Small is BIG: Cornerstone Chem-Dry

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Small business is BIG in Garland, Texas and in celebration of National Small Business Week, the Garland Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize a few outstanding local small businesses making a difference in our community.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, small businesses represent 99.7 percent of U.S. employer firms. We recognize that small businesses have long been the backbone of the local economy as well. The more than 9,000 small businesses in Garland are doing BIG things to impact success and sustainability for our community as a whole, and we think that's certainly worthy of celebration.

Featuring: Cornerstone Chem-Dry

Meet Erika Herman, CFO of Chem-Dry's National Franchise of the Year award-winning business, doing BIG things to keep local families' homes clean and healthy. 

What does your business bring to Garland?

Jobs, (we have 32 employees) and clean, healthy, allergen-free homes for our clients.  We clean more than 3,500 homes and businesses per year

What motivates you to go to work each day?

Providing a good living for my team who provide amazing customer service everyday to our clients – from the first time they call in to obtain information about our services and schedule their appointment to after the job is complete and we follow up with each and every customer to ensure their complete satisfaction

What makes Garland a uniquely appealing place to do business?

Garland is an up and coming city which is growing rapidly. It is a large city with a small town feel and it is very exciting to see all the changes over the past several years that have been going on, including revitalizing downtown and bringing more businesses to Garland.

How has belonging to the Chamber impacted your business?

Through the Chamber we have met many great people, businesses and charities. We recently worked with the Good Samaritans of Garland by hosting a food drive through our customers.  Our awesome customers donated almost 800 pounds of food at a time when their shelves were bare. At the monthly Direct Connect we always meet someone new or get to know someone we didn’t know much about who can either help us with some aspect of our business or we can help them in some way.

What would you love to tell others about your business?

Cornerstone Chem-Dry is independently owned and operated by myself and Randy Herman for more than 20 years. We provide a deep Natural extraction cleaning system that is safe for family and pets. We offer residential and commercial carpet, upholstery, tile and grout, drapery, leather cleaning and carpet repairs and stretching. We also offer 24-hour emergency water damage, smoke and fire damage restoration and mold remediation. Our PURT (Pet Urine Removal Treatment) is truly a pet urine removal that works and it is guaranteed to remove pet odor from your carpets.  We clean hundreds of Oriental and area rugs in our state of the art rug cleaning facility at 1821 Belt Line Road in Garland.  Our cleaning system was recently tested and proven to remove 98 percent of allergens from carpets and upholstery and 89 percent of airborne bacteria, improving indoor air quality for our clients.  And of course we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality in all we do and we guarantee our work and follow up with every customer!  We would love to add you to our list of loyal residential and commercial clients so call us now at 972-530-2219 to schedule your cleaning or visit us at to learn more about our services

Get Connected with Cornerstone Chem-Dry

1821 Belt Line Road
Garland, TX 75044

Erika Herman, CFO
(972) 690-7272



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