Carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise Chem-Dry kicks off 2023 with the announcement of three signed agreements across Maryland, servicing Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties. Behind these newly signed agreements are three franchisee groups who are already open and operating.
Jeffery and Sondra Jackson are a mother and son team operating Chem-Dry in their hometown of Montgomery County. Ready for a new venture, they found comfort in the brand’s long-standing history and proven business model. The duo is eager to provide a much-needed service in their community while they look to grow their business and expand their team.
With an MBA and corporate background, Bianca Egalite always had an interest in business ownership. Covid layoffs only expedited her entrepreneurial journey and decision to get into business for herself. Seeing the demand for Chem-Dry’s services and the brand’s commitment to technology, a variety of revenue streams, and a sophisticated support team, Bianca knew she had found the right franchise.
Eric Bearinger is a resident of Carroll County, and he saw first-hand the demand for Chem-Dry’s services and jumped at the opportunity to sign a multi-territory agreement. He has a background in the healthcare industry as a respiratory therapist and looks forward to helping families make informed decisions about the health of their homes while creating lasting relationships.
Chem-Dry currently has over 50 franchises in operation across Maryland. As the population continues to rise while demand remains strong, the brand is looking to add additional franchises across the state. Leadership aims to award 10 territories in key markets such as Baltimore, Ann Arundel, and Washington counties over the next five years.
Ed Quinlan, president of Chem-Dry and part of the BELFOR Franchise Group family of brands, says: “The East Coast has proved to be a strong region of growth for our brand. The population continues to surge and families are turning to healthy home service offerings. Customers are looking for home service capabilities from someone who is local, who they can trust for consistent and high-quality services.
“Our teams continue to work tirelessly to keep our brand and our franchisees ahead of the curve in providing innovative, personalized, high-quality care that delivers on our commitment to making spaces cleaner and healthier.”
Chem-Dry creates cleaner, healthier indoor environments with its proprietary equipment and solutions for carpet, upholstery, granite countertops and hard floor surfaces, such as wood, tile and vinyl. In further testing of its processes, a study conducted by a leading independent laboratory concluded that the Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning method removes an average of 98 per cent of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery.
Chem-Dry has a national partnership with the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), working to raise awareness and provide education on the importance of indoor air quality in maintaining the health and safety of homes and businesses.
Since its launch in 1977, Chem-Dry has become the recognized market leader by building a robust network of 1,800 franchises across the country. The brand, which celebrated its 45th anniversary last year, was recognized for the second year in a row by Global Franchise Magazine as the Best Property Maintenance Franchise, validating the status of the brand. Additionally, Chem-Dry was one of the Top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500. Chem-Dry ranked on this prestigious list for its outstanding performance in unit growth, financial strength and stability, and overall brand power.