EMPORIA (KSNT) — What began as a small project in a Kansas businessman’s garage has become more than just a side hustle.
27 News spoke with Bryan McCoy, the owner of McCoy Custom Carts in Olathe, about expanding his golf cart business into new markets in the Sunflower State.
“My wife really wanted a golf cart and we didn’t have enough to buy a new one, so we went online and found one, fixed it,” McCoy said. “When we did, someone suggested that we try and sell it. We sold it in about an hour on Facebook.
McCoy said he and his wife, Courtney, have sold more than 300 golf carts since that day and have moved on to providing personalized aftermarket upgrades to his growing fan base which includes more than 1,400 Facebook followers.
“We try to provide great value for our customers,” McCoy said.
McCoy’s Custom Carts opened its first location in November 2022, but recently closed a deal with Sommers Auto Plaza in Emporia to begin marketing their golf carts to a wider audience, according to McCoy. Another location is also expected to open in the near future in Riverton to serve southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri.
“We are just thrilled to grow and be able to serve all of eastern Kansas at this point,” McCoy said.
While the Riverton location isn’t open yet, it marks another step on the road to success McCoy’s Custom Parts has been on in recent months. While the company primarily sells golf carts, they also do a lot of service work, including custom work like adding lights, paint jobs, new seats, and other upgrades.
“We can do anything on a golf cart,” McCoy said. “We want to keep it super simple for our customers.”
McCoy said he offers free pickup and delivery on everything he sells. Custom jobs tend to take two to three weeks for McCoy, who manages the projects with help from her family.
“It’s been a huge opportunity for my wife and I to take care of our customers,” McCoy said. “We are excited to grow and continue to serve the state of Kansas. He was an explosive man.
McCoy said the business has allowed him to give back to the community by donating to the local school and church his family attends. His work has also helped his family build new bridges with people from all over the area by building, selling and improving golf carts for them.
McCoy said Sommers Auto Plaza received the carts Jan. 23 and they are open 9:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday and 9:00 to noon on Saturdays. To learn more about McCoy’s custom carts, check out their Facebook by clicking here or call them at 913-216-7687.