O’tools Cart & Parts is a certified Club Car dealer, specializing in new, used & custom golf carts and golf cart parts We are located in Forest Ontario Canada, which is between Grand Bend and Sarnia in the heart of South Western Ontario’s vacationland. With a summer staff of ten, the busy location on Highway 21 sells, repairs and rents golf carts for non-golf recreational and commercial uses to both the local market and distant customers.
O’tools maintains a large new, used & custom golf cart and varied vehicle and accessory inventory, has a large indoor showroom, a busy service, repair and fabrication facility, and a large rental fleet for transportation or special events with convenient pickup & delivery options.
Designer Golf Cars
Being an Authorized Dealer for Club Car provides current technical assistance and direct parts shipments from their factory in Augusta, GA plus access to the most recent late-model trade-ins received by Club Car from Ontario golf courses. These provide the basis for satisfying the small vehicle transportation needs of gated community residents, factories, colleges, and hunters, etc.
Each of these user groups has their own requirements and thus provide opportunity for varied product designs – whether moving people, supplies or a combination of both. Security firms certainly have far different needs than hunters certainly, and O’tools successfully tailors ‘needs to budget’ in providing suitable vehicles for each.
Having a very large accessory inventory provides a myriad of choice for these varied customer groups and enables fast installation for final delivery of completed vehicles.
Maintenance and repair of both gas and battery-powered golf carts is a passion that requires expertise and experience, both of which are deep-rooted in the technicians at O’tools and in the resources available to them. Respecting customer requirements of minimal down-time and effective communication as to their needs and solutions are the hallmark of the Parts & Service staff.
Donald Brooks, Owner & General Manager
Formerly a resident of London ON, Brooks purchased a cottage in Port Franks in 1986, renovated it and became a permanent resident in 1988. A graduate of Ivey Business School at Western University, his prior career history spans Manufacturing, Wholesale Distribution and Retailing in the Automotive, Motorcycle and Snowmobile industries and he has been very involved in many aspects of Motorsports including his role as co-owner and initial General Manager of the current Grand Bend Motorplex. Brooks has been active in the Lambton Shores community as a member of the municipal Committee of Adjustments and is also President of a family land development project in the Bruce Peninsula.
In 2005, Donald Brooks purchased the assets of Proof Line Rent-All, intending to fuel his early retirement passions by continuing their 12-year tradition of serving the local community with tool and equipment daily rentals. The new company became O’tools Rent or Buy and the existing facility was leased.
However, his immediate recognition of the abundant and underserved needs within the recreational golf cart community created a whole new direction for the Company and a complete change of focus. Tool rental is now dwarfed by golf cart activities.
The Rent or Buy mandate survived that transition and although the business model has taken several years to develop, it is now solid and proven.
Our Company will be most sustainable and best equipped for the future by enabling Staff with the tools they require to ensure every transaction is profitable and Exceeds Customer Expectations, and, by providing Staff and Customers with an exciting environment and workplace lifestyle that will foster those opportunities.