America's #1 Franchise Directory, Trusted for Over 15 Years
Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning


Description: With nearly 3,500 locations, Chem-Dry is the world's largest carpet and upholstery cleaning system. We offer multi-unit territories, so your Chem-Dry empire can be as big or as small as you want it to be. Opportunities: Single-unit, multi-unit and master franchise opportunities are available throughout the United States and worldwide in many countries. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Cash Required: $30,000. Financing Assistance: Yes, from the company. Training Provided: Yes. Home-based: Yes.


A Franchisee's Review of the Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise

A Franchisee's Review of the Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise

Watch this video


Chem-Dry offers a 10% discount towards the initial franchise fee for qualified military veterans and public servicemen and women.


Chem-Dry offers in-house, low-interest financing for the initial franchise fee for qualified applicants.

Harris Research Inc. Wins Presidential Award For Export Success

The “E” Award is a top honor and is only given to companies who make a significant contribution to the successful expanse of U.S. exports

 Just how popular is owning a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise? Plenty popular in the United States, based on the highest growth numbers for new franchises in over a decade. Overseas, Chem-Dry has a sterling reputation as well, and that’s why Harris Research Inc., its parent company, has just received a major presidential award.

Chem-Dry Accolades

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presents Chem-Dry corporate parent Harris Research Inc. with the President’s “E” Award for Exports.

The President’s “E” Award for Exports is the highest recognition any U.S. company can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. U.S. companies are nominated for the honor through the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service office network, located within the department’s International Trade Administration, with offices in 108 U.S. cities and more than 70 countries. Chem-Dry made the cut based on its year-over-year successful export growth in terms of new franchises opened overseas, as well as its innovative international marketing plan.

Chem-Dry’s global commitment is obvious

“Harris Research Inc. has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion,” says U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. “The ‘E’ Awards Committee was very impressed with HRI’s adaptation of its product line for export markets. HRI’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.”

Chem-Dry cleaning franchises can now be found in 51 countries. With more than 40 green-certified cleaning solutions and a proprietary Hot Carbonated Extraction cleaning process, it meets or exceeds environmental standards all around the world. Those reasons, along with a simple business model and proven track record of success, continue to help the brand expand worldwide.

In the past year, Chem-Dry has opened in Turkey, Egypt, Bahrain, the Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados, with Panama, Colombia and other South American countries in the pipeline. It also has been ranked No. 1 in its category in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2016 Franchise 500 listing, and is among Franchise Direct’s Top 100 Global Franchises.

Proud to help the United States export great ideas

“We first began exporting in 1987, and our export sales have grown to become a significant part of our business as we’ve found outstanding master franchise partners who share our vision and see the opportunity for the brand,” says Dan Tarantin, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The fact that Chem-Dry is in 51 countries around the world today is testament to our superior processes and the strength of the environmentally friendly home services market.”

“This adds a great deal of credibility to our distribution network,” adds John Howard, Vice President of International Development. “When we are talking to people in new countries, pointing to this kind of recognition from the U.S. government shows that we literally mean business. They have a lot of franchise opportunities coming their way, and an honor like this shows our longevity, our company’s strength and commitment, and most of all our success in the countries where we have opened Chem-Dry cleaning franchise operations.”


Find out more about Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning by submitting the form below.


Submit this form and a representative of Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning will contact you with more information.

Contact Information

Full Name*

Email Address*

Phone Number*

Best Time to Call

Mailing Information




Zip/Postal Code*


Investment Interest

Desired Investment*

Desired Location*

Additional Information (Optional)

Timeframe to Invest

Preferred Method of Contact

Alternate Phone Number

Comments? Questions?

The following items are in your Request List:

We can also forward your request to the companies you have added to your Request List. Please review the list below and confirm the companies you would like to contact.

* indicates required field.

Yes, send me updates on new franchise opportunities!

Franchise Direct’s reputation for integrity in the franchise industry has been established over its 15 years in business. We NEVER sell your information or share it with anyone other than the companies from which you have requested information.

This advertisement does not constitute a franchise offering. Please read our terms and conditions and privacy policy for full details.

Your Request List

You can add items by clicking the "Add to Request List" button or checkbox when you find something you're interested in.

You may add up to 15 items to your Request List

Your request list will follow you around the site.

When you are ready to complete your request for free information, click "Submit" in your Request List.

Why not get started by browsing our New Franchise Opportunities or Low Cost Franchise Directory?

You may only enter 15 items in your Request List.

To request information from your selected companies, just fill in the form and click "Submit".

OK, got it

Request Info From:


Your List is Empty

You can add items by checking the "Request FREE Info" boxes.

* indicates required field

Optional Information

Join our mailing list!

We share your information only with your selected franchises.