Thank you for visiting On Time Chem-Dry.  I’m Michael, a local veteran that owns and operates On Time Chem-Dry. Clarksville was my first duty location after basic training and it won my heart. Originally from Texas, having four seasons was a great change from only two in Texas. What stands out the most about the Fort Campbell and surrounding area is how the people are willing to work for what they want. I have that same drive! While assigned to 5th Group at Ft Campbell and 10th Group in Germany, I developed into the “quiet professional” by providing quality service from start to finish. That’s what On Time Chem-Dry provides to the community. Our goal is to provide professional service that get the job done. Puts a smile on your face, and allows you to focus on other tasks.

Our goal combined with the Chem-Dry brand creates the superior cleaning professional. Chem-Dry has been the experts for over 45 years. Using natural solutions that are safe around children and pets. Our Eco certified hot carbonated extraction with our equipment allows us to take on any cleaning opportunity and make another happy customer.

Thank you,


On Time Chem-Dry van parked in front of the Cumberland River Center
On Time Chem-Dry van parked in front of the Hopkinsville Municipal Center

History of the Chem-Dry Brand

As a young man working his way through law school in the early 1970’s, Robert Harris was a carpet cleaner who was working for someone else. Unhappy with the performance of the cleaning products then available, he began looking for a better solution. His research stretched into years and years of studying the chemical properties of cleaning formulas and years of backbreaking experiments which required cleaning areas of dirty carpets with one formula and then another.

Eventually, he developed a revolutionary carbonated solution that not only cleaned beautifully, but was also safe and non-toxic. With the birth of Chem-Dry in 1977 came self-employment and success. The demand for his cleaning services mushroomed and soon friends and family clamored for his secret. From the first small group of franchises, the Chem-Dry network has grown to thousands of successful franchises around the world. As the Chem-Dry family increases, Robert Harris has seen his own success story repeated by many franchisees.

Now, after more than 45 years, Chem-Dry is ranked the #1 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Company in America by Entrepreneur Magazine, with more locations than any other business in the industry! Led by Brand President Ed Quinlan, Chem-Dry continues its mission today of being an innovation leader and helping provide cleaner and healthier homes and workplaces for people around the world.

Chem-Dry is also a member of the BELFOR Franchise Group family of brands, which includes 12 other residential and commercial services franchise brands such as N-Hance Wood Refinishing, redbox+ Dumpsters, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, The Patch Boys, DUCTZ, HOODZ, and more.

40 years experience you can trust since 1977
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