About Us

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Hootie and Bob Gipson have lived and served the River Region for their entire life.  They are the owners of Gipson’s Tire Pros (Located next to Cartiology) and they know their way around vehicles.  Being avid golfers, the brothers decided to embark on a new journey, but not too far out of their wheelhouse.  Cartioloy is the perfect blend of their passion and the business they have been in for years.  After a great deal of research they decided to parter with ICON Electric Vehicles, Evolution Electric Vehicles, Bintelli Bicycles and are quickly becoming the premier dealer for the River Region.  You have trusted them to keep you safe on the road for all these years;  going to work, school, grocery store, etc.  In this new venture they aim to keep you on the course, around the neighborhood and moving through life in style and comfort.

 

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Learn a little bit about Ben Waugh:

After attending college in Alabama Ben began his 18 year long career in the golf industry. During this time he held positions as an Assistant Club Professional, Golf Instructor and Golf Industry Sales Manager. He was fortunate enough to work under some of the finest PGA Professionals in the game including two PGA Teachers of the Year and one Club Professional of the Year.

In 2005 he made a career change and bought his first of 5 Badcock Home Furniture Stores in Prattville, AL. Over the next several years he acquired 4 additional stores, bringing his store count to 9. During his tenure as a Badcock Furniture Dealer he received numerous awards and had a Top Ten Store 4 times. He became known throughout Central and Northern Alabama as Your Friend in the Furniture Business and served on several Dealer Advisory Committee Boars for the 116 year old 360 store chain.

Ben brings his passion and enthusiasm for taking care of customers to the electric vehicle industry and currently runs the Orange Beach Cartiology location and is a partner.