About Us

Thanks for taking an interest in us and our business! In June 2000, Paul Addison and Karen Raymond (that's us!) bought Atlas Chem-Dry from Paul's retiring boss. At first we could only afford half of the business, covering areas from Clarence Park and Goodwood out to Mawson Lakes and Golden Grove. By 2005 we were able to expand to include the southern franchise area that extends to Hallett Cove, Morphett Vale, Woodcroft, Seaford and Moana. In August 2008 we bought another established franchise, A1 Chem-Dry, doubling customer numbers and extending our service further north, still based in Prospect (Adelaide). In 2012 we pulled back our service area to Golden Grove, as part of a restructure. In 2014 we pulled back to our original service area, with our Five Star technician Matt taking over the south as AE & MC Chem-Dry (see below).

During the transitioning years, fridge magnets were distributed with various numbers, all of which have been gradually phased out, and we now keep it simple with just our local number 8269 2626.

Up until 2008 our primary focus was on carpet and upholstery cleaning. Along with our crew, we embarked on a program of advanced dedicated professional development in 2008, which saw the introduction of Chem-Dry's highly effective tile and grout cleaning and sealing and specialist carpet stain removal services. In 2009 we set up a dedicated specialist rug cleaning service, working wonders with wool, nylon, polypropylene, acrylic, even silk and hand-woven persian rugs. We now pick up and deliver in our Adelaide metropolitan service areas. Our technicians have become proficient at stripping and sealing vinyl floors too and we have many dramatic before and after photos on our Facebook page.

Paul is a perfectionist whose excellent work and client rapport have earned him many loyal customers over the past 17+ years. He puts the satisfaction of his customers above all else and is always resourceful. He trains and encourages all our technicians to work in this way.

We employ staff with 'can do' attitudes who are hard-working individuals, with a similar, service-orientated work ethic. We are committed to excellence with Chem-Dry's carbonated carpet cleaning system, which we believe is the best on the market.

Life and business are all about people. We'd like to introduce ours...

Paul & Karen have been making marriage and business partnership work successfully for over 16 years.
Julie is our Office Manager and since August 2007, has been an integral part of the customer service team.
Mick E has been with us for over 10 years, bringing carpet industry and management experience to the team.
Matt is now his own boss, servicing Adelaide southern areas with his franchise AE & MC Chem-Dry. Way to go!
Josh has been with us for over three years now - where does the time go? He is getting great customer feedback.
Graeme (not pictured) has been backing up the tech team with casual work in and around his studies. You'll love him!

We are proud of our history and how we have built the business. We've won many awards, which inspire us to continue providing the best service and highest quality carpet, upholstery & tile cleaning that we can: 
 * Chem-Dry Australia Business Development Award (2001/2)
 * Chem-Dry Australia Franchise of the Year (2004/5)
 * International Chem-Dry Franchise of the Year (2008)
 * Messenger Local Business Award (2008)
 * Finalist, SA Telstra Business Women's Awards (2007 & 2010 - Karen Raymond)

 Proud supporters and members of the North Adelaide Fitness Centre.


For any questions call
8269 2626 

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