Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning is one of the fastest growing cleaning franchisees in North America, with over 300 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. We hosted our third national convention and began to really introduce our sister brand Midtown Chimney Sweeps to the franchising world. This company provides fantastic sweeping and chimney care services, keeping homes cleaner and healthier with their world-class results.
In 2015, Oxi Fresh also began supporting Water.org’s mission to help communities around the world get access to clean drinking water. They’ve helped over four million 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.
In the service business, reputation is everything!
Over 195,260 reviews - 4.6 ranking score.
Our customers love Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning!
…our franchise owners love having 5-Stars next to their name on Google.