Chem-Dry Franchising Ltd

Contact details

Member - Full
Cleaning & Renovation
Peter David
Chem-Dry Franchising Ltd  
01482 678669
Belprin Road, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 0LP

About Chem-Dry Franchising Ltd

Company Overview

Chem-Dry is a carpet and upholstery cleaning company, with a UK network of franchises equipped to clean almost any surface in homes and businesses. 

Operating in the domestic, commercial and insurance industries, we have developed our services to become experts in:

- Carpet cleaning
- Rug cleaning
- Upholstery cleaning
- Curtain cleaning
- Mattress cleaning
- Pet urine odour removal
- Tile, stone and grout cleaning

Franchise Overview

Founded in the USA, Chem-Dry has a strong UK heritage with over two decades' experience and knowledge of professional fabric, carpet and upholstery care.

The business has gone from strength to strength thanks to a commitment to technological development that’s created some of the most advanced and effective equipment and methods available.

Chem-Dry Franchising Ltd is now responsible for approximately 700 UK franchise licenses owned by over 100 franchisees in the UK...and growing.We have various licences for sale across the UK.

Key Information

  • Network Size: Over 100 units
  • Franchise Type: Job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £19,995
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £5,000
  • Franchise Location: Retail unit/Home/Van-based
  • Market: B2B and B2C

To understand exactly what is, and what is not, included in this financial information, click here (opens in a new window).


Classroom, practical and online training courses. The comprehensive 5-day new starter training programme includes:

  • Carpet cleaning/service
  • Building business plans
  • Marketing plan development
  • Basic health & safety
  • Carpet & upholstery identification and construction
  • Chem-Dry product range and application
  • Chem-Dry cleaning equipment and maintenance
  • Cleaning theory and processes
  • Spot/stain removal
  • Basic leather cleaning
  • The quotation process and setting client expectations

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Predominately working with small businesses, you will be building new relationships through calls, direct marketing and networking events. With the need for managers and business owners to see the product first-hand, you will need to balance a significant amount of time out on the road with the essential management of the business, which you would be able to run from your own home office.

Chem-Dry Franchising Ltd Case studies

  • James Carter

    Chem-Dry Franchising Ltd: James Carter

    Former Distribution Manager James Carter purchased Chem-Dry’s 700th franchise licence in November 2005. The 27-year-old family man decided long ago that he wanted much more than a nine-to-five, office-based job with the same daily routine, and by the time James had secured his management post, he’d already started to consider what other options were open to him.

  • Jackie and Mike Clark

    Chem-Dry Franchising Ltd: Jackie and Mike Clark

    Jackie & Mike Clark purchased A&G Chem-Dry© in May 1995 as a going concern which had been operating for four years. Mike’s previous career in the flexible packaging industry, which saw him progress from a junior sales position to M.D, had run its course and he was looking for a new direction.

  • Gary Andrew

    Chem-Dry Franchising Ltd: Gary Andrew

    Gary Andrew started his independent carpet cleaning business six years ago in Devon. A successful businessman in his own right, Gary wanted to achieve greater growth and has this to say about his subsequent move into franchising with the Chem-Dry Brand.

  • Rob Wilson
    Minster Services Group UK - Franchisee case study

    Facing declining markets and big-business competition for his own retial business, Rob identified franchising as the best option and then spent over twelve months planning his career change, visiting exhibitions and franchise companies.

    Read the full case study
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