Local Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Companies Expand in Key Illinois, Colorado, Texas Markets

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Companies Strengthen Hold on Important Demographics

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - May 9, 2012) - Chem-Dry, the world's largest carpet cleaning company with more than 3,500 units, recently expanded its franchise holdings in key markets in Colorado, Texas and Illinois.

Two bought additional licenses in their existing areas. A third, Ishmael Acquah, bought a new license in another state and installed his longtime lead technician as the new franchise's manager. Acquah owns three Chem-Dry licenses covering the Orlando and St. Augustine, Fla., areas, and his longtime lead tech in Orlando, Joel Figuera, wanted to move back to his hometown of Chicago.

So Acquah, realizing a business opportunity and a chance to help a friend, bought a Chem-Dry license on the potentially lucrative north side of Chicago, covering parts of Cook and DuPage counties. Figuera opened Magnificent Chem-Dry on May 1. "He has been faithful to me for all these years," Acquah said. "We will make money, and he will make money."

The other expansions:

  • Isais Lopez, who has owned Chem-Dry of the Southwest in Durango, Colo., for 15 years, recently bought a second license for his area, which covers La Plata, Archuleta, Montezuma, Dolores and San Juan counties. Lopez said he wanted to lock any competitors out as his area's population grew.
  • Kenny and Tracy Meek have owned Chem-Dry of Georgetown for eight years and recently purchased two additional licenses for Williamson and Burnet counties in addition to their existing two. Again, rapid population growth in the Austin area and a desire to seize the opportunity from competitors were the main factors.

About Chem-Dry

Founded in 1977 and based in Nashville, Tenn., Chem-Dry is the nation's leading cleaner of carpet and other household and office surfaces. It uses a patented method of hot carbonated water extraction that provides a drier, cleaner, healthier clean, and its highly-ranked franchise system, which consists of more than 3,500 units, extends worldwide. Chem-Dry has maintained a high ranking on Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500 list for 24 consecutive years. For more information, see www.chemdry.com.

Media contact:

Ed Quinlan
Vice President of Franchise Services
(435) 755-0099, ext. 1077

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