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Chem-Dry (the name stands for CHEMISTRY-DRY) is an American carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning franchise chain with main offices in Logan, Utah and Nashville, Tennessee.


When it was founded in 1977, it was originally based in California.[1] Chem-Dry began franchising in 1978, and now has over 4000 locations worldwide.[2]

In 2006, Chem-Dry was acquired by The Home Depot.[3][4]

In 2011, Chem-Dry was sold to Baird Capital Partners which is located in Chicago. This purchase also included N-Hance which specialized in wood cabinet and flooring renewal service. N-Hance has over 200 franchises. In 2018, Baird Capital Partners purchased Delta Restoration Services (formerly Delta Disaster Services) and now offers flood disaster services. In 2019, Chem-Dry became part of the BELFOR Franchise Group and Dan Tarantin, previously Chem-Dry President, became the COO of BFG. Tarantin left BFG in 2022.[citation needed] Edward Quinlan became President of Chem-Dry in October 2020.[5]

Chem-Dry has been ranked Entrepreneur Magazine's top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for 31 straight years. In the 2020, Franchise 500 list, Entrepreneur Magazine was ranked #74.[6]


  1. ^ "Chem-Dry - Headquarter Locations, Products, Competitors, Financials, Employees". Retrieved 2022-07-12.
  2. ^ "Is Chem-Dry still in business? –". Retrieved 2022-07-12.
  3. ^ "Home Depot, Form 8-K, Current Report, Filing Date Feb 21, 2006". Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "Home Depot, Form 10-K, Annual Report, Filing Date Mar 29, 2006" (PDF). Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  5. ^ Now, Home News (2022-02-08). "PermaPlate Furniture announces partnership with ChemDry". Home News Now. Retrieved 2022-07-12.
  6. ^ "Chem-Dry & Entrepreneur's 2019". Retrieved 2020-02-06.

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