Clear Creek Golf Car and Vehicles LLC has expanded its space fivefold with a headquarters move to Ozark from Springfield.
Co-owner and President Brian Cheever said the golf car company is wrapping up its relocation, which started April 1. The company's headquarters are now located at 5801 N. 21st St., across U.S. Highway 65 from James River Church. Clear Creek Golf Car operated the past decade at 444 N. Belcrest Ave. in Springfield, Cheever said.
"We were bursting at the seams on every level," he said, noting office sharing had become commonplace and parking was an issue.
Cheever said Clear Creek Golf Car purchased the former Youngblood Powersports building in Ozark for undisclosed terms. The deal also includes the rights to sell brands such as Kawasaki and Yamaha that were purchased from the Youngblood organization, he said, noting renovations to the building also are underway.
Additionally, the acquisition came with seven employees, Cheever said, noting the organization now has more than 50 across its headquarters and six locations. The company is building off $29 million in 2021 revenue – up from $17 million in 2020 – amid a boom in sales of electric- and gas-powered golf and utility cars, he said.
R.B. Murray Co. President Ross Murray said he represented Clear Creek Golf Car and John Youngblood, owner of Youngblood Auto Group, in the deal.
"They're growing here and making a pretty significant investment," Murray said of Clear Creek.
Cheever and investor Jerry Marti bought the 1983-founded business in 2019, according to past Springfield Business Journal reporting.
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