When buying a franchise or a new business you want the security of going with a company that has a track record proven over many years rather than a small fad based franchise that can be here today but gone tomorrow. With Chem-Dry, you will be working within a proven system, backed by our established reputation in the Australian marketplace for more than 25 years. Chem-Dry in the United States where it was started has been operational over 34 years. It is owned by the second largest retailer in the world THE HOME DEPOT.The Home Depot is similar to our Bunnings Hardware stores here in Australia. The management at Home Depot who are the largest retailers of carpet in the Unites States saw the synergy of teaming up with the largest carpet cleaner in the world. Their experience, investment capital and vision ensures Chem-Dry's success well into the future.
Of course, nobody can guarantee success in business, but we do guarantee that you'll have a much better opportunity of success by entering into a proven system with over 25 years' experience and 4000+ franchises established over 50 different countries. We work hard on behalf of our Chem-Dry franchisees because they are the key to the success of our overall system.
In a Chem-Dry franchise you have the pathway to success well marked with help along every step of the way to get you there.
We like to think of a Chem-Dry as a low risk investment. We have made it that way to give all our new franchisees the biggest opportunity to succeed.
We challenge anyone to find a more cost effective franchise that has a well recognized worldwide brand than Chem-Dry. We have always kept our start up franchise costs low as we are not interested in putting a huge financial burden on a new business owner. We understand that by helping them keep their overheads low they will be able to become a successful franchise that will be with us for years.
Many franchises that you can buy require you to rent a shop front. This means entering a lease with a landlord separate to your franchisor. If something goes wrong with that franchise you still have to honour your lease with the landlord. Many people have gotten stung by being locked into a 3-5 year shop lease.
Other franchises that you buy can expect you to fit out a shop or office location. These can costs thousands of dollars. This is not needed with Chem-Dry.
Other franchises make you purchase or lease a particular vehicle to match their fleet. With Chem-Dry we know that people have varying preferences when it comes to vehicles. Plus, some models can be a lot cheaper than others. At Chem-Dry we have only 3 rules in relation to your vehicle. 1. It must be white. 2. It must have the Chem-Dry sign writing on it (a cost of approx $1100) and 3. It must be in good nic. That means you can also start out with a second hand vehicle as long as it looks professional.
Most franchisors require a new franchisee to sign a Franchise License Agreement for 5 years. If during those 5 years the franchisee would like to exit for whatever reason they must pay out the rest of the 5 years in terms of royalty and any other requirements. At Chem-Dry we also have a 5 year agreement but our franchisees can exit at anytime by just giving us 90 days notice.
As you can see Chem-Dry has designed the franchise to give you the best opportunity to succeed with minimal risk.