NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2012) - The world's largest carpet and upholstery cleaning company, Chem-Dry, is reaching out to entrepreneurs in Houston to strengthen its presence in the nation's fourth-largest city.
With national carpet cleaning sales of $6.8 billion and 14 billion square feet of new carpeting installed every year, demand is growing for Chem-Dry's patented, environmentally safe products and processes.
With 6.1 million people and 25 Fortune 500 companies, the Houston metropolitan area is a prime target for Chem-Dry expansion. Affluent professionals and businesses are most likely to use Chem-Dry's residential and commercial cleaning services. To educate local professionals about the opportunity, members of Chem-Dry's executive team -- including CEO Dan Tarantin and Bill Knight, its vice president of franchise development -- will host a free VIP Business Ownership Seminar in Houston at 7 p.m. on Aug. 28.
Dinner will be provided, along with important information about Chem-Dry's outstanding franchise opportunity, one of the franchise industry's best values because of its low cost, growth potential and flexibility. Attendees will learn about how franchises work; why carpet cleaning businesses fare well even in difficult economic times; and why self-employment is a great option in today's economy.
Only 10 Chem-Dry franchisees serve the enormous Houston market, leaving significant growth opportunities.
"We want people to be able to shake our hands and get to know us in a relaxed restaurant environment," Tarantin said. "We're excited about the chance to engage with smart professionals and show them how they can capitalize on Chem-Dry's growth in the Houston market."
Seats are limited, and registration for the event is required. To register and for more information, visit www.chemdryfranchise.com/lp/houston.
Founded in 1977 and based in Nashville, Tenn., Chem-Dry is the nation's leading cleaner of carpet and other household and office surfaces. It uses a patented method of hot carbonated extraction that makes surfaces drier, cleaner and healthier, and its highly ranked franchise system, which consists of more than 3,500 units, extends worldwide. For more information, see www.chemdry.com.