Our story of how we got into the business is probably not a typical one. Just prior to starting our business in March 2008, I found myself without a job and had a young family to take care of. Not knowing where to turn to, I asked God to lead me. It wasn’t long before I met a gentleman who was selling wholesale custom golf carts and I quickly found an interest in the business. I started to work with him on a part-time basis, free of charge and quickly learned the basics after only a few weeks. He eventually convinced me to open a retail location in a small, vacant storefront. The store was roughly 300 square feet with a small shop in the back. It was just big enough to hold a few carts. At this time, I was still buying my carts wholesale from this gentleman and reselling them. As our clientele and business grew, we hired a mechanic to customize our own carts and to provide service. During this time we attended any local functions that would allow us to set up and display carts and would loan our carts to support local functions and events just to get our name in the public eye.
As time continued, we outgrew our small shop and rented the adjacent 6,000-square-foot building next to it. I remember we had so much space we almost didn’t know what to do with it at the time. Going into our third year, our business had again doubled and we were feeling the crunch for space. I had a customer who owned a business and had told me that they were contemplating selling their building. As it turned out, we decided to buy it. Three months later, we moved into our new 16,000-square-foot facility with two acres of fenced-in storage directly on a major thoroughfare on GA HWY 82 in Tifton. Three years later we opened our Valdosta location.
We are an authorized dealer for E-z-go, Yamaha, Bad Boy Buggies and, most recently, Dixie Chopper. We have grown to become one of the country’s largest dealers of new golf carts. We are planning on continuing to grow our business by serving our valued customers and providing honest and exceptional service. Without them, my family, staff and the guidance of our Lord and Savior, our small dream would have never been possible.
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