LAKEWOOD, Colo.—April 22, 2021—Despite the difficulties that faced businesses in 2020, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning, a growing, environmentally friendly carpet cleaning franchise, ended the year strong and is poised to continue its expansion in 2021. Responding to increasing demand for carpet cleaning services during the pandemic, the company opened 46 new units during 2020. This growth and other factors earned Oxi Fresh both a spot in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 and the title of a “Top Franchise” from Franchise.com.

“This past year presented unique challenges for all businesses, but Oxi Fresh was able to remain strong. We added dozens of new locations that are serving more and more communities,” said founder and CEO, Jonathan Barnett. “As we look toward the rest of 2021, we are confident that we will continue to meet the rising demand for cleaning services with our continued innovation, strong network of franchisees, and our committed team.”

In 2020, Oxi Fresh had its strongest week in terms of number of appointments booked; the company also regularly had higher numbers of appointments booked per week in the second half of 2020 when compared to the second half of 2019. This increased demand exemplifies the brand’s position for even further expansion in 2021.

In addition to Oxi Fresh’s accomplishments, the home services franchise category made up nearly 25% of all franchise inquiries in Q4 of 2020. This was an increase of nearly 50% from Q4 in 2019 according to Franchise Insights, which also demonstrates the strength of the industry at-large.

In 2021, Oxi Fresh plans to add 70 new locations across the United States. The company is looking to grow its presence in the cities of Boston, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Tampa, and Portland while also expanding in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, and Alabama, among other markets.

“With almost 450 locations open throughout the United States and Canada, we want to keep pushing forward to continue our mission of providing communities with access to high quality, eco-friendly carpet cleaning services, especially as the pandemic continues,” said Barnett. “We are eager to surpass the 500-unit mark in 2021 and further strengthen our presence.”