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🠈  Harris Research, Inc.  🠊

Harris Research, Inc.

Harris Research, Inc. is a national franchising firm home to Chem-Dry carpet cleaning services and n-hance wood cleaning services.

The company was founded in 1977 in California by Robert Harris who, while working his way through college as a student, noticed that it took a full night for traditional water based carpet cleaning services to dry, costing hotels valuable resources. Mr. Harris set in to discovering faster cleaning methods and developed a system based on a carbonate solution that would allow hotels to rent out a room after cleaning.

Chem-Dry franchises became an immediate success the franchises have a low cost entry point with a large market.

Harris Research later created the n-hance system for restoring wood floors and cabinetry.

The international franchise system had expanded to over 4000 franchises when it was purchased by Home Depot in 2006. Home Depot sold the franchise to Baird Capital Partners in 2011, but retains Chem-Dry as a preferred provider.

As of 2014, Harris Research, Inc reports that Chem Dry has over 4000 franchises and n-hance over 200 franchises. Franchise owners are required to visit either Logan or Nashville for training.

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