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Eric and Greg Tammelin of Echo Cart Services are enjoying the sunshine, ocean breezes and are truly living the Southern California dream!
Brothers, Eric and Greg, were born and raised in Southern California and have lived in San Clemente for over thirty years. Growing up, Eric wanted to be a pilot and Greg wanted to be a veterinarian. Eventually, Eric graduated Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Greg graduated California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
Eric and Greg share the love of hobbies such as golfing (of course), surfing, and hiking. But what they love most is working together to build and grow their business.
Located in San Clemente and in business since 2009, Echo Cart Services maintains the fleet at many local businesses. Among these are San Clemente Municipal Golf Course, Monarch Beach Resort, San Clemente High School and Montage Resort. They provide mobile golf cart repair to customers in Dana Point, San Clemente, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, and surrounding Orange County cities. They offer repairs for all makes of golf carts including Ford Think and Gem cars. They also rent golf carts and street legal golf carts. An added convenience is that they can be at your home for repairs the same day if necessary! Eric says, “We also customize golf carts. If you can think it, we can build it.”
Eric explains, “We take pride in our work. We started doing mobile repairs out of our garage apartment seven years ago. Slowly we earned enough to get a shop space and buy golf carts for our rental fleet.”
The brothers say their biggest inspiration has been being a ground up business. They are not afraid of hard work and exceptional customer service is of paramount importance to them. Eric tells us, “New opportunities and hurdles arise every week, so it is challenging, but fun.” He recounts how they got into the business, “It all started working for Dave Cook at San Clemente Municipal Golf Course. The golf cart repair guys were charging Dave a lot of money so we took courses from golf cart manufacturers and learned from trial and error and became golf cart mechanics. Slowly we grew from that golf course and landed Monarch Beach Resort as a contract to work on their golf carts and mainly their shuttles that take guests to the beach. From there, we gained various other contracts and continued doing mobile golf cart repairs for individuals. We have always sold golf carts as well. We are an authorized pre-owned Ezgo dealership.”
As for what they like most about their job, they love the creativity behind building custom golf carts and doing custom paint jobs. They also love a good challenge in diagnosing a golf cart and the satisfaction of solving the problem. They also enjoy working with each other and their friend and fabricator whose nickname is Big Joe.
A testament to their likability and honesty, they are among the elite businesses who can claim a FIVE-STAR Yelp rating. Reviewer Dale M. of San Clemente had this to say: “I had a problem with a Gem Car today and went to EchoCart Repair and after about 10 minutes they found a short in the wiring and fixed it at no charge. These guys are the best and so honest and I would send anyone to them…keep up the great work.” Maureen S. of Dana Point says: “Outstanding cart service and customer service. They did a wonderful job with pickup, delivery and repairs. Reasonable rates too. Very nice & polite young men. They were organized, prompt, skilled, and communicated well. Highly recommend them!”
Offering a glimpse into just how wonderful these two brothers are, they had this to say when asked if they had a special message to share, “We love our Mom very much and would like to thank her for her support. She raised us two boys and our two sisters so she was a very busy mom.” Of all the things they could have said, that is what meant the most to them to be able to share.
Call Echo Cart Services the next time you need anything golf cart related – trust us, you’ll be glad you did!