Chem-Dry plans extensive Scottish expansion

The franchise owner of Chem-Dry Glasgow is embarking on a extensive expansion programme, which will see the business cover six franchise territories. Graeme Sim, the franchise owner of 1st Choice Chem-Dry, is aiming to provide his carpet and upholstery cleaning and fire and flood restoration service to numerous parts of Scotland.

Sim said: "This is a big challenge and a massive opportunity for 1st Choice Chem-Dry, with the business operating from multi site locations. Our franchise bears no resemblance to the business I first started up back in 1993, operating from the back bedroom. Since we took the decision to merge the 1st Choice Chem-Dry and Chem-Dry Paisley franchises in 2007 and our subsequent investment in a CTS 330 Truckmount carpet and upholstery cleaning system, this seems to be a natural progression for our franchise. What I have come to realise is franchising is a long term business solution, not just a short term business fix."

Mark Galsworthy, Head of Chem-Dry Franchising, added: "After over 15 years within the Chem-Dry network, Graeme and his team are a shinning example and great role models for other aspiring franchise owners. They exemplify what franchising and Chem-Dry is all about; working tirelessly hard for their business, with energy to burn and continually striving for improvement. Chem-Dry Franchising will endeavour to support Graeme and the 1st Choice Chem-Dry team as they embark on this new venture."