First off, thank you Jodi and Golf Car Options for considering BA Carts for your Dealer Spotlight!
Secondly, BA Carts would not be what it is today without our awesome team and awesome customers. We cannot thank you all enough!
So we are located here in small-town Van Wert Ohio, we specialize in Yamaha and Club Car golf carts and we are owned and operated by both my Father and me. BA Carts technically started eight years ago when my Dad, Lynn, and his audio/video business, Custom Audio Concepts (CAC), started tinkering with golf carts. CAC has experienced great success since the late 90s (Like being considered the best car audio installers in the world after scoring the first-ever perfect score at the IASCA World Finals which is the pinnacle of the car audio competitions), so combined, BA Cart’s foundation stems from hundreds of years of experience in the 12-volt industry.
In 2016, Dad separated the golf carts from CAC forming BA Carts and in 2017 we and the rest of the golf cart industry took off. Not only did Ohio pass the ordinance that golf carts could now be driven on public roadways but we also became a Club Car Onward dealer. Furthermore, the first and most crucial mission we had at BA Cart was to restore pre-owned golf carts better than anybody else, the only issue we had was getting that message out to the world. So, when I moved home in 2017 to buy ½ of BA Carts and partner with my Father, I started spending grueling hours building our online brand and showcasing our extensive restoration process, and fortunately, it resulted in more sales than we could have ever imagined.
By 2019, we were selling more golf carts in one month than we did the entire year of 2016 and then we noticed that there was a growing demand for expensive, high-end, over-the-top golf carts so we decided “Okay, let’s put our skills to the test and build some of the baddest golf carts in this country” and just like that, our Extreme Onwards was born. These Onwards can cost north of $30,000 and include a 1000 Watt JL Audio Marine sound system with speakers, subwoofers, touchscreen head unit, multiple zones of led lights, custom-designed Suite Seat cushions, custom powder coat, custom paint job, and much more.
Fast forward to the current year, 2021, we have more than doubled in size since 2019 building and selling both pre-owned, new, and Extreme golf carts to customers throughout Ohio, the Midwest, and the country. Regardless of our rapid growth, we are still extremely hungry to learn more and be better. We will never lose sight that all of our past customers chose BA Carts because of our craftsmanship and customer service, so we will continue to improve and give the golf cart industry everything we have.
Visit www.bacarts.com to learn more. Or read the complete interview in the July 2021 issue of Golf Car Options.