Chem-Dry, a global carpet cleaning franchise based in the US, yesterday signed a franchising contract with Platinum Cineplex, a rapidly expanding multiplex cinema in Phnom Penh.
Sao Sokny, the manager of Platinum Cineplex, told Khmer Times that Chem-Dry makes sense as an addition to his business as well as a standalone enterprise.
“We currently outsource all cleaning for our cinemas to other companies and wanted to find a way to clean our own carpets, floor tiles and upholstered cinema chairs,” Mr Sokny said.
“It’s not easy to find one vendor who can do all that, so when I learned about Chem-Dry and saw that it could perform those services and more, I decided that owning and operating my own franchise would be ideal.”
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery and hard surface floor cleaning franchise with nearly 3,500 franchises serving 10,000 homes and businesses a day.
The company is aggressively seeking master franchise owners who want to bring this successful American brand to their country. Master franchisees own the franchising rights to an entire region or country.
“There are many people here who are looking for opportunities to start a small business, or find a business that compliments operations they already have,” Mr Sokny said. “Chem-Dry is very appealing because of its long history and established business practices.”
“Chem-Dry’s more than 40 years of success in the US and more than 50 countries around the world shows that this is a long-term, stable business opportunity,” said Joe Manuszak, vice-president of Global Development, the parent company for the cleaning franchise.
“We are excited to see the success that Sokny is already having in Cambodia as a new master franchise owner, and look forward to working with him and other entrepreneurs as Chem-Dry continues to take off in other markets throughout Southeast Asia.”