Interview With Dan Tarantin, CEO of Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise

World's Largest Carpet Cleaner Continues to Grow

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2012) - For Chem-Dry, the world's leading carpet cleaning company, the last year has been a time of significant change and continued growth. Its new president and CEO, Dan Tarantin, explains his plans to take Chem-Dry to more locations in the eastern U.S. -- and beyond.

Carpet cleaning is a competitive segment of the franchise industry; what sets Chem-Dry apart?

Two things jump out. For one, we are over 3,500 franchise units in 47 countries, making us one of the largest franchise systems, and we have a stellar 35-year track record. Second, our core products and services to our customers are the absolute best in the industry. Our green, hot carbonated soda water extraction process is legendary in the carpet cleaning industry.

What does the year ahead look like for Chem-Dry?

It takes momentum to grow a franchise system. We're expecting to open over 100 new units this year. This should continue in 2013. We've moved our headquarters and much of our operations to Nashville to provide a more accessible location for the eastern franchise owner base we want to develop. On the consumer side, the economy is recovering, and our same-store sales numbers are on the rise. We're seeing a sharp increase in national, corporate accounts.

Why should someone thinking about opening a business consider Chem-Dry?

Home services are on the rise, and the next decade looks particularly good for us. Our franchise opportunity is both inexpensive to own and has a good earnings track record. I can't think of many franchises that you can open for as little as $9,995 down that have the earning potential we do.

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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Ed Quinlan
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(435) 755-0099, ext. 1077



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