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In August of 2006, Jonathan Barnett founded Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning. He started with just one location in Denver, Colorado, but in less than six months the company had expanded to 17 locations in five states.
As Oxi Fresh grew, we knew it was important to protect our brand. In 2007, we received the registered mark for our logo, the name Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning®, and the phrase “The Way Mother Nature Cleans®.” This year was also the first time we offered upholstery cleaning as one of our core services, allowing us to better take care of our customers. By the end of 2007, Oxi Fresh had grown to 87 territories in 23 states.
The first years of a company can always be challenging, but Oxi Fresh pushed forward and continued to grow and develop. We expanded our service portfolio again, adding tile and grout cleaning to our service list. Oxi Fresh also acquired the toll free number 1-877-OXIFRESH, which is available for use by all franchisees and is used in national advertising campaigns.
2008 was also the year Oxi Fresh first received the results from a survey of its franchisees by the Franchise Business Review. The FBR asks franchisees how they would rate their experience with their company. In 2008 Oxi Fresh earned the #13 rank in the Small Business category and the #10 spot in the Cleaning and Maintenance category.
By the end of 2008, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning had grown to a total of 145 territories in 38 states.
This was a great year for Oxi Fresh. In only our third year as a company, Entrepreneur magazine named us in the Franchise 500, a list of the top franchised companies in North America. Overall, Oxi Fresh came in as #308, and we were also included in several other major categories. We were ranked as #19 for Top New Franchises, #68 for Top Low Cost Franchises, and #85 for Top Home Based Franchises.
Oxi Fresh also received its second consecutive Franchisee Satisfaction Award from Franchise Business Review; this time we were ranked #2 among Mid-Sized Companies and #3 in the Cleaning and Maintenance category! In 2009, we also received the registered mark for “The World’s Greenest Carpet Cleaner®,” and became members of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association.
By the end of 2009, Oxi Fresh had expanded to a total of 196 territories in 44 states.
In early 2010, we launched our new website along with a state of the art Customer Relationship Management system. The new software allows franchisees to manage their schedules, track returns on marketing dollars, complete payroll, and take care of their customer database through one easy system.
Entrepreneur magazine again included us in the Franchise 500 as their #391 Top Franchise. We were also ranked #9 for Top New Franchises and #30 for Fastest Growing Franchises. The Franchise Business Review again placed us in their Top 50 Franchises for franchisee satisfaction, this time at #7 overall and #4 in the Cleaning and Maintenance category. Finally, we were ranked #9 in the Franchise Times Fast55 – a list of the fastest growing new franchises.
By the end of 2010, Oxi Fresh had 223 territories in 44 states.
In 2011, we held our first national national convention, established the Franchise Advisory Council, developed new marketing materials and photos for our franchisees, and created our franchising website.
In the FBR’s 2011 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards, Oxi Fresh ranked #29 in the highly competitive Large Systems category and #9 in the Cleaning and Maintenance category. Oxi Fresh was again ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500, jumping up 265 spots to be ranked #126. We also earned the #3 spot for Top New Franchises, #63 for Fastest Growing Franchises, #26 for Top Low Cost Franchises, and #34 for Top Home Based Franchises.
For the fist time, Oxi Fresh was recognized in Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500|5000, an annual publication that ranks the fastest growing, private companies in the United States. We were placed #1525 overall, #80 in Consumer Products and Services, and #33 for Denver Businesses.
Oxi Fresh ended the year with 227 territories in 43 states.
Oxi Freshs 2012 was focused mainly on giving its franchisees great new tools that they could use to help expand and strengthen their businesses. The company created new business management systems, improved training materials, email marketing, the online quotes feature, and did much more.
In 2012, Oxi Fresh also won numerous awards. Entrepreneur ranked the company as #135 in the Franchise 500, #30 in Home based Franchises, #19 in Low Cost Franchises, and #62 in Fastest Growing Franchises.
In the Franchise Business Reviews Franchisee Satisfaction Awards, Oxi Fresh earned the #44 position and was ranked #11 in the Cleaning and Maintenance category. Inc., in the annual Inc. 500|5000, ranked Oxi Fresh as #3500 spot overall, #178 for Consumer Products and Services, and #66 for Denver Area Businesses.
At the end of 2012, Oxi Fresh had 234 territories in 44 states.
2013 was a great year for Oxi Fresh. The company introduced both a new and improved upholstery cleaning system and sandless wood floor cleaning services.
Oxi Fresh received its CRI certification, created radio advertisements, and launched the easy-to-use Online Scheduling tool. Now customers everywhere can go to www.oxifresh.com and with a few, quick clicks, schedule their cleaning online!
Oxi Fresh was ranked #452 in Entrepreneur Magazines Franchise 500. Entrepreneur also awarded Oxi Fresh the #84 position for Top Low Cost Franchises.
Oxi Fresh ended 2013 with 245 territories in 44 states.
For the first time in Oxi Fresh’s history, we expanded past our original U.S. borders and into Canada. Everyone at the company was thrilled at this opportunity to offer green carpet cleaning services to our northern neighbors and to be able to work with the amazing entrepreneurs of that nation.
In another high note of 2014, Forbes Magazine compiled a list of the best and worst franchises to buy in America; after studying over 3,000 franchising systems, they named Oxi Fresh the #3 Top Franchise to Buy!
Oxi Fresh was also proud to earn the #484 spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 and to be placed #38 in the FBR’s Franchisee Satisfaction Awards.
Oxi Fresh ended 2014 with 270 locations across Canada and the United States.
This year saw Oxi Fresh busier than ever. In addition to launching new and improved services for our franchisees, we hosted our third, national convention in Colorado. It was a busy event, but a perfect time to reconnect with our franchisees, share best practices, and help push the brand forward.
This year also saw the launch of our sponsorship of Water.org. This nonprofit organization has been working for years to fight the global water crisis that affects one out of every ten people. Water.org works with communities to help them develop sustainable solutions to their water needs, thus breaking the cycle of suffering and poverty that comes from relying on contaminated water sources.
To support their efforts, Oxi Fresh donates every time a customer schedules a carpet cleaning through our Online Scheduler.
2015 saw Oxi Fresh rank as #475 in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and #39 in the FBR50.
By the end of the year, Oxi Fresh had 292 territories in the United States and Canada.
Oxi Fresh believes that customers come first, and we do our best to provide top-notch cleanings to everyone. That’s why we’re thrilled to have ended this year with nearly one hundred thousand customer reviews averaging at 4.6 stars. Oxi Fresh is proud of our amazing franchisees who made this possible.
In 2016, Oxi Fresh was featured on MySocialGoodNews.com, FranchisingUSA magazine, and we appeared twice in Franchise Update magazine. We were also named in BusinessNewsDaily.com’s list of “50+ Franchises for Every Budget” and were ranked #81 in the Franchise Gator Top 100.
Like last year, Oxi Fresh was featured in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, jumping over 250 spots to position #216. Oxi Fresh was also placed in the categories for top Home Based Franchises (#56), top Low Cost Franchises (#42), and Fastest Growing Franchises (#77).