After well over 20 years of military service, Andrew retired and moved back home to Central Louisiana (CENLA). Having moved from one duty station to another over the years, he was finally able to put down roots and fulfill his dream of having his own shop. He initially got into golf carts as a hobby to help justify and pay for his new shop and tools. What he didn’t expect were the numerous requests from people that followed, asking for help repairing their golf carts, help with replacement batteries, and even requests for custom golf cart builds. It wasn’t long before he realized he needed help himself if he was going to keep up with the demand for all of these new requests. He knew that help had arrived when he found his newest best friend, Brian Guillot.
Brian shared Andrew’s passion for wanting to do quality work. Their common experience as veterans helped them form a bond as strong as brothers. Patriot Golf Carts seemed like a fitting name for a veteran-owned business. They’ve had the great honor of meeting numerous fellow veterans along their journey of wanting to help everyone that they can. From the beginning, they knew that they wanted to be “fair and honest” and try their best to do what was right. Nowadays, the majority of their customers come to them by referrals, and they are still humbled each time a customer tells them that a friend or family member referred them.
Patriot Golf Carts and Powersports started with very modest beginnings. Andrew actually had to borrow a buddy’s trailer to pick up his first purchase of golf carts. With much hard work and persistence, they have slowly grown into a company that now employs several workers and helps quite a few customers on a weekly basis. As the business continues to grow, they now find themselves expanding into ATVs, Side by Sides, Mowers, and other outdoor equipment. You can find the motorcycle, golf cart, or side by side you need with Andrew and Brian. Similar to the company’s beginning, the guys listened when their customers started asking for help with their other equipment, and they stepped out on faith to answer the call. To this, everyone at Patriot is humbled and gives all the glory to God for His continued blessings.
Andrew and Brian acknowledge all of the help and endless support they’ve received from their wives, children, parents, and friends who have always stood ready to lend a helping hand.