Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning


  • Harris Research, Inc.
1530 N. 1000 W.
Logan, UT 84321-19
  • (877) 307-8233 / (435) 755-0099
  • (435) 755-0021 (Fax)

Discover your potential with Chem-Dry: America's #1 Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Franchise, and a partner of The Home Depot.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1977

Franchising Since: 1978

Operating Units

Franchised Units 2,268 100.0%
Company-Owned Units 0 0.0%
Total Operating Units 2,268 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 817 36.0% In 50 States
Canada 120 5.3% In 11 Provinces
International 1,331 58.7% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 2,268 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
California 421
Texas 166
Florida 146

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, District of Columbia

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member Yes
Franchisee Association? No
Size of Corporate Staff 70
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance No
Financial Assistance Yes, Direct

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening N/A
Inventory Control N/A
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included


Logan, UT 5 Days
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $10K
Cash Investment $8.5-40.8K
Total Investment $25.6-121.5K
Average Total Investment $73K


Initial Franchise Fee $13K
Average Franchise Fee $13K
On-Going Royalty $350/Mo.
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee 0%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 1
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 0
Space Needs (in square feet) N/A
Preferred Site Types Home-Based
Encourages Conversions N/A
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? No
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 4
General Business Experience 3
Specific Industry Experience 1
Formal Education 1
Psychological Profile 1
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 5
Term of Renewal Period 5
Passive Ownership? Not Allowed
Area Development
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? No
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 2,200
USA Yes, NE, Central, SE
Canada Yes, All Canada
Overseas Yes, Most Countries
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