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In my interview series featuring up-and-coming franchise chains, I interviewed Oxi Fresh CEO Jonathan Barnett, MBA, about his “green” approach to carpet cleaning. (OXI FRESH Pt. 2: The Green Franchise).
I was interested to know whether being a “green” company gave Oxi Fresh a marketing advantage over the competition. The answer was a resounding YES!
The answer came not from Jonathan, but from the 30+ enthusiastic comments left on the interview post… mostly from Oxi Fresh franchise owners. Here’s what they had to say:
Robert, an Oxi Fresh franchise owner serving the Portland and Salem, Oregon markets, says:
Our Oxi Fresh customers here in Portland and Salem Oregon comment on our small, fuel efficient vehicles all the time. They are impressed how compact our equipment is and that we do not have to operate our vehicle during the cleaning process. They realize that we are not only saving hundreds of gallons of water throughout the day, we also save gallons of fuel a day compared to other systems. Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning is a Green company from the product we use to the way we operate.
Oxi Fresh franchisee Brad Rohrich says:
We service residential and commercial carpet. The fact that we don’t use harsh chemicals has had a huge impact on our communities we serve. Restaurants no longer have to be worried about their food being contaminated by harsh chemicals in the air. Oxi Fresh’s cleaning process saves lots of water and electricity as well. Also the fact that we don’t have truck mounted units, we are not polluting the air by having to run our vehicles or generators while we clean. Going Green is a direction that all companies should be striving for. It makes me proud that we are already there.
The Oxi Fresh franchisee from Spokane, WA, Dusty says:
Oxi Fresh in Spokane, WA is being received very well by being a “Green ” company. We run vehicles that are good on gas, and we figure that we are saving over 1500 gallons of water every week over the competition. Oxi Fresh in Spokane lets their customers know that we use solutions, not harsh chemicals. Where do the other cleaners put all that dirty water they pull out of the carpets? It goes down the drain somewhere. Oxi Fresh in Spokane, WA does not have to deal with that scenario, and we are proud that we are able to save gas by not running our vehicles the whole time we are at the home, or having to run a gas powered machine while we are cleaning… We are proud to be a green company for our sake as well as the job we are doing for the client, and saving water and resources for our generations to follow.
Joey from Long Island, NY says:
All natural cleaning agents… my customers love it. Children and pets can lay on carpet and not worry about skin irritation or allergies. No hoses through your windows or doors. My repeat and reco business is growing every hour.
Peter, Oxi Fresh franchisee for Wesley Chapel, FL, says:
Most of my customers are households that have kids and/or pets. One of the reasons a first time customer will call is because of our green cleaning process. They usually state that in using previous cleaners the carpets will stay wet for a very long time or the carpet dries hard from chemical residues. The likely hood of mold/mildew developing are eliminated due to the low volume of water we use. Plus, there is no residue and kids are usually rolling around on the dry carpet as I’m on my way out of the door. If I ever have leftover cleaning product I just use it towards my next job. The equipment is compact and fits in the trunk of my car! My business is growing based on our process alone!
James Cox, the Oxi Fresh franchisee for North Texas says:
Oxi Fresh of North Texas has in a short time established itself as a leader in green technology in the carpet cleaning industry. Our customers are excited about the clean, safe and efficient methods we use to help them care for their investment. North Texans and particularly those in and around The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex have expressed time and again how suprised they are at our non-intrusive cleaning methods. The green technology works and customers have repeatedly commented on how impressed they are with the results. They just love hearing us say “water your lawn, not your carpet”. Dallas/ Fort Worth customers are looking for efficient, non-toxic, biodegradable, low moisture, air and earth friendly solutions to their floor care. Oxi Fresh of North Texas has it all! Go Green!
Victoria Rader owner of SEM Greenway LLC d/b/a Oxi Fresh of Northern VA says:
We at Oxi Fresh of Northern Virginia are “green” in the business having purchased a franchise last month after my dad Victor has worked as a tech for over a year. There is no better company to be “green” with as it is GREEN! It brings great peace of mind to know that the carpets are absolutely safe for both kids and pets. The new clients are amazed and are spreading the word to their friends of this new fascinatingly efficient and pure method. Just think of the potential of green hotels, green restaurants…
Oxi Fresh of Omaha/Lincoln Nebraska franchisee Jeff says:
I have found that many of my customers here in Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska are very concerned with doing what they can for the environment. Our GREEN carpet cleaning process gives them that option in caring for their carpet. They are usually surprised that the results are even better than they have gotten with other carpet cleaners- with less inconvenience to them since it dries so quickly! Go GREEN! Oxi Fresh is the only choice for GREEN carpet cleaning!
Read more: OXI FRESH Franchisees Happy to be Green (2)
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