Grobbelaars Funeral Services had its inception in 2005 with the merger of two of Pretoria`s most prominent funeral homes namely Rentmeester Grobbelaars and Church Street Funerals. The merger combined the strength, expertise and best features of both previous companies. Both companies boast histories dating back to late 1800 and 1900.
The Grobbelaars name is well known in the funeral industry. WH Rogers, before the name was changed to Church Street Funerals, was the first funeral home in Pretoria and opened its doors in 1898. On the 6th of September 2011, the logo and name Grobbelaars Funeral Services was officially registered as a trademark.
On the 25th of August 2007, Grobbelaars & Church Street Brokers obtained its FSP licence to operate and sell funeral products. These products include individual, voluntary and compulsory schemes, underwritten by BrightRock (FSP 11643). In March 2013, the company moved to a new premises adjacent to Grobbelaars Funeral Services and in April 2013 the name was changed to Grobbelaars Financial Services.
During September 2006, it became obvious that there was an opportunity to enter the market of funeral insurance with the same ethical and corporate principles already in place at the funeral division.
Our mission is to provide our clients with timely, appropriate and high quality products with well trained staff whom take pride in servicing our clients in their professional and personal capacity on a daily basis.
Back from left to right: JJ Vermooten, MF Bolsens, DFB Nelson (Directors)
Front from left of right: J Vermooten (Shareholder/ Chairman),
EM Basilio (Shareholder/Chief Executive Officer)
To be a trustworthy, recognised company of social responsibility that provide outstanding service and products to our present and future policyholders. To provide a comprehensive range of funeral insurance products and services to our clients with professionalism, compassion and integrity. To maintain a dedicated, client orientated, multi-skilled team through continuous professional development. Invest in our communities by giving support to our chosen social responsibility programs. Further to invest in our communities by providing support to our chosen social responsibility programs.