Battery Specialists + Golf Cars



About Us

Danny Coker purchased Discount Battery in Taylorville, IL from Rex Curtsinger in 1985 with annual sales of $200,000.00. In 1987 he purchased the present location 800 Springfield Rd., Taylorville, IL and changed the name to Battery Specialists.

Since then the following changes have occurred:

1991 Danny purchased Lovin Distributing, a battery wholesaler, in Mt. Vernon, IL.
1992 Kevin Coker moved to Mt. Vernon and opened the retail side of Lovin Distributing naming it Battery Specialists.
1996 The company was changed from a sole proprietorship to Coker Family, Inc., Dba Battery Specialists.
1997 The name was changed to Battery Specialists + Golf Cars. Golf car sales, service and leasing was added to the
company’s portfolio.
1999 Battery Specialists + Golf Cars was named Club Car Distributor for 80 counties in the state of Illinois and also
dealer for the CarryAll Commercial line. Locations for the golf division were added in Mt. Vernon and Champaign,
IL. We were also named as an authorized Power Wheels Service center.
2000 Battery Specialists + Golf Cars received the Superior Market Penetration Award from Club Car, Inc. This was
achieved in its first year as a Club Car Distributor.
2001 Battery Specialists + Golf Cars received for the 2nd year in a row the Superior Market Penetration Award. This
is the first time in Club Car’s history that a distributor has received this award consecutively.
2002 Battery Specialists + Golf Cars reached over $6 Million dollars in sales.
2003 Battery Specialists + Golf Cars Champaign Division added the Xrt Line
2005 Battery Specialists + Golf Cars expanded the Taylorville location with a new showroom and warehouse.
2006 Battery Specialists + Golf Cars received the 5000 units purchased award from Club Car, Inc.
2008 Battery Specialists + Golf Cars add a Highland, Illinois as another location. Company also reached 9 million
in sales.
2009 Battery Specialists + Golf Cars won Club Car XRT Dealer of the year.
2010 Battery Specialists + Golf Cars becomes an LSV Dealer.
Battery Specialists + Golf Cars the 2010 Club Car Distributor of the year.
2012 Battery Specialists + Golf Cars was named the 2012 Club Car Consumer Dealer of the Year.
2013 Battery Specialists + Golf Cars added the Streamlight flashlight products to its portfolio. The company achieved over 10M dollars in yearly sales.
2014 Battery Specialists + Golf Cars became a Club Car Black and Gold Distributor, Developed a Special Events Program SEM and began selling programs to other golf car dealers.

Battery Specialists + Golf Cars now has a sales portfolio including: batteries for everything, starter and alternator repair
and rebuilding, an authorized Power Wheels service center and golf car sales, service and leasing. We have 4 facilities
in Illinois to serve you and a staff of 35 employees, 4 service vehicles, 12 delivery vehicles and 20 trailers.

Our company is serviced based and that is why we believe we have experienced such tremendous growth.

Our company's mission statement is to deliver quality products and excellent service at a reasonable price.