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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.[citation needed] Chem-Dry began franchising in 1978 and now has over 4000 locations worldwide.[citation needed]

In 2006, Chem-Dry was acquired by The Home Depot.[1][2]

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. Edward Quinlan became President of Chem-Dry in October 2020.[citation needed]

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.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Home Depot, Form 8-K, Current Report, Filing Date Feb 21, 2006". Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "Home Depot, Form 10-K, Annual Report, Filing Date Mar 29, 2006" (PDF). Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Chem-Dry & Entrepreneur's 2019". Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  4. ^ Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning by

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