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Intl Carpet Cleaners Get Church Account
SA-LDSNews News 6Aug99 L4
Chem-Dry Canada, the master franchiser in Canada of the world-wide carpet
cleaning company Chem-Dry recently acquired the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints as an account. Peter Snow, owner of Chem-Dry Canada (CDC),
commented that the Church has agreed to allow CDC to clean the carpets in
all Church-owned buildings across Canada. This will include chapels, stake
centres, and CES buildings.
Snow, also a counsellor in the Abbotsford British Columbia Stake
Presidency, mentioned that the contract requires the carpets to be cleaned
every six months, beginning this September.
In Canada, most areas where the Church has many buildings are metropolitan
areas, so the number of Chem-Dry franchises are sufficient to cover such a
task. There is a franchise available for every 60, 000 people.
However, not all franchises are created equal. For example, in Southern
Alberta, where there are ten stakes, there are only three franchises - one
of which is not in operation, and the other two are owned by them same
The owner of High Level Chem-Dry commented, "I have more Church buildings
in my franchise area than any other one franchise across Canada...I don't
know [how I am going to do it]." Currently they only employ two carpet
cleaners, and two vans. He feels however, that he could clean about three
buildings a day if he could pull together two crews. "I don't know what we
would do with our other customers."
Southern Alberta has close to 40 buildings.
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