Since 1997, Ken & Ann Brown have poured their hearts into Brown’s Chem-Dry, a family business built on natural values. From the start, they were drawn to Chem-Dry’s unique approach – a deep clean powered by carbonation, not harsh chemicals. It’s a method they trust for their own home, and one they’re proud to offer their community.
Originally known as Ace Chem-Dry, the name evolved to reflect the family’s involvement. Their children grew up with the business, learning the ropes and developing valuable skills. This family affair extends beyond the office, as they enjoy biking together, tending their garden, and embracing a healthy lifestyle.
Brown’s Chem-Dry isn’t just about clean carpets, it’s about healthy homes. They believe in natural solutions and the power of a clean environment. As “The Healthy Home Authority,” they’re passionate about serving you and making your home a healthier haven.
History of the Chem-Dry Brand
In the 1970s, young Robert Harris toiled as a carpet cleaner, yearning for a better way. Frustrated by harsh chemicals and lackluster results, he embarked on a years-long quest. He meticulously studied cleaning formulas, conducting countless experiments in the trenches of dirty carpets.
His relentless pursuit culminated in a revolutionary discovery: a carbonated cleaning solution that was both powerful and gentle. In 1977, Chem-Dry was born, marking the start of his entrepreneurial journey. Word of his magic touch spread like wildfire, attracting friends, family, and soon, franchise requests.
From a small seed of innovation, Chem-Dry blossomed into a global network of thousands, each echoing Robert’s success story. Witnessing his own passion mirrored in countless franchisees, Robert’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of vision and dedication.
Now, after more than 45 years, Chem-Dry is ranked the #1 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Company in America by Entrepreneur Magazine, with more locations than any other business in the industry! Led by Brand President Ed Quinlan, Chem-Dry continues its mission today of being an innovation leader and helping provide cleaner and healthier homes and workplaces for people around the world.
Chem-Dry is also a member of the BELFOR Franchise Group family of brands, which includes 12 other residential and commercial services franchise brands such as N-Hance Wood Refinishing, redbox+ Dumpsters, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, The Patch Boys, DUCTZ, HOODZ, and more.