About O'tools

About

15th Season

About Us

O'tools [Rent or Buy] 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. 

Our fully insured Indoor Winter Storage Program features pickup of over 200 golf cars from more than 20 Campgrounds after Thanksgiving to be returned before Victoria Day. This program includes choices of full maintenance service and custom modifications at discounted winter rates. Details and online booking can be accessed here.

Our Tenth Anniversary celebrations in 2016 included major facility renovations and new equipment in all departments. And in 2020 we created a completely new Sales Department and Showroom for easy display of Vehicles and Accessories.


About O'tools Golf Carts

Golf Cars are an attractive alternative to local transportation needs whether in an urban community, rural campgrounds, hunting or just running around your property.

Often also referred to as ‘golf cars’, these fun little vehicles have many attributes – and just as many mission-specific accessories to make your vehicle fit your need.  See our Parts section or look at the vehciles we have For Sale, or have Sold - and you'll see hundreds of Accessories.

Whether stock or modified for the intended use, whether gas or electric – these fun little machines are practical and popular at school, factory, campgrounds, hunting, ice-fishing, farms, marinas, race tracks, dealerships, and backwoods trails.  As a simple commuter vehicle for retirees in private communities, the golf car is becoming a staple.

Golf car enthusiasts have forums to share ideas and stories. They show up at get-togethers, shows, pull-offs, and even mud runs.  It’s a family function that takes folks down the road to wherever the FUN is at.

We buy used golf cars,
Trades are always considered. 
Opportunites for Solutions

  • Our service and maintenance Staff are eager to please. 
  • Customers and their needs create opportunities for solutions; and that’s our passion.

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, and O'tools successfully tailors ‘needs to budget' in providing suitable vehicles for each. 

Some of our past 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 these special-needs applications is a very unique offering by O'tools. 

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.

If you are interested in hearing more about this service and want us build something ‘special’ for your needs, please fill out our Custom Cart Quote form to start a conversation with our staff.


The Founder

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. 

His Vision

Our Company will be most sustainable and best equipped for the future by enabling staff with the tools that 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.

Pictured: Don (right) proudly receives his first Black & Gold Award from George James, Regional Manager Utility & Consumer Vehicles of Eastern Canada, Club Car LLC


The Team

Doug Baker, Lead Technician.

Doug has been with us since day one and is the backbone of our Service operation. His knowledge, creativity and dedication to our customers and their needs have earned us and him an enviable reputation, and impeccable customer satisfaction.

Glenn Hall, Service Coordinator.

Glenn moved to the area in 2019 and wandered in the door looking for some part-time work.  Having his own garage for years, combined with his attention to detail and customer needs provided the experience and personality that fit perfectly. He is now an integral part of our Parts and Service Team.