NASHVILLE, TN - (Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - How much can you make as a Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise owner? To answer that question, Chem-Dry recently surveyed its American franchise owners. 211 franchise owners owning 475 Chem-Dry business franchises responded, providing an overall revenue picture. The results: The average revenue per franchise was $111,184 in 2012, up $11,938 (12%) from our previous survey in 2011. And since many Chem-Dry owners operate more than one unit, average revenue per owner was slightly more than a quarter million dollars, $250,297 in 2012 vs. $246,718 in 2011.
Not bad for a franchise that can be started with as little as $9,995 down.
"When you look at the money that can be generated by a Chem-Dry franchise and compare it to how little it costs to start the business, it's easy to see why Chem-Dry has been #1 in its category in Entrepreneur's Top 500 franchise list for 25 straight years," says D'wayne Tanner, vice president of franchise development for the carpet cleaning business.
The brand's return on investment was one of the key factors that attracted Army veteran Chad Yancey, who started Honor Chem-Dry this year in Stafford, Va. Yancey was looking for business opportunities after retiring from the military.
"I wanted to be part of a franchise so that I'd have great systems and support in place, and when I started looking at franchise opportunities, Chem-Dry not only had great support, they also had great ROI," he said.
Chem-Dry's low investment costs make it possible to start and thrive as a one-van business, then grow. Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world's leading carpet and upholstery cleaner, serving 10,000 homes a day. Its green-certified solution and proprietary hot carbonating extraction process deliver a faster-drying, deeper, healthier cleaning. Its highly ranked franchise system, which consists of 3,500 units, extends worldwide. For more information, visit www.chemdryfranchise.com.
Vice President for Franchise Development