The Surgeon Group as a Franchisor


The idea of The Surgeon Group was borne in 1979 when The Drain Surgeon began; and today our family-owned and run business has been operating as the preferred emergency maintenance plumbing company across South Africa for 40 years.

Our company The Drain Surgeon Franchising Africa, has been franchising since 1980 and has established many successful businesses that operate today. Our other division, The Electro Surgeon has been franchising since 1993, with plans to expand across a wide range of reliable service offerings.

Our established Group has now reached a level of maturity and we can be the incubator and guardian for smaller businesses and new divisions so that we are all able to grow together under The Surgeon Group family and become a one-stop-shop for all home maintenance services.


We have a tried and tested business model that WORKS!

  • Proven franchise systems reduce risk as the brand and business models are tried and tested.
  • The Surgeon Group believes in upskilling South Africa – there is a dire need in South Africa for skilled tradesmen across all sectors. We can help you achieve your goals. There are no fixed overhead costs! Head Office will charge the franchisee on a per job basis.
  • You do what you’re good – the job; and Head Office does what we do best – marketing and administration.
  • A shared Risk Model: This means that our Head Office makes the infrastructure, people, systems, marketing platforms and know-how available which substantially increases a franchisee’s chances of success!

Become a Drain Surgeon Franchisee and we will strive to fuel your entrepreneurial fire. You’ll not only have a sustainable business, but a competitive advantage in the market, too.

The Man in a Van model

The Man in a Van franchise opportunity is based on the existing, very successful. We’ve refined this tried and tested business model!

Our Man in a Van model means that you do the job, and our Head Office does the admin and finance work. The Man in a Van model now allows for artisans to become part of The Surgeon Group, where you can enjoy the brand, business model and all the support and knowledge of a 36-year-old business model.