Gary Colle, Inc. (ColleBuilt Products)

While working with his brother manufacturing one of the industry’s first production wheelchair lifts, “The Golden Boy”, Gary Colle Sr., decided to open a retail location to allow people in need of mobility products better access to his products. Located in San Diego since 1978, the Golden Boy of San Diego continually strives to provide the best possible service, which made deciding to create and manufacture his own Low-Effort Steering, Low-Effort Braking, Automatic Steering Backups and other mobility products an easy decision. Multiple dealers across the U.S. began inquiring about using Golden Boy of San Diego’s products, which led ColleBuilt Products to be founded in 1980.

For over 30 years, ColleBuilt has continued to provide unparalleled service, quality and customer support. ColleBuilt features in-house engineering, state-of-the-art CNC machining and weld manufacturing. At ColleBuilt, they pride themselves on designing and supplying user-friendly products and systems that are simple to install, more compact and more reliable – with customer service second to none.

At R & J Mobility Service, we offer several high-tech systems from ColleBuilt:


Sensitized Steering

Reduced-Effort Steering

Most factory vehicles are equipped with hydraulic power-steering systems that require a force of 35 to 45 ounces to turn the steering wheel. ColleBuilt offers Reduced-Effort Steering for most power steering-equipped vehicles. 24-hour turnaround on most steering modifications.

Low-Effort Steering

Modifications range from 18 to 26 ounces, depending on the vehicle, tire size and any other modifications done to the steering system (spinner knobs, etc.).

No-Effort Steering

Modifications range from 5 to 12 ounces, depending on the vehicle, tire size and any other modifications done to the steering system (spinner knobs, etc.).

Automatic Backup Steering Systems

At ColleBuilt, they manufacture Automatic Backup Steering Systems, which are installed with reduced-effort modified power steering units, to be used in the case of a power-steering failure. They have vehicle-specific kits for the most commonly adapted vehicles in the mobility industry. All of their kits come well-equipped with vehicle-specific installation instructions, powder-coated steel brackets, CNC-machined aluminum parts, the highest quality aerospace hoses and fittings, circuit breakers and LED indicator lights – in addition to customer support. They also offer generic kits.

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Sensitized Brakes

Most factory vehicles are equipped with vacuum-powered braking systems that require 17 to 23 pounds of force for proper braking pressure. ColleBuilt offers Reduced-Effort braking modifications for most power brake-equipped vehicles. 24-hours turnaround on most brake modifications.

Low-Effort Brakes

ColleBuilt’s low-effort modifications reduce the effort of applying the brakes to 9 to 13 pounds of force, depending on the vehicle.

No-Effort Brakes

ColleBuilt’s no-effort brake modifications require only 5 to 8 pounds of force to be applied to the brakes, depending on the vehicle.

Automatic Backup Brake Systems

ColleBuilt manufactures Automatic Backup Braking Systems, which are installed with reduced-effort braking units, to be used in the case of a power-braking failure. They have vehicle-specific kits for the most commonly adapted vehicles in the mobility industry. All of their kits come well-equipped with detailed specific installation instructions, powder-coated steel brackets, CNC-machined aluminum parts, the highest quality aerospace hoses and fittings, circuit breakers, and an alarm buzzer. They also offer generic kits.

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Power Parking Brake

The ColleBuilt modular power parking brake can be installed in most vehicles. This product is ideal for drivers who have trouble applying the factory parking brake. Made of CNC-machined anodized aircraft-grade aluminum, this product includes detailed installation instructions, activation switch, circuit breaker and installation hardware.

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