, we’re not done growing.

We recently moved our headquarters from Logan, Utah, to Nashville, Tenn., to help us grow our presence in the eastern half of the United States, where we’re busy signing agreements with ambitious entrepreneurs ready to take advantage of one of the franchise industry’s best opportunities.

Ready to secure a great lifestyle for you and your family by providing an essential service through the best carpet cleaner on the planet?

“The opportunity is as big as you want it to be, really. We run seven routes a day, and even now the growth potential is there, and it hasn’t been tapped out. We are definitely not the lowest-priced carpet cleaner in town. We position ourselves as high-end. But we go after it all, residential and commercial. We market ourselves as a high-end residential cleaner, but we’re also going to help you with commercial jobs and jobs where there’s transition in properties, that’s big right now with the market the way it is.”

Glenn and Kati Buckland

New Mexico

“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.”

Joe Weiss


“The training and technical side of Chem-Dry is excellent. They really help you get started on the right foot. The support from the home office is phenomenal. They want to help you succeed and do really well. It’s a great opportunity, and I think there’s more opportunity every day.”

Travis Nisley


“You don’t have to be a wealthy guy to start a Chem-Dry,” Ed says. “If you can put together enough money to buy a van, your first franchise license and a cellphone, you can work your way up, which is basically what we did.”

Ed and Veronica Ramia


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