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Fred Surgeon

Fred and Anita Surgeon

The Founder of Surgeon & Associates, Inc., Surgeon Home Services, LLC (Merry Maids), Crown Management Group, LLC, Visionary Management Group, LLC, Surgeon Farming Enterprises LLC, (Sweet Valley Ranch), Surgeon Pest Control Services, LLC (Mosquito Squad of Fayetteville and Southern Pines), Surgeon Property Inspection Services, LLC (AmeriSpec, Visionary Management Group, LLC Premier Healthcare Services, Inc., Cornerstone Treatment Facility, Inc. and CTFP Inc.  He has served in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer since February, 2006.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from North Carolina A&T State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  Mr. Surgeon is on the advisory board of Lumbee Guaranty Bank (Hope Mills, NC Branch) and also serves as Chairman for the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

At an early age, Fred Surgeon’s family noticed that he possessed a special gift which has developed into the CEO that he is today. That gift is one of Entrepreneurship. He always had a love for people and for making a difference in their lives.

As a young elementary school-aged child, Mr. Surgeon would organize work teams of 4-5 cousins to complete his assigned chores around the house. The chores consisted mainly of keeping his room clean. Remuneration took a variety of forms—monetary, a meal prepared by an adult, a slightly used toy or game. Whatever he chose was in most cases acceptable by his “work crew.”

At the age of 18, he began his first outside venture into the area of entrepreneurship with a monetary inheritance he had received from a great aunt. While a student at NC A&T State University, he launched a vending business that continued during and after his collegiate career. Two internships at ALCOA and a job position at Ernst & Young accounting firm after college graduation allowed Mr. Surgeon to decide if he wanted to work for corporate enterprise or to work for himself.

During this time, Fred Surgeon continued entrepreneurial ventures into psychiatric treatment facilities, laundromats, restaurants, real estate, home improvement and home healthcare.

Upon graduating from college, Mr. Surgeon worked for Ernst & Young accounting firm as an auditor.

He has had extensive experience working with youth who have been diagnosed with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse disorders.  He served as the Director of a Special Education Evaluation program in Richmond County, NC.  This program functioned as an alternative placement for more than 100 special education students

Between 1995 and 2001, Mr. Surgeon served as Controller for Carolina Behavioral Services, LLC and State Accounting Manager for NC Mentor.

He was also the Chief Finance Officer for Southeastern Regional Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, one of North Carolina’s largest public Mental Health agencies.   While at SRMH/DD/SAS, he oversaw all finance and administrative functions for an agency providing services to more than 8,000 consumers.

His leadership skills allowed him not only to work in senior administrative positions, but he was the Director of Robeson and Scotland County Public Mental Health Centers.  He was in charge of all aspects of mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse service delivery for a two-county population of more than 175,000 citizens.

Recently, he purchased 300 acres in Fayetteville, North Carolina and developed a working farm/ranch called Sweet Valley Ranch.  Mr. Surgeon has strong family roots in agriculture, livestock, dog breeding and other aspects of farming.  Yearly seasonal events at the ranch include Dinosaur World, Tiny’s Corn Maze, Backwoods Terror Ranch and Festival of Lights.   Sweet Valley Ranch has received more than 60,000 visitors since 2020.  They were also the 2021 winner for Up and Coming Weekly’s Best of Best award.

In addition to his healthcare experience, he also has played a significant role in starting and operating numerous successful businesses.  This entrepreneurial experience includes the following:

  • Papa John’s Pizza Franchisee
  • M.E.S. Vending
  • Fred’s Wash Bucket #1, Laundromat
  • Fred’s Wash Bucket #2, Laundromat
  • Fred’s Lunch Box, Restaurant
  • FAW Enterprises, Real Estate Property Management