Rank no.472 – Chemstation – US
Products & Services: Industrial cleanser manufacturing & distribution
Number of Locations: 56
Total Investment: $270.45K – 368.45K
Began Franchising: 1983
In the early ’80s, George Homan’s Dayton, Ohio, distribution company was suffering from the impact of the recession. To combat this, the company began manufacturing its own detergent formulas, delivering the detergent to industrial customers in refillable containers.
Chemstation customers receive free containers that franchisees refill. Franchisees handle all receiving, storing, disposing and rendering of the detergent for their customers.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Midwest, Northeast, Southwest, West.
Franchisor is seeking new units in Canada, Mexico.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $270,450 – $368,450
Franchise Fee: $45,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $1,000,000
Liquid Cash Available: $300,000 – $500,000
20% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 6. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: As needed. At franchisee’s location: As needed.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #472 (2013), #474 (2012), #493 (2010),
ChemStation provides the following services to new franchisees:
Site selection assistance
Initial facility opening support
Technical support (laboratory chemists, customer relations)
Extensive range of sales literature
Central data processing
Field operations evaluation
Inventory control system
Quality control system
Regional and national meetings
Toll-free telephone hotline
Prospect Franchisee information
ChemStation proudly specializes in providing our customers with the highest quality, environmentally friendly cleaning products and industrial cleaning products. We pride ourselves on our reputation of being a leader in the green and environmentally friendly cleaning industry, and take the extra steps necessary to reduce harmful environmental impact through the use of our industrial cleaning supplies and our highly effective ChemStation System.
The ChemStation System is a combination of two components: custom-formulated, environmentally friendly industrial cleaning and process chemicals…delivered to refillable containers directly at your facility. It’s refill…not landfill.® It has remained the same since 1984. Being “green” is nothing new to us.
ChemStation is an American owned and operated company that has been a steward of the environment since 1984, creating and maintaining products and conditions that minimize environmental impact. Creating environmentally friendly products and delivering them to refillable containers makes life safer and healthier for everyone.
Our path to sustainability involves the development of our products and our system of delivery; meeting the needs of today with care and concern for the natural resources that are necessary for future generations.
The ChemStation System is unique and will meet your cleaning and process chemical needs…efficiently, economically, environmentally, and safely.