About us

We are family


The Surgeon Group was founded in 1979 by managing director, Glenn Pratt is a master plumber and a former Vice President of the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA). The Surgeon Group is a family-owned and family-run business with proven success and reliable track record that has spanned more than four decades.

The Business operates nationally and is trusted and recommended across South Africa. We subscribe to the highest ethical standards in our dealings with customers and associates.

Controlled from a dedicated head office in Hatfield, Pretoria, our network currently consists of franchises and branches across South Africa that provide a 24-hour service, 7 days a week, throughout the year.

There is no job too big, too dark or too dirty! We’ve got your back!

Our Divisions


The Man in a Van franchise opportunity employs the best components of the existing The Drain (and Electro) Surgeon Franchise model, to which they have added outsourced administrative support services, a National Call Centre and best-of-breed Mobile Workforce technology.

WHY WORK WITH US


The Surgeon Group Head Office provides administrative support services and assumes responsibility of the National Call Centre as well as managing the systems used to facilitate job dispatching, invoicing and related services. Our business is your business.

The marketing machine will ensure that the phones keep ringing at the National Call Centre where jobs will be dispatched 24 hours a day; 7 days a week; 365 days of the year. Jobs, substantial cost saving on overheads and debtors services will all help to make your financial dreams come true. 

Benefits of centralised administrative support:

  • Recognised and respected brand
  • Exposure at affordable prices
  • Proven recipe of success
  • Overhead cost savings to franchisees
  • Lower operational costs.

Your success is our success!

Meet our company The Surgeon Group


Under the directorship of its founder Glenn Pratt, The Drain Surgeon Franchising Africa has been franchising since 1980 and over the years has established many successful businesses still operating today.

Corporate Profile

Founder and managing director Glenn Pratt is a master plumber and a former Vice President of the institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA).

Trusted

Under the directorship of its founder Glenn Pratt, The Drain Surgeon Franchising Africa has been franchising since 1980 and over the years has established many successful businesses still operating today.

As a well-established group they have now reached a level of maturity that affords them the opportunity to become an incubator for smaller businesses within the group. With this objective in mind they have identified potential opportunities which they believe will not only benefit the group, but also a wide spectrum of tradesmen who have dreamt of owning their own small businesses.

The challenge to create sustainable small businesses, for tradesmen in particular, and the opportunities available by being part of a brand resulted in the establishment of The Surgeon Man in a Van franchise model.