Entrepreneur magazine is the bible for small business owners and entrepreneurs, who devour its articles for helpful business advice and direction.
Entrepreneur lists the top 500 franchises in the country in a comprehensive and heavily-followed annual ranking. The top 500 franchises are broken up into industry segments. Within each segment, brands are ranked by performance and reputation. With over 3,500 franchise systems in the United States where Chem-Dry began, getting in the Top 500 is an accomplishment. Earning the top slot in a competitive niche such as carpet cleaning is even tougher.
Chem-Dry has made the list for an astounding 29 year in a row, one of the longest running streaks in franchise history. For 2017, Chem-Dry is ranked 150th on the Top 500 list — and first among carpet cleaning franchises. Those aren’t the only superlatives Entrepreneur reserves for Chem-Dry: It consistently ranks highly on its top 10 list of franchises you can start for less than $50,000 and as well as its annual list of the top 100 home-based franchises.
You can find Chem-Dry on the top lists of Franchise Gator, Americas Best Franchise and just about any franchise award list you will find.
Franchise Direct is another trusted resource for franchise information with a 15-year history of reliable information on entrepreneurship and franchising. Each year they come out with a list of their top 100 picks for the best global franchise. For 2017 Chem-Dry broke the top 20 with the 19th placement on the list with the likes of McDonalds, Subway, 7 Eleven, Hertz, and more. With many franchises still available throughout Australia, Chem-Dry’s growth is creating new opportunity here and across the globe.
Longevity and Success: More Than Rankings
As great as endorsement from trusted names like Entrepreneur, Franchise Direct, and Franchise Gator, an even more telling ranking comes from our average tenure. Chem-Dry franchise owners enjoy some of the longest franchise ownership tenures in the industry. Our average owner stays with us for 19 years, more than twice the typical seven-year tenure common in the franchise industry. Franchise owners who stay involved with their businesses for this amount of time not only have profitable business, they have businesses they enjoy working in. Driving our franchise owners’ happiness is a stellar and industry-high customer rating. Our customers love what we do, and 96 per cent of them choose to use us again.