Medical Mutual 2011 Pillar Award
for Community Service — Columbus
Roush Honda owes its very existence to the people of Central Ohio. The company began when Edwin “Dubbs” Roush began selling Honda motorcycles out of the back of his Westerville, Ohio, hardware store in 1965, moving into the motorcycle outfit into its own location, next to the hardware store, in 1966.
Over the years, the fledgling business grew into a respected automotive dealer due to the loyalty and word-of-mouth advertising of its customers.
So it’s probably no surprise that Roush Honda, which is now led by President Jeffrey Brindley, places a strong emphasis on giving back to the community that gave Roush Honda its start almost half a century ago. The company is involved in multiple charity and community causes in Columbus and the surrounding communities.
Roush Honda’s donations to the communities it serves are immediate and life-changing for the people who benefit from the programs that the dealership supports. From donating a box truck that allows the Westerville Area Resource Ministry to deliver food, to an educator-mentor award recognizing teachers, to providing all factory-recommended service and maintenance for a handicapped-accessible van owned by a single mother whose daughter suffers from a rare disease, Roush Honda’s collective community efforts have touched many lives in countless ways.
The company donates an average of $55,000 per year to nearly 20 area organizations, including the Westerville City Schools, Olentangy Local Schools, Big Walnut Schools, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Opera Columbus, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, the Westerville Symphony and the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Roush’s staff members also give freely of their time, donating more than 100 hours to the Gahanna Rotary Club and to the Westerville Rotary Club and 300 hours to the Olentangy Youth Athletic Association.
How to reach: Roush Honda, (614) 882-1535 or www.roushhonda.com