Metrolina Carts is a high-quality custom golf shop in Rock Hill, SC that serves the greater Charlotte area. A family-owned company, father and son Del and Bret Elliott founded the business in 2012 and business is booming for this one-of-a-kind custom cart shop.
Some Metrolina Custom Cart Builds:
We were delighted at the opportunity to spend some time with Bret Elliott, co-founder of Metrolina Carts. We wanted to hear firsthand how he and his father have built such a powerhouse dealer in just a handful of years.
Dealer Name: Metrolina Carts
Dealer Location: 1071 Albright Rd, Rockhill, SC 29730
Phone Number: (803) 329-2278
Owners: Del Elliott, Bret Elliott
Authorized Dealer Brands: Club Car, Yamaha, Star Carts
Specialty: Custom Cart Builds
Questions & Answers:
GCMAG: How did you get involved in the golf cart industry?
BRET: Back in 2009, on behalf of the economy crashing, I was laid off from an engineering firm. My college roommate was working at a shop [golf shop] in Columbia [SC] and asked if I wanted to give it a try. After several months of doing it, my father and I decided to open up shop in Rock Hill, SC.
GCMAG: When did your business really take off and why?
BRET: About 5 years ago business really started picking up. Advertising and putting a word of mouth foot print in our community grew our business tremendously. Acquiring the major dealer lines [Yamaha, Club Cart, Star Carts] have been a big boost for our business as well.
GCMAG: What are your future plans for growth and expansion?
BRET: We intend to continue our current growth at our current location and are currently looking into the development of our second location. We are always diligently looking for opportunities to grow our business through dealer networking and local community events. We tend to entertain all options available for future growth and expansion.
GCMAG: Where do you see the future of the industry heading?
BRET: This industry is growing rapidly with new technologies being presented frequently. I believe that the course our society is taking with the large amount of residential neighborhoods in development, now and in the future, it is going to continue to make the golf cart industry stronger.
GCMAG: Can you tell us about your team?
BRET: We are a family owned business. My father Del and my mother Jodie and me run the day-to-day operations of the company. We are fortunate to have a great and hard-working staff that keeps the daily duties moving to keep our business successful.
GCMAG: What was your favorite custom cart build and why?
BRET: There are so many favorites it’s difficult to choose. A friend of mine served this great nation for us in the service. In an unfortunate circumstance, he lost several friends in combat. It was special to me to put together a cart representing his achievements and honor of being in the military as well as commemorating his fallen brothers. It was and honor to do this build and bring a smile to his face in an unfortunate situation.
GCMAG: That’s great Bret and the cart you built for your friend is not only impressive but really symbolizes something very important. We appreciate you taking the time to answer our questions and we look forward to catching up with you guys down the road.
For more information on Metrolina Carts in Rockhill, SC visit them online at MetrolinaCustomCarts.com, stop in to their showroom or give them a call at (803) 329-2278.