Our Experience

Charl Van Zyl

Charl van Zyl  (CEO and Founder) has more than 28 years of international business experience and has been specializing for the last 12 years in the Light Steel Frame Industry. He started his own company in South Africa in 2007 beginning with delivering roof truss systems to the local market.  Within 8 months his business became the largest LGS roof truss business in the province.  After specializing in LSF roof truss systems, Charl developed his business to residential and commercial building projects with much success.

In 2011 Charl began a master franchise business, franchising LSF businesses in South Africa. The master franchisor then provided assistance and guidance to the franchisees and personally assisted them in setting up their businesses to meet market needs. The following divisions were formed: structural engineering, detail shop drawings, real estate, property development, project management, product development research, quantity surveying, sales & marketing and graphic design services, to ensure their on-going success in the industry. His company has become the largest LSFB Company in Africa and therefore one of the biggest LGS companies in the world though the franchise set-up. In 2014 his company won the South African Franchisees Ass. FASA FRANCHISER OF THE YEAR 2014 & Sanlam and business partners Emerging Business Entrepreneur 2013 & Southern African Institute of Steel Construction LSFB category  winner 2014. In 2018 Rancor was the Winner Of The Special Commendation for Light Steel Frame Industry Knysna Housing Development.

In February 2016 Charl sold the business to embark on a new journey to service as a Consultant to the light steel framing industry.

In a very short space of time the consulting business proved to be extremely successful but with one shortfall;  existing and new clients requested that aside from consultation they needed him to build the projects under his supervision and RANCOR was created to facilitate this need.

Charl will bring with him the experience of more than 700+ individual projects in LSF, where he has been involved in all aspects of design, project management, pre-planning, and the construction of projects – always with a hands-on approach to projects, leading to successful completion.

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