Great Lakes Segway Acquires Longtime Florida Dealer
Walled Lake business continues to expand its mobility offerings
By: Great Lakes Segway
Great Lakes Segway (https://greatlakessegway.com/)
Great Lakes Segway is owned and operated by John E. Smith. Founded in 2010 and now located in downtown Walled Lake, Mich. since 2017, the company not only sells Segway machines, but is a premier authorized repair center, being one of only three centers (including the Florida location) in the country. Segway of Central Florida (https://segwayofcentralflorida.com/)
"This was a natural fit for what we have already been doing and leverages our expertise in Segway and electric personal mobility sales, service and support, and allows us to bring Pedego electric bikes to the area," said Smith, who also owns Pedego Walled Lake (https://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/
The Florida Segway team includes General Manager Dan Watson, a Florida native from Sorrento. SCF offer sales of the full suite of Segway products, including the full lineup of Ninebot products and repairs of Segway machines, serving all of Florida and beyond through an EZ Ship repair program. The plan is to continue serving current and new Segway owners, tour companies in greater Orlando and Southeast U.S., as well as area police departments, convention centers, universities, and recreational and entertainment companies.
In 2010 Smith opened his first company, a Segway PT Tour and Rental business based in Plymouth, Mich. which offered Segway tours and rentals. By 2016 Smith's business had become an authorized dealership, selling and later servicing the mobility devices.
With the recent Florida acquisition, Smith said his goal is to continue building a personal mobility business that offers unique outdoor recreation opportunities for young and old alike.
Great Lakes Segway is located at 239 E. Walled Lake Drive in Walled Lake, Mich. and is open 6 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday to ensure there is always a convenient time for customers to look at and test Segways, Pedego e-bikes and purchase accessories. Segway of Central Florida is located at 430 N. Alexander St. in Mount Dora, Fla. and is open Monday through Friday and Saturdays by appointment.