Canadian Franchise

Local Entrepreneur Earns Top Honor from Nation’s Leading Carpet Cleaning Franchise

Robert Kreis Winnipeg Chem-DryRobert Kreis, owner of Winnipeg Chem-Dry, was honored with the company’s pinnacle award, naming his local business the 2018 Canada Franchise of the Year. Franchisees selected for Chem-Dry Franchise of the Year represent the best of the best in the system, from over 65 Chem-Dry® locations across Canada.

Chem-Dry, the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise system, honored Kreis at the company’s annual convention held recently in San Diego, CA. He was recognized as the company’s best brand operator and franchise leader in Canada, receiving outstanding marks across award categories including leadership, support, and overall service excellence as a Chem-Dry operator. The Winnipeg operator was honored for lifting his local presence in a way that has strengthened the Chem-Dry brand and supported the success of his fellow franchisees.

“It’s not surprising that this is the second time Robert has won this award,” said Chem-Dry President, Dan Tarantin. “Our network of Canadian franchisees are fantastic, but Robert has truly set himself apart.  He continually goes above and beyond the expectations and standards that we’ve set, delivering outstanding customer service and running a strong and successful operation.”

One of the key factors contributing to Kreis’ recognition has been his commitment to building strong relationships. He consistently looks for new ways to better serve his customers and expand his efforts with innovative marketing initiatives to find and develop even more long-term customers.

Having begun his career with Chem-Dry in 1997, Kreis says he was looking for a way to become more involved in his community and to professionally network. He loves running his own business and is constantly striving to improve his business and how he markets it, including creating his own residential and commercial marketing materials to reach new customers.

“Everyone in the Chem-Dry network is so hardworking, so it’s a true honor to be recognized out of all of the amazing franchise owners,” said Kreis. “Our team focuses on building long-term and even life-long customers. With the high-quality services and superior and healthier processes we offer, we have also been ranked in the community as one the Three Best Rated in Winnipeg in the services we offer.”


About Chem-Dry
Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service with a network spanning 55 countries and serving over 11,000 homes and business a day worldwide. Its green-certified solution and proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process provide a deeper clean, allow surfaces to dry faster, and leave homes and workplaces healthier. In addition to being ranked the number one carpet cleaning franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 30 consecutive years and ranked among the top 10 concepts in the magazine’s list of Top Home-Based Franchises for 19 consecutive years, Chem-Dry has been ranked as the world’s Best House & Office Franchise in the 2018 Global Franchise Awards. Chem-Dry is owned by Harris Research, Inc., which is also the founder and owner of the fast-growing N-Hance Wood Refinishing franchise.