About North Star Chem-Dry

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Who We Are

North Star Chem-Dry is family owned & operated by Brian and Nicole right here in Apple Valley, MN.

We wanted to pursue a career path that would allow us to grow and build something as well as meet growing in-home and commercial cleaning needs in our community. After much research and deliberation, we decided Chem-Dry offers best-in-class products and franchisee support while meeting our career goals.

What sold us is that Chem-Dry uses a Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process. Millions of microscopic bubbles penetrate deep into the carpet fibers and lift dirt, grime, and allergens so they can be easily extracted. This unique process provides a deeper clean, allows carpets to dry faster– in hours rather than days – and leaves carpets healthier than steam cleaning.

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When we are not helping families maintain a clean home, we are playing with our 2 dogs; Diesel and Tiger, golfing, boating, and hanging out with friends and family. We are always trying to enjoy the outdoors when the MN weather allows it. We have always had a passion for home care and cleaning but during the pandemic, we realized just how important people’s homes are and the impact that having a cleaner home has on a family. We are excited about the opportunity to help families maintain a clean home while using best-in-class products.

Brian, the owner of North Star Chem-Dry, with carpet cleaning equipment
Brian, the owner of North Star Chem-Dry, and his two dogs
Brian, the owner of North Star Chem-Dry, cleaning carpeted stairs

Our Brand Promise:

We look to excite our customers with the cleanest and fastest drying carpets and upholstery in the industry. When we’re invited into your home or business, we promise to expertly apply our products so as to be gentle on carpets and property and non-toxic for people and pets. Our cleaning services will be delivered by trustworthy, friendly professionals.

History of the Chem-Dry Brand

Robert Harris started working his way through law school in the 1970s as a carpet cleaner working for a different carpet cleaning company. He quickly became unsatisfied with the performance of available cleaning products and began researching a better solution. Harris’ research stretched into many years of studying the chemical properties and reactions of a variety of cleaning formulas combined with experimentation that required him to continually clean carpets with a succession of cleaning formulations. The process was similar to how Edison tried a hundred times to build the perfect light bulb before he succeeded.

Eventually, Robert Harris discovered the ideal cleaning formula. His unique carbonated solution delivered exceptional cleaning and was also safe and non-toxic. Harris founded Chem-Dry and soon the demand for his superior cleaning services grew exponentially. His entrepreneurial journey blossomed into a thriving success that has continued to grow since those first days in the early 70s. From the very first small group of franchise locations, the original Chem-Dry network has expanded over recent decades to offer thousands of successful franchises throughout the world, including North Star Chem-Dry based in Apple Valley, MN.

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