About

O'tools [Rent or Buy] is a full service Club Car dealer located in Forest, 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 and repairs and rents golf cars for non-golf recreational and commercial uses to both the local market and distant customers.

O'tools maintains a large and varied vehicle and accessory inventory, a large indoor showroom, a busy service, repair and fabrication facility, a large rental fleet for transportation or special events plus convenient pickup & delivery options. 

Their fully insured Indoor Winter Storage Program features pickup after Thanksgiving and return before Victoria Day, and includes choices of full maintenance service and custom modifications at discounted winter rates - and can all be arranged online at www.otools.ca.

O'tools is also an agent for Wagler Mini-Barns who provide high quality Mennonite workmanship, value-pricing and delivery to site.  Several models are on display - and always open for viewing. Brochures are available inside every unit.

The 10th Anniversary Celebrations in 2016 will include major facility renovations and new equipment in all departments.

Designer Golf Cars

Being a 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.  Those provide the basis for satisfying the small vehicle transportation needs of gated community residents, plus factories, colleges, hunters, etc.

Each of those user groups has their own requirements and thus provides opportunity for varied product designs - whether moving people, supplies or a combination of both.  Security firms have far different needs than hunters certainly, and O'tools successfully tailors ‘needs to budget' in providing suitable vehicles for each. 

Personal Design needs have become a significant customer request. Those projects have included a giant six-passenger Hummer replica for an equestrian ranch, an electric 4-wheel drive turkey hunter, a stretched electric chassis for indoor painting equipment and several 1965 Mustang roadster replicas.  Fabricating those special-needs applications is a very unique offering by O'tools. 

Having a very large Accessory inventory provides a myriad of choice for those varied customer groups and enables fast installation for final delivery of completed vehicles.  

Maintenance and Repair of both gas and battery-powered golf cars 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.

All parts & accessory inventory is sourced from the US necessitating a warehouse location in Port Huron MI. Special Order and stock order shipments are imported weekly by O'tools to ensure the fastest turnaround possible for the anxious customer. 

Beyond local, O'tools has always provided a comprehensive web site product offering enabling the sale of carts & parts across the country, and now it's easier than ever to navigate or purchase utilizing the features of the newest contemporary web site.

The Founder

Donald Brooks, Owner & General Manager

Formerly a resident of London ON, Brooks purchased a cottage in Port Franks in 1986, renovated 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 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. 

His Vision

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.