USA Today Recognizes Chem-Dry as One of the "Top 50 Franchises for Minorities"
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USA Today Recognizes Chem-Dry as One of the "Top 50 Franchises for Minorities"

Chem-Dry Stands Out in Annual Survey by National Minority Franchising Initiative

October 24, 2012 // // Nashville, TN – On October 12, 2012, USA Today published a list of the “Top 50 Franchises for Minorities”, marking the sixth annual survey conducted by the National Minority Franchising Initiative (NMFI) to acknowledge franchisors who best demonstrate their commitment to the recruitment, inclusion and on-going support of minorities through action. Several hundred franchisors submitted information to qualify for this honor, and only the highest-scoring companies made the cut – Chem-Dry being one of them.

Franchisors across North America submitted quantitative information regarding minority participation within their existing franchised and company-owned units, as well as minority representation on their corporate staff, with an annual salary of $60,000 or more.

“We feel privileged to be recognized in the ‘Top 50’ list and proud of the rich diversity we have across the Chem-Dry franchise network,” said Dan Tarantin, CEO of Chem-Dry. “With a system of over 3,500 franchises worldwide, we continue to grow and provide minorities with the ability to follow their dreams by owning a Chem-Dry franchise.”

Inclusion in this “Top 50” list recognizes Chem-Dry as a company that has greatly contributed to the increasing percentage of minority franchise owners throughout the last ten years, rising from 8-10% to a present 16%. The North American minority population is currently at 28%, and thanks to these franchises, the number of minorities joining the franchise community is only continuing to grow.

About Chem-Dry

Harris Research, Inc. is the owner of the Chem-Dry and N-Hance franchise businesses. Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning service with over 3,500 units in 35 countries. Its proprietary, green-certified hot carbonating extraction cleaning process allows surfaces to dry faster, provides a deeper clean, and leaves homes healthier. Chem-Dry has been ranked the number one carpet cleaning franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 24 consecutive years and has been selected by Franchise Direct as one of the top 100 global franchises. N-Hance Revolutionary Wood Renewal, founded in 2001, is a proprietary wood restoration service that requires no sanding and can be a fraction of the cost of re-facing or replacing cabinets, floors and other wood surfaces. N-Hance, a trusted partner of The Home Depot, has over 200 franchises across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit and or, for franchise opportunities, visit and

Media Contact:

Stefanie Zimmerman
Fishman PR
847.945.1300 x 267



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