For the Fourth, Chem-Dry Franchise Owners Explain Why Veterans Thrive in System

World's Leading Surface Cleaner Gives Vets Low Cost, High Growth Potential, Great Support

NASHVILLE, TN - (Marketwire - Jun 28, 2012) - When he left the Air Force 20 years ago, Sean Tinsley didn't care what kind of work he did as long as he succeeded at it. He now owns seven franchise businesses in Tennessee and makes a six-figure salary.

Jeremy Dillon dropped out of high school in Indiana -- and after four years in the Marines and three tours of duty in Iraq, he came home determined to succeed as a small businessman. Dillon now owns and operates a growing franchise in North Carolina.

Mike Jacobson and his wife, Sara, own a thriving business near Washington, D.C., which Mike Jacobson ran full-time until Mike, a Marine Corps reservist, was called to active duty in January. Mike's in Afghanistan, serving a tour while Sara runs the business. "I had to quick-and-dirty learn everything before he left," she said.

Tinsley, Dillon and the Jacobsons own franchises for Chem-Dry, the world's leading cleaner of carpets and other home and office surfaces, and represent a huge and important segment of our franchisee base. Over the last five years, a quarter of our franchisees have been veterans.

They, like the rest of the nation, will celebrate Independence Day with a sense of pride and gratitude.

"I like to say it's simple but not easy," Tinsley said. "You have to have drive and general business sense, and you'll put in a lot of long hours at first, but you don't need a huge amount of training or expertise. As long as you have some basic technical proficiency and a desire to succeed, you can make a great life with Chem-Dry."

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. For more information, see

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