April 28, 2009 // Franchising.com // Lakewood, Colorado - Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning®, a revolutionary carpet cleaning system committed to environmentally friendly procedures and products, has been awarded recognition in multiple categories of Entrepreneur Magazine's 30th Annual Franchise 500 listing. The criteria for judging franchises included factors such as, "strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system."
Oxi Fresh, which was founded in 2006, was ranked #19 out of 50 in Entrepreneur Magazine's Top New Franchises. Franchises in this category must have been started since 2004. Oxi Fresh received a #68 raking for the category of Top Low Cost Franchises and #85 in the Top Home Based Franchise category. Overall Oxi Fresh was ranked #308 out of all the franchises that submitted their businesses to be reviewed and judged.
"These ranking are a very important measurement of our industry and we are thrilled to have done so well considering the relative youth of our system," said Jonathan Barnett, MBA, president of Oxi Fresh. "We have worked hard to please both our franchisees and our customers and these awards prove the value of our business."
The Entrepreneur Franchise 500 is the first, oldest and most important of the industry's awards. To be included, each business must submit the company's latest franchise agreement and their franchise disclosure document. Other factors considered in the judging are the length of time the company has been franchising, the cost of starting the franchise and whether it provides financing assistance to its franchisees.
"The economy has been sluggish for a good part of the time we have been franchising," said Barnett, "yet we have managed an exceptional rate of growth. This recognition from Entrepreneur Magazine really caps off what has been a great year for us."
Oxi Fresh offers a green carpet cleaning method with a low moisture process and non-toxic cleaning agents. Franchisees receive a protected territory, comprehensive training and support and a powerful marketing program. With a low cost of ownership, easy operation and low overhead, this business can be an outstanding opportunity for the right person.
Oxi Fresh was established in 2006 and currently has over 90 units in the United States. Using innovative products and technology, Oxi Fresh franchisees offer oxygen-powered cleanings which clean to the bottom of the carpet pile, transforming the carpet to its original color and brightness right before a customer's eyes. Oxi Fresh is committed to being an environmentally friendly business by using efficient and low energy solutions. The non-toxic cleaning agents are applied with a low moisture process that is safe for children and pets.