River Recommended Business
Trust is important in any relationship, especially when purchasing from local businesses.  Below you’ll find local businesses that have earned the River Recommended Stamp of Approval.
These are local businesses who’ve earned our trust in every aspect of their business.  We’re confident that they’ll go the extra mile for you and strive to make things right if they accidentally disappoint you or don’t meet your expectations.  Please try these businesses and let us know what you think.

Automotive

A-Team Transmissions

A-Team Transmissions (owned by husband and wife Sean & Stacey) is one of my favorite clients of all time (written by a 12-year River Employee). They do transmissions and some other tricky auto-repair work… which is pretty much a business that no human can stand. And somehow you can’t stand but love these people. They just do the right thing for people… because they’re people that want to do the right thing. In life. For Jesus. And now in their business.

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Owner Sean has muscles coming out of his earlobes. This guy’s muscles look like they could pick up a car with one hand and calmly eat a PB&J sandwich with the other. Yet while his muscles scream “buff”, his temperament screams a Jesus loving Teddy Bear. Owner Stacey is the real thread that keeps the shop together… and Sean would be the first one to admit it of his wife. Her laugh is infectious and her “ya’ll” in no way screams Ohio. Together, they’d tell you they’ve had some ups and downs. And that’s what makes their marriage, their faith, and their business so good today.


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North Columbus | 6200-C Huntley Road, Columbus, OH 43229
North Columbus Phone | 614.848.8484
East Columbus | 6111-A East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43213
East Columbus Phone | 614.864.9520


Dick Masheter Ford

Dick Masheter Ford has been a proud sponsor of The River for over 7 years.  They have been known for decades as “My Friend Dick Masheter”.  They earned that nickname because of the friendly way that they treat every person who walks in their dealership.  Dick Masheter also has an on-site service center with factory trained technicians and an auto-body collision center. They are located at 1090 South Hamilton Road. Or online by clicking below.  They are closed on Sundays because it’s the right thing to do.

 

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Address  | 1090 South Hamilton Road, Columbus, OH
Phone | 888.839.9646


Johns Auto Repair

If you’ve listened to The River much at all over the last 2-years, you’ve heard from the sweet husband and wife combo of Sean & Stacie.  A bit funny and goofy.  A bit sarcastic.  And a lot of real and honest.  To us, good people we here at The River relate to.  Sean and Stacie own ATeam Transmissions in Worthington and Reynoldsburg.  They’ve helped dozens X dozens of River listeners (and a few staff members) already, and now they’ve gone and changed the game even more.

They purchased Johns Automotive Repair to complement ATeam Transmissions.

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Johns has been around for over 35 years… and when John Tuller, the original owner got sick and had to sell the business, he said he chose Sean & Stacie over others simply because he knew they were good people who shared his vision of “Honestly, meeting all of your car repair needs… Honestly”.

While ATeam focuses on the painful transmission issues and big problems, Johns allows them to now help you with the WHOLE CAR as well.  From oil changes to breaks to belts to anything else your car got itself into.
Get the Sean & Stacie trust factor complemented by the John’s Automotive history — and take your car to a place we believe we can say is River Recommended.

 

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Address  | 749 E Lincoln Ave Columbus, OH 43229
Phone | 614.885.9242


Lindsay Automotive

We at Lindsay Acura & Lindsay Honda were one of the first businesses to ever advertise on 104.9 the River as we know it today.  That was a long time ago. We’ve never missed a month in now almost 12-years.  Lindsay Automotive is not just an advertiser on The River though… we’re partners, supporters, and believers in ‘the mission’ of The River as well.

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A lot of listeners have used Lindsay for new or used cars in the last decade.  And because of that, we know we have to go above and beyond with those loyal listeners to live up to our end of the deal.  There is a difference at Lindsay Automotive… come check us out at 1049honda.com or visit us in person!  We’re proud to support the River, and would be proud to help your family as well when the need is there for you.


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Address  | 5805 Scarborough Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43232
Sales | 800.980.1241
Service | 800.980.5169
Parts | 888.620.5191


 

 

 

 

 

Compass Financial Group

 

We have been in the wealth advisory business for over 20 years helping people build wealth with a purpose. Our goal is to provide peace-of-mind to clients so they can worry less about money and focus more on the things that matter most to them. Ultimately, long-term relationships built through serving our clients is what we are most passionate about providing.

SOME OF THE QUESTIONS WE CAN HELP YOU ANSWER
1) Am I making the right decisions with my money?
2) How soon can I retire?
3) What is the best way to pay for college?
4) Do I have the right insurance protection in place for my family?
5) What is the best way to maximize giving to my favorite charity?
6) What is the best way to leave a legacy to my family?

 

THINGS WE DO TO HELP PROVIDE YOU PEACE-OF-MIND
1) Coordinate and integrate all of your financial decisions
2) Structure your insurances to provide maximum protection
3) Balance lifestyle spending and saving for the future
4) Work towards maximizing Social Security and retirement income
5) Build an investment strategy that coordinates all of your accounts
6) Identify tax saving strategies appropriate for your situation
7) Create charitable giving and philanthropic strategies

 

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Address| 6600 Perimeter Drive, Suite 200, Dublin, Ohio 43016
Phone | 614.791.0093 – Ask for Mark Menges


 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Tax Services

Comprehensive Tax Services opened its doors in 2005 with two goals in mind:

1.  helping you get through that annual chore – filing your tax returns – as painlessly as possible, and

2.  making sure that you understand as much about your taxes as you want to know.

Some of our clients like to ask questions and be there to answer ours while we work, and we go from start to finish in a single appointment. Others like to drop their documents off and come back to sign the returns and settle their bill. A few even skip the trip altogether, taking advantage of email and fax to handle all the back-and-forth of information. Whatever your style, we’re here to serve your needs. It has been a privilege for us to serve not only River employees, but also many River families. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you in the coming tax season.

 

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Address| 4933 Pear Tree Ct Gahanna, Ohio – 43230-1039
Phone | 614-898-9423

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Hetter Heating & Cooling

Decades ago, our company did a lot of different things for a lot of different people.  But we started to notice a trend toward completing excellent work on heating and cooling systems.  People kept asking for us to replace, repair and even advise them on their systems.  So we started focusing solely on HVAC systems, and on serving families like our own.  That’s what led to Hetter Heating and Cooling.  We only serve residential, and we only do HVAC.  That’s focus.  And we hope you’ll let us focus on making your heating and cooling systems the best and most efficient they can be, and become part of the growing Hetter Heating and Cooling family.

 

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Address  | 4780 Kenny Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43220
Phone | 614.784.9200


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The Holz Law Firm | Val Holz, Attorney & Counselor At Law

We don’t often like to think of what happens to our family and earthly possessions when we are no longer here, but if we don’t decide today, someone else may be put in the unfortunate position to decide for us. That’s why Attorney Val Holz has chosen to help families with planning their estates for over 20 years, by creating wills and revocable living trusts. He’d love to help your family with these most important decisions.

 

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Address  | 800 High Street, Suite 200, Worthington, OH 43085 (By Appointment Only)
Phone | 740-777-2727 or TOLL FREE 888-752-6669 (888-PLAN-NOW)


The JAE Company

Remodeling your kitchen or bath can seem overwhelming.  The JAE Company can help you choose cabinetry, appliances, countertops with exceptional service.  You can see the difference in their work serving thousands of homes in the Columbus area since 1951.  They value the opportunity to serve your family.

 

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Westerville Address  | 6295 Maxtown Rd., Westerville, OH 43082
Upper Arlington Address  | 1745 West Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43221
Westerville Phone | 614.324.5231
Upper Arlington Phone | 614.294.4941


 

 

 

The Kathy Chiero Group at Keller Williams Greater Columbus

What’s important to you and your family? Neighborhoods. Traffic patterns. Sports. Shopping. Schools. Homes.  With the help of her award winning real estate group, Kathy Chiero brings you in-depth knowledge of Central Ohio and her experience negotiating thousands of contracts .  She’s the kind of person who you can have complete faith in, and she’d love the opportunity to serve you.

 

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Phone |  614.218.1010


Rosati Windows

The phrase, “the good ol’ days” probably mean something different to each person. But to us at Rosati Windows, it reminds us of the most important aspects of our business. To us, the good ol’ days are still happening right now! Because we concentrate on craftsmanship, honesty, family and quality with every window we make. Doing things right, and putting the customer first, is the only way a business should be run. Mike Rosati learned those values from his family, beginning with his grandfather’s store. And those attributes are what makes Rosati Windows a great choice.

 

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Address  | 4200 Roberts Road, Columbus, OH 43228
Phone | (614) 777-4806


 

 

Shaw-Davis Funeral Homes

Testimonial from a River employee: “The Shaw family truly care about people above all else. They went out of their way to serve our family and create a wonderful memory of my grandmother. They’ve handled numerous funerals for our family and church, and we love the care, comfort and ease that they provide.”

 

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Clintonville Address  | 4341 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Short North Address | 34 West 2nd Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
Phone | 614.291.4155


 

 

 

Wild Birds Unlimited

Whether it’s outside the patio doors or looking out the kitchen window with your family, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy visits from colorful birds with quality seed, suet and feeders. Try binoculars and field guides to help you identify what’s in your backyard at Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop, your backyard bird feeding specialist in Columbus.

 

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Address| 6839 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
Phone | 614.860.1133 – Ask for Julie or Larry Baldwin

Dr. James T. Hutta, DDS | Orthodontics

Dr. James T. Hutta has been the respected orthodontic specialist in the Gahanna/New Albany community for the last 22 years, and he is constantly striving to provide the best orthodontic care.  They do one thing and they do it really well…they straighten teeth!

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Dr. Hutta is highly reputable and renown, but one of the coolest things about Dr. Hutta has been his intense involvement in the community.  His philanthropy and support of area schools, sports teams, events, non-profits, and everything else is unmatched and more than just generous.  He’s a guy that decided to be more than just an orthodontist to the community decades back…and that effort, combined with really, really, really good orthodontic skills is why the practice is a true leader in Columbus today.

  • Dr. Hutta’s practice is the home of the Growin’ Grinz Club.  This is a really fun and cool program for your kids that gets them excited about braces and rewards them for doing the right things during their treatment.  Check it out by clicking on their logo here.
  • The walls at Dr. James T. Hutta’s office are maybe the coolest part of the practice.  Dr. Hutta pays for every patient to get professional pictures taken when they have their new smile.  One hangs in the office; the other one goes home with you.


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Address  | 470 Silver Lane, Suite A, Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone | 614.245.5625


Dr. Timothy Moore, DDS

So they call our Doctor… Dr Magic Smile.  Some might simply think that’s a marketing strategy to communicate that he can change your smile from serious trouble to seriously sweet.  Which he can absolutely do.  But that wouldn’t be correct.  They call him Dr Magic Smile because he can make a lot more than cavities disappear.  Our Doc is a nationally renowned magician and collector of magic apparatus’.

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How shall we say it… he’s super-cool-good and respected as a magician. One of the coolest things he’s been able to do on The River is use his gift of magic to further “Jesus” in our community.  We’ve been proud to partner with The River for 7-years now as the Vacation Bible School Partner.  He goes from VBS to VBS doing fun magic tricks and using the tricks to tell kids about Jesus.  It’s been awesome to watch from our standpoint. We’re excited that Dr Timothy Moore is a River Recommended dentist.  We think your kids will love him because of his really cool ability (using fun magic) to make them feel comfortable in the chair.  Mom will love him because he does amazing dentistry at a fair price… and is a guy you just trust.
Just keep an eye on your watch in the chair.  If it disappears…. Well sometimes the Doc just likes to show off.

 

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Address  | 2508 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220
Phone | 614.914.4881


Reynoldsburg Family Dental

Reynoldsburg Family Dental is not just another standard dental practice.  Yes.  You’re going to high-quality treatment, modern dental care (the technology here is super cool to see), and extreme comfort in their high-tech office.  But the biggest thing about Dr Michael J Smith… is that he feels like being a good dentist is also being good at one on one relationships.  We’re not selling cars here.  We’re here to go to any level needed to show you we want to be your dentist for life.

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Bonus Benefit:  You won’t have to wait here.  Making you sit in the waiting room for much longer than it takes you to get yourself a cup of coffee is just not something we believe in.  We run a tight ship so that a visit here doesn’t ruin your day.

  • Reynoldsburg Family Dental has been a River advertiser & partner for 8-years
  • One of the best parts of The River/Reyn Fam Dental relationship has been our 5+ year partnership on The River’s key Christmas Promotion… (“Home 4 The Holidays” — and now — “Christmas Gifts”).  Dr Smith has made it possible for us to reunite dozens of long-lost family members along with delivering some incredible surprise gifts to those in need (washer/dryer, mattress, gifts to 40-kids in less fortunate housing, etc).  It’s one of our most special promotions each year.
  • Aside from his wife Lydia, daughter Mikayla, and son Isaac… The Doc is into golf, digital photography, and very involved with his church.  If you’re ever stuck in a dark alley, the Doc is the guy you want on your side… he’s a black belt in Tae Kwan Do.

 

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Address  | 7589 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone | 614.866.5518

Lambert Jewelers

Keith and Jayne Lambert have served generations of families as their trusted jeweler for brilliant diamonds, beautiful fine jewelry, elegant watches, treasured gifts, custom made styles, and expert jewelry repairs done onsite by our Goldsmith. Everyone at Lambert Jewelers is committed to make every customer “feel at home” with personalized service to help every customer, no matter what their budget is. At Lambert Jewelers our mission has always been a tradition of trust, high ethical standards, knowledge of our jewelry products and services, fair pricing and value to our customers.

 

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Address  | 327 East 5th Street, Marysville, OH 43040
Phone | 937.642.2603