Our Story

Our Story

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning is one of the fastest-growing cleaning franchises in North America, with hundreds of locations throughout the United States and Canada. So how did Oxi Fresh go from one location to the best carpet cleaning franchise opportunity available?

2006 - The Beginning

Jonathan Barnett broke into the highly competitive world of carpet cleaning franchises when he started Oxi Fresh of Denver during the summer of 2006. Thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit and good business sense, in just a few months he established a total of 17 territories in five states.

2007 - Building the Brand

A properly trademarked name and logo is vital to protecting the identity of your business. During 2007, Oxi Fresh received the marks for our logo, the name “Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning,” and the phrase “The Way Mother Nature Cleans®.” By the end of the year, Oxi Fresh added 70 territories, for a total of 87 locations in 23 states.

2008 - New Offerings, Services, and a First

Where many companies have growing pains after a successful start up, our carpet cleaning franchise business continued to show healthy results. By the end of 2008, we added tile and grout cleaning to our service portfolio, acquired the toll free number 1-877-OXIFRESH, and had 145 territories in 38 states.

Oxi Fresh also received our first award from the Franchise Business Review (FBR). Based on an independent survey of franchise owners, Oxi Fresh was ranked #13 in the Franchisee Satisfaction Awards! We were also ranked #10 in the Cleaning and Maintenance category.

2009 - Awards and Recognition

The FBR’s award in 2008 was just the beginning of the industry recognition that Oxi Fresh’s cleaning franchise opportunity would receive. In 2009, the FBR again included us in their Top 50, this time ranking Oxi Fresh #2 in Franchisee Satisfaction in its Mid-Sized business category and #3 in the Cleaning and Maintenance category.

This was also the first year Entrepreneur ranked Oxi Fresh in the Franchise 500®, where we came in at #308. We were ranked in several subcategories as well, including Top Low Cost Franchises (#68), Top Home-Based Franchises (#85), and Top New Franchises (#19).

Along with this attention, Oxi Fresh received the mark for “The World’s Greenest Carpet Cleaner®,” joined both the U.S. Green Building Council and the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, and ended the year with 196 territories in 44 States.

2010 - Powerful Tools

In 2010, Oxi Fresh launched both our enhanced website and the new, state-of-the-art Customer Relationship Management system. This comprehensive software suite transformed how franchisees control their cleaning franchise schedules, track returns on marketing investments, complete their payroll, and manage their customer databases and employees.

2010 was also a year full of awards. Entrepreneur magazine ranked Oxi Fresh as #391 on its Franchise 500®, #9 on its list of Top New Franchises, and #30 on its list of the Fastest Growing Franchises. The FBR again ranked Oxi Fresh in a top position, this time coming in at #7 in the Franchisee Satisfaction Awards and #4 in the Cleaning and Maintenance Category. Finally, the Franchise Times placed Oxi Fresh at #9 in their Fast 55, a list of the fastest growing new franchises.

By the end of the year, Oxi Fresh had 223 territories in 44 states.

2011 - A Busy Year

Oxi Fresh continued on the way to becoming the #1 carpet cleaning franchise in the world. In 2011, we redesigned our marketing materials, launched a new franchising website, held our first national convention, our president Jonathan Barnett appeared on Fox Business News, and we formed our Franchise Advisory Council.

While all this was happening, Oxi Fresh jumped up over 200 spots in the Franchise 500®. We were ranked #126 overall, #3 for Top New Franchises, #63 for Fastest Growing Franchises, #26 for Low Cost Franchises, and #34 for Top Home Based Franchises. In another big step forward, Oxi Fresh moved up to the FBR’s Large System category for the Franchisee Satisfaction Awards, where we came in at #29 overall and #11 in Cleaning and Maintenance.

Oxi Fresh also found itself on a new list this year when its professional carpet cleaning franchise was included in the Inc. 500|5000, an annual publication from Inc. magazine. The list complies the fastest growing, privately held companies in the United States; Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning came in at #1525 overall, #80 in Consumer Products and Services, and #33 for Denver Area Businesses.

Oxi Fresh ended the year with 230 territories in 43 states.

2012 - Building on the Foundations

In 2012 Oxi Fresh focused on providing its carpet cleaning franchisees with new tools designed to help them grow their businesses. We added new internal systems, advanced training materials, email marketing, online quotes, and much more.

2012 saw Oxi Fresh win numerous awards and accolades. Entrepreneur ranked the company as #135 in the Franchise 500®, #62 in Fastest Growing Franchises, #19 in Low Cost Franchises, and #30 in Home Based Franchises. The Franchise Business Review awarded Oxi Fresh the #44 position in its Large Systems Category and the #11 spot in the Cleaning and Maintenance Category.

In the Inc. 500|5000, Oxi Fresh earned the #3500 position, was ranked #178 for Consumer Products and Services, and ranked #66 for Denver Area Businesses.

At the end of 2012, Oxi Fresh had 236 territories in 44 states.

2013 - Advancing the Clean

2013 was a fantastic year for Oxi Fresh. We updated our upholstery cleaning system, added the Total Odor Control program, and made our sandless wood floor cleaning services available to the public. Oxi Fresh also earned a certification from the Carpet and Rug Institute, a leading organization in the cleaning industry.

We finished numerous other projects during the year, including creating our first radio advertisements and releasing Online Scheduling. Now customers anywhere in the US or Canada can go to www.oxifresh.com and quickly schedule a cleaning with one of our expert carpet cleaning franchisees.

In 2013, Entrepreneur ranked Oxi Fresh #452 in the Franchise 500®, and we earned the #84 position in the Top Low Cost Franchise category.

Oxi Fresh ended 2013 with 250 territories in 44 states.

2014 - Going North

Oxi Fresh may have started in Colorado, but we’ve expanded every year and have quickly become a nationwide brand – except we’re not just nationwide anymore. In 2014, Oxi Fresh became an international carpet cleaning franchise. We opened our first locations in Canada and are thrilled to be working with the committed entrepreneurs of that nation.

Oxi Fresh also launched our Local Search Program this year. This comprehensive initiative is designed to help our franchisees climb to the top of local online search and help them become the number one carpet cleaner in their area.

In 2014, Oxi Fresh was named Forbes magazine’s #3 Top Franchise to Buy; we also earned the #484 spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 and the #38 spot in the FBR’s Franchisee Satisfaction Awards.

Oxi Fresh ended 2014 with 270 locations across Canada and the United States.

2015 - Giving Back

2015 was a busy year for Oxi Fresh. For instance, we hosted our third national convention.

Oxi Fresh also began supporting Water.org’s mission to help communities around the world get access to safe water and sanitation. They’ve helped millions of people so far, and Oxi Fresh is proud to support them by donating every time a customers books a cleaning online at www.oxifresh.com

In this year’s Franchise 500, Entrepreneur ranked our carpet cleaning franchise opportunity at #475. We were also ranked #39 in the FBR50.

Oxi Fresh ended the year with 292 territories throughout the U.S. and Canada.

2016 - All-Stars!

The customer comes first – that’s what we believe at Oxi Fresh. With every cleaning, we work to leave homes revitalized and customers happy. That’s why we’re so proud to have reached nearly 100,000 customer reviews in 2016, averaging at 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Beyond reviews, Oxi Fresh was pleased to appear on MySocialGoodNews.com, in Franchising USA magazine, and twice in Franchise Update magazine. Franchise Gator named us #81 in their Top 100 franchises, and we also made BusinessNewsDaily.com’s list of “50+ Franchises for Every Budget.”

As in previous years, Oxi Fresh ranked in the Franchise 500 at #216. Beyond the core listing, we were also named #42 in Top Low-Cost Franchises, #56 in Top Home Based Franchises, and #77 in Fastest Growing Franchises.

Oxi Fresh ended the year with 318 franchises across the United States and Canada.

2017 - Customer Satisfaction

This year, we passed 100,000 reviews from our loyal customers, helping us show the world that we consistently offer great service and quality results. And we ended the year with 339 open locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

We were also pleased to be ranked in the Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur magazine for the 10th year in a row, earning the #355 spot on the list. Plus, we were recognized once again by other organizations in the franchising space, including Franchise Business Review and Franchise Gator.

2018 - Charitable Giving

At the end of 2018, we had contributed more than $70,000 in total donations to Water.org. That’s an awful big impact for a team of carpet cleaners.

On top of our charitable giving, Oxi Fresh continued to earn strong praise from influential industry publications like Entrepreneur, which listed Oxi Fresh at #275 in their prestigious Franchise 500 rankings. That makes 2018 the tenth year in a row that Oxi Fresh has been recognized on this major list. Entrepreneur also highlighted our brand as one of the best franchising opportunities for veterans and as one of the fastest-growing franchisors.

Wrapping up the year with 368 locations, Oxi Fresh was highlighted in other noteworthy places like Franchise Business Review, Franchise Gator’s Top 100, SmallBizClub, Franchise Chatter, and ColoradoBIZ Magazine.

2019 - 1,000,000+ Cleanings!

With more than 400 locations, a million cleanings, and 150,000 reviews under our belt, Oxi Fresh ended 2019 on a high note. We even surpassed $100,000 in total donations to Water.org.

Our strong growth and proven business model once again earned us high praise from prominent publications. For instance, we earned the following awards, among others:

  • Ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500
  • Named to the Franchise Business Review Hall of Fame
  • Placed in Franchise Business Reviews’ Top 200 Franchises
  • Ranked in the Inc. 5000

2020 - Supporting Our Communities

Faced with uncertain times, Oxi Fresh had to shift gears early in the global pandemic, readjusting our priorities to focus on the safety and well-being of our staff, customers, and franchisees.

We were also driven by the unusual circumstances to innovate a new product for our customers, a hard surface disinfectant. This came at a key moment for our franchisees: with carpet cleanings on hold, much of our business was at a virtual standstill. By developing and launching this powerful product at a time when hard surface disinfecting services were very much in demand, we found a novel way to continue serving our customers and communities while offering an effective new lifeline to our franchisees.

Plus, a global pandemic didn’t stop Oxi Fresh from earning a wide array of prominent awards, including:

  • Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for Veterans (#108)
  • Franchise Gator’s Top 100 (#24)
  • Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises to Own

2021 - Continued Innovation

The outside recognition of the strength of Oxi Fresh’s franchise business opportunities continued in 2021, with the brand earning the #39 spot in the Franchise Gator Top 100 and the #439 spot in Franchise Times’s Top 500 Franchises. We also ranked #469 in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® rankings, among other notable awards from the magazine.

From the Home Office, we continued to focus on new product development for our customers. With important updates to some of our core products, we improved our ability to offer efficient, convenient, and consistent cleanings to every client.

2021 was also one of the strongest years to date for Oxi Fresh’s business, achieving incredible sales and strong franchise unit growth. By the end of the year, we had more than 450 franchises open for business.

2022 - Internal Improvements

In 2022, we worked tirelessly to optimize our internal systems, tools, and processes, implementing noteworthy improvements to our franchisee support.

By better supporting our franchisees and their teams in the field, Oxi Fresh continued to draw major media interest:

  • Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for Veterans (#120) and Top Low-Cost Franchises (#93)
  • Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises to Own and Top Green Franchises
  • Franchise Times’s Top 500 Franchises (#472)
  • Franchise Gator’s Top 100 (#60)

2023 - Las Vegas Convention

In 2023, Oxi Fresh had a triumphant return to our national convention for the first time since the pandemic. This year, we met with our franchisees, Home Office team, and special guests in Las Vegas, Nevada, for a few days of fun, networking, knowledge sharing, and learning. It was a thrill to be back together again for the first time in a few years, and we’re glad we accomplished so much.

We also released a variety of significant updates to our marketing, operations, and franchisee support. For instance, we launched a new text message marketing program to support our franchisees’ pursuit of growth, and we also created a new and improved apparel and promotional store for our franchisees.

We’re also proud to once again earn numerous rankings and recognitions from publications like Entrepreneur and the Franchise Gator Top 100. We’re even more proud to end the year with more than $250,000 in total donations to Water.org.

In the service business, reputation is everything!
Over 278,957 reviews - 4.65 ranking score.

Our customers love Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning!
…our franchise owners love having 5-Stars next to their name on Google.

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