About Us

Learn more about how we got started in the carpet and upholstery cleaning industry.

About Airport Chem-Dry

Melissa has been involved since the inception of the business in 1992 – on the truck providing cleaning services until 1997 when she took over as the operations manager. We proudly provide service to Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, and Armstrong County, PA. Melissa has been busy with the day-to-day operations, leaving the cleaning to full-time technicians and long-time employees, (from left) John, Ryan, and Abe.

carpet cleaning van

Our Brand Promise:

We look to excite our customers with the cleanest and fastest drying carpets and upholstery in the industry. When we’re invited into your home or business, we promise to expertly apply our products so as to be gentle on carpets and property and non-toxic for people and pets. Our cleaning services will be delivered by trustworthy, friendly professionals.

in business since 1992

History of the Chem-Dry Brand

Robert Harris started working his way through law school in the 1970’s as a carpet cleaner working for a different carpet cleaning company. He quickly became unsatisfied with the performance of available cleaning products and began researching a better solution. Harris’ research stretched into many years of studying the chemical properties and reactions of a variety of cleaning formulas combined with experimentation that required him to continually clean carpets with a succession of cleaning formulations. The process was similar to how Edison tried a hundred times to build the perfect light bulb before he succeeded.

Eventually, Robert Harris discovered the ideal cleaning formula. His unique carbonated solution delivered exceptional cleaning and was also safe and non-toxic. Harris founded Chem-Dry and soon the demand for his superior cleaning services grew exponentially. His entrepreneurial journey blossomed into a thriving success that has continued to grow since those first days in the early 70’s. From the very first small group of franchise locations, the original Chem-Dry network has expanded over recent decades to offer thousands of successful franchises throughout the world, including Airport Chem-Dry based in Pittsburgh and Coraopolis, PA.

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