Get to Know: King Carts
Where Community, Customization, and the Love of Golf Carts Collide
In the heart of St. Pete, King Carts has emerged as a thriving family-owned business with a captivating origin story. The journey began with a cherished neighborhood holiday tradition—an uninterrupted procession of beautifully decorated golf carts parading through the town, celebrating the vitality of the community. These golf carts are more than just powerful 4-wheel vehicles, they symbolize an invitation to the good life.
The driving force behind King Carts is Bart Harla, the self-proclaimed "Ambassador of Fun," whose dream was to share the joy of the golf cart-loving community. Bart's journey started in his own driveway, where he set out to enhance his golf cart with LED lighting, Bluetooth music systems, and lift kits. His skill and dedication quickly drew the attention of neighbors, and before long, he was customizing their carts as well. The birth of King Carts was the result of a gentle nudge from his patient wife to relocate his operation from the driveway.
King Carts embodies the spirit of family entrepreneurship, led by Bart Harla and supported by his wife, Melissa, affectionately known as the "Queen of Carts." Adding a touch of youthful enthusiasm to the mix, their 2-year-old daughter, Mila, takes charge of the Sales department.
"We love the diversity and liveliness of St. Pete. The People, the community, and the love around St. Pete is unmatched in any city."
Owner, "Ambassador of Fun"
King Carts offers a comprehensive range of golf cart services, including sales, servicing, spare parts, and rentals. What truly sets them apart is their unwavering commitment to transparent pricing. At King Carts, there are no hidden dealer fees—the price you see is the price you pay, plus tax. Additionally, they provide a unique lifetime benefit of free delivery and pickup for your cart. If you decide to upgrade your cart in the future, they'll handle the transportation at no additional cost.
Recognizing a gap in the market, King Carts aimed to become the premier golf cart dealer in the heart of St. Pete. Since its inception, the warm welcome from locals has affirmed that the company has successfully met a long-standing demand. King Carts is delighted to be an integral part of this community and remains dedicated to assisting customers with all their golf cart needs.
The King Carts team is excited to continue this remarkable journey with valued customers and the supportive St. Pete community. The Chamber Community extends a warm welcome to King Carts and eagerly anticipates the growth and development of this partnership together.