A conversation with Mark Haugstad Founder, Build Your Golf Cart

Mark, tell our readers a brief history of your Company…

Thanks for this opportunity. I started the Build Your Golf Cart Software Company in 2015 as an extension of my graphic and web design business—Watermark Design.

When I first started the business, the only cart available in the builder was the Club Car Precedent and we had around 100 available customization options. Since then, we have added the Yamaha Drive, Yamaha Drive 2, E-Z-GO RXV, E-Z-GO TXT, and the Club Car Onward. The software now has over 1500 customization options and we offer each subscriber a personal login to choose what customizations they want to offer, set their own pricing, and see statistics that show dealers in what their customers are most interested in. Another exciting addition in 2019 was the release of our mobile-friendly builder.

What type of service does your company offer?

The Build Your Gold Cart software is made specifically for dealers to help them sell more products. Customers can build their dream cart and add all the customizations they want, which in turn boosts revenue for the dealers.

The online golf cart builder software allows their clients to have a better buying experience by controlling their build, saving the dealer time, and generating quality leads.

Are there any significant achievements you want or readers to know about?

Our product is one of kind! We currently offer 6 golf cart models and have plans for more in the future.

Since launching in 2015, we have seen other manufacturers create their own “build a cart” feature and a copycat business recently popped up.

Something that is unique to us is our partnership with a non-profit, Raising Hope, in Nicaragua to provide cooked meals and education to kids that live around the city dump. We’ve been to the community several times over the past few years and are thankful to continue our relationship with these friends from afar by providing a tasty and nutritious meal, plus the added bonus of education. The founders of the non-profit have big dreams to one day construct a building where they can offer regular meals and tutoring. Every subscription to the Build Your Golf Cart software enables us to provide more meals and assistance, with hopes of helping end the poverty cycle in these families.

Is There A Characteristic Or Quality That You Feel Is Essential To Your Success?

The 5 values we stand by are honesty, innovation, creativity, determination, and hard work.

What else would you like to tell our readers.

  • I love to be outside and enjoy fishing, hunting, camping and working on random projects around the house.
  • My wife and I have 5 kids ages 6 and under, so things are pretty crazy around our house! We are foster parents and are nearing the adoption finalization of 2 of our foster children.
  • I started my web design business, Watermark Design, in 2011. I enjoy the benefits of being able to work from home and spend more time with my family.

About Our Company

I, Mark Haugstad, am the founder and creator of the Build Your Golf Cart Software. I have an extensive graphic design and website design background. I live in Minnesota with my wife and five young children.

The idea for BYGC came while I was working on a website for a golf cart company. In my work with him, I saw the need for dealers to follow in the footprint of companies like Ford and Harley Davidson, providing online customization. Thus, the Build Your Golf Cart software was born.

You can see all the benefits the software offers on our homepage: www.buildyourgolfcart.com. There is no setup cost and we offer a 14 day free trial!

We are always looking to improve the software and welcome any feedback you have.

Contact info: Build Your Golf Cart (online software)  |  19120 Freeport St NW #686  |  Elk River, MN 55330  |  info@buildyourgolfcart.com  |  https://buildyourgolfcart.com/