Father & Son Take On Ayrshire Drain Doctor Business

A father and son duo - both named James Anderson - are launching a new business as the Drain Doctor franchisee for Ayrshire. The pair already own a successful small building company employing a dozen people.

James Anderson Junior will initially be at the ‘sharp end' of the Drain Doctor business, operating from a van equipped to deal with most plumbing and drainage emergencies. However, the family has plans to rapidly expand the operation.

Anderson Junior said: "The key to success will be to give businesses and householders across Ayrshire the same ‘dazzling' level of service which Drain Doctor provides across the rest of the UK.

"We give fixed-price, no obligation quotes, a complete guarantee on all our work, and a full 24 hour, seven days per week service with no call out charges - so people pay the same price for work at any time of day or night. What's more, we turn up at the agreed time!"

Originally a joiner by trade, Anderson Junior is the fourth generation of the family to work in the building business, which was started in 1919. A lot of the company's existing work involves plumbing and drainage in things such as house extensions and adapting homes to make life easier for people with disabilities.

"Adding a ‘full service' plumbing and drainage business alongside the building business seemed a sensible extension of what we do," continued Anderson Jr. "When we looked at how best to do it, we soon came to the conclusion that a Drain Doctor franchise was the best option.

"We will still be running our own business but will have all the support of a large national organisation."

Launched in the UK in 1993, Drain Doctor Plumbing quickly grew to become the country's largest combined emergency plumbing and drain repair service. It now provides a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year service across the country with each franchise run as an independent business.