The Cart Path to Success
From the time they were young, Darron and Bobby Sanders always wanted to be in business together. The two brothers finally got their chance in 1988 when a friend in the golf car business agreed to sell them 10 cars.
The guys re-sold those first 10 vehicles in a week, then bought 10 more and did the same thing. It didn’t take long for the Sanders brothers to realize they were onto something good. They struck a deal with the regional manager for a major golf car manufacturer; rented some warehouse space – and suddenly they were in business.
While working out of a small space south of Sanford in those early years, Darron refurbished and built golf cars while Bobby focused on sales. They slowly built a dedicated, hard-working staff, many of whom are still with the company today.
In the early ‘90s, Mid Florida Golf Cars moved into a larger building that formerly housed an air conditioning business on U.S. Highway 17-92 in Longwood. The Sanders brothers went on to buy that property, which is still the company’s home today.
After 25 years of growth at the Longwood location and satellite stores throughout Florida, Mid Florida Golf Cars is now one of the oldest and largest golf car dealers and rental fleet providers in the United States.
Darron and Bobby consider it a compliment to be called “old school.” They built the business by maintaining their core values of taking care of customers, providing courteous and efficient service, and employing team members who look and act like professionals.
Though Mid Florida Golf Cars has expanded significantly, Darron, Bobby, and the entire staff are most proud of the fact that their reputation is second to none. They never forget that the only way to do things is the right way.