What a difference three years and three miles can make! After three years in business, our lease at 902 Tamiami Trl S, Nokomis, FL was up and we were more than ready to expand to our new location at 1590 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL. In fact, we were practically bursting at the seams with golf cars, employees and parts! Nokomis had been fantastic location for us in that it was near many mobile home park communities and islands we serve, as well as being at the busy intersection of Colonia Lane and Tamiami Trl/Hwy 41. However, as our customer base grew, so did the need for more employees and a bigger selection of golf cars. With limited indoor space, storage and parking, it was challenging to make room for additional employees and inventory.
Knowing finding just the right building, in a visible location, with the proper zoning would be challenging, our aggressive search for a building to buy began a year before our lease was up. We wanted to remain centrally located (preferably in Venice, Nokomis, or Sarasota) to serve our primary customer base in Sarasota and Charlotte counties. After touring many, many buildings on the market, we purchased our new property at 1590 Tamiami Trl S, in Venice. Located at the intersection of Business 41 and the 41 Bypass at the South end, the building offered exceptionally high visibility and known landmarks to help customers find us. For example, the highly anticipated Bonefish Grill is at the same intersection, Firestone is our neighbor, and we’re just South of the Circus Bridge, coming off of beautiful Venice Island. Another way to find us is to take Center all the way to the end; which brings you into the lots of previous car dealership buildings just adjacent to us.
In addition to a prime location, this building offers us an ample lot for displaying golf cars for sale outdoors, which has enabled us to carry larger quantities of new and pre-owned E-Z-GO, Yamaha and Club Car golf cars. We also have a larger (and newer) fleet of golf cars available for rental (daily, weekend, weekly and monthly).
Our building has two separate entrances—one for sales of golf cars and accessories and one for parts and scheduling of service. Just look for the neon signs on our windows. Having larger, separate departments has allowed us to carry a larger selection of accessories and parts, along with specialized staff to better assist you!
Our service shop is in a separate building, where we keep three full-time technicians busy with repairing and building golf cars to customer’s specifications. Our two experienced detailers give your golf car the extra TLC it deserves! In addition to more customer parking, there’s a designated parking area for our three delivery trucks and trailers. We’ve recently added a full-time road technician, to perform standard repairs, battery installation and service right at your home, so you’re never without your golf car!
After years of requests, we’re now finally offering indoor seasonal storage for our customers’ beloved golf cars! As part of the storage agreement, we also drive the golf cars regularly in our parking lot (to prevent flat spots on the tires), charge the batteries and fill them with distilled water monthly. (Batteries left unattended can cause them to become overly discharged and unrecoverable. Neglected batteries negates the battery warranty, so it’s a good idea to have them maintained by us or a neighbor of yours.) When customer’s return to Florida, their golf car is fully charged, cleaned and ready for use!
We feel truly blessed that our customers’ loyalty and referrals have helped us expand into this new location where we can offer them more services and selection, with the same quality, customer-centric experience!