Chem-Dry Makes Franchise Gator's Franchise 100 List

Inaugural List Rates Best Franchises for Single-Unit or First-Time Buyers

NASHVILLE, TN - (Marketwired - Jan 28, 2014) - Chem-Dry has made Franchise Gator's inaugural Franchise 100 list, a ranking of the top 100 franchise systems that are both currently expanding and considered to be strong buys for potential franchise buyers.

Franchise Gator is a leading online destination for those seeking to invest in a franchise opportunity. Chem-Dry has more than 2,000 franchises in North America and is the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise.

Franchise Gator's goal in creating the Franchise 100 list is to provide a practical tool for the single-unit or first-time franchisee, who usually can't afford the multi-million dollar investment typical of many franchise brands. Criteria used to create the list include information about each franchisor's financial health, profitability, year-over-year growth, market strength and long-term sustainability.

Chem-Dry added 101 franchises in 2013 and has been ranked the top carpet cleaning franchise opportunity by Entrepreneur magazine for 26 years in a row. It is also one of the top low-investment franchises and home-based franchises, according to the magazine.

"We have been helping people become business owners since 1977, and our proven business systems and patented cleaning processes and technology have helped franchise owners stand out by offering the best, safest and greenest carpet cleaning in the industry," said Dan Tarantin, CEO of Chem-Dry's parent company Harris Research Inc.

About Chem-Dry

Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world's leading carpet and upholstery cleaner, serving 10,000 homes a day. Its green-certified solution and proprietary hot carbonating extraction process deliver a faster-drying, deeper, healthier cleaning. Its highly ranked franchise system, which consists of 3,500 units, extends worldwide. For more information, visit


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Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world's leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service with a network of 3,500 units in 50 countries serving over 10,000 homes a day worldwide.


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