Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Ranked No. 1 in Category on Best of the Best Franchises List
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Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Ranked No. 1 in Category on Best of the Best Franchises List

29th Consecutive Year Receiving Best-In-Industry Recognition from Entrepreneur Magazine

June 09, 2017 // // Nashville, Tenn. – The world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise system, Chem-Dry, was recently included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Best of the Best Franchises list, which recognizes the 105 companies that ranked at the top of their industry categories in Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500® ranking. This year was Chem-Dry’s 29th consecutive year of being recognized as the number one franchise business in its industry.

With a goal of celebrating the elite franchise companies in the Franchise 500, the annual Best of the Best list is highly-anticipated each spring. The list is compiled using data from the Franchise 500 ranking, which evaluates concepts based on cost, size, growth, franchisee support, brand strength and financial stability. This year, Chem-Dry is the only franchise concept in the carpet and upholstery cleaning industry honored with a place in the ranking, further illustrating its leadership position in the industry.

“Prospective franchisees often already know what type of franchise they want to own,” says Jason Feifer, editor and chief of Entrepreneur. “So, by distilling our Franchise 500 list down to the No. 1 company in each category, we can help them decide exactly where to start their search.”

Last year, Chem-Dry added 135 new franchises to its network, marking the fifth straight year Chem-Dry sold over 100 units in the United States and Canada. The concept also added several international locations, bringing its global footprint to 52 countries through its Master Franchise model.

“Consumer spending on home maintenance and improvement continues to experience solid annual growth as home owners are seeing increased equity value with repairs,” said Dan Tarantin, President and CEO or Harris Research, Inc., parent company of Chem-Dry. “As a result, our franchisees are having success in their markets and contributing to overall system-wide growth. The future of the home services and remodeling sector remains strong and vibrant and our goal is to continue to be the industry leader in innovation, quality of work, customer service and healthfulness.”

Chem-Dry uses a green-certified solution and proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process to provide a deeper, longer lasting clean and create healthier homes and workplaces. In a study by an independent lab, Chem-Dry’s HCE cleaning method was found to remove an average of 98 percent of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery and an average of 89 percent of airborne bacteria when a sanitizer was added. As part of the brand’s focus on ensuring overall home health, it now has over 40 Green Certified products.

“Recognition from highly regarded and respected industry sources like Entrepreneur is a wonderful affirmation of our system’s key mission and goal to be the leader in our industry and the ultimate healthy home provider,” said Tarantin. “To be ranked as the top carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise business for nearly three straight decades is an important, meaningful achievement that demonstrates the power behind our sustained growth, the strength of our business model and the quality of our passionate, customer-focused franchise owners.”

To view Chem-Dry in the full listing, visit The list can also be seen in the May issue of Entrepreneur.

For more information about Chem-Dry, including franchise opportunities visit

About Chem-Dry

Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service with a network spanning over 50 countries and serving over 11,000 homes and business a day worldwide. Its green-certified solution and proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process provide a deeper clean, allow surfaces to dry faster, and leave homes and workplaces healthier. Chem-Dry has been ranked the number one carpet cleaning franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 29 consecutive years, is once again listed in their 2017 Franchise 500 list, and has been ranked among the top 10 in the magazine’s list of Top Home-Based Franchises for 19 consecutive years. For more information about Chem-Dry or to find a local operator, visit, or for more information on franchise opportunities, visit Chem-Dry is owned by Harris Research, Inc., which is also the founder and owner of the fast-growing N-Hance Wood Refinishing franchise.

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