Outstanding Business Awards

Listed Here will be businesses I have awarded with a Certificate for Outstanding Business. The list will be a short one because let's face it I am very particular. When I frequent a business I want a good product and friendly service. I want to feel that they care about me and my needs. Sorry to say most businesses do not operate that way. Today it seems to be all about the bottom line and less about the customer. To me it is bad business sense, but to them it is about the greatest volume in the shortest time. If I find a business that is outstanding, one that makes me feel like they care about me and provides a good product then I want to reward them for being an asset to our community. That is why I came up with this award. If you see a business with this award then you can be sure that they passed my very demanding standards! I encourage people to frequent these businesses as a way of saying thank you.


Rio Colorado

• 2302 Carmack Blvd. • Columbia, TN • (931) 490-2203

If you like Mexican food you will LOVE the food & service here. My family now eats here at least once a week & we always leave happy and full. Their salsa is homemade, all food is prepared with fresh ingredients and it really tells in the quality and taste. They have the best white cheese dip I have tasted in years. On movie night I will get 2 bags of chips & a bowl of white cheese dip to go for us to munch on while enjoying our movie. Their Chimichangas are huge, stuffed full with mountains of toppings. Their Tacos are the real things, not prepared shells like you get at other places. Every one of the staff are friendly and not once has my drink ran empty or the chips ran out. I have a vegetarian friend who went with me & also fell in love with it. They have an extensive vegetarian menu. My hubby hates mexican food, but loves their ribs. I love the price of only $10.75 for a FULL Rack! I cannot tell you enough how great this place is. Give it a try and see if you don't agree.


Crye-Leike Realtors - David Adams

• 1118 Nashville Hwy. • Columbia, TN • (931) 540-8400

A few months back we started looking for a new home. It is always a good idea to have a good buyer agent. We saw several agents but they just didn't feel right. When we finally found David we knew we had found our agent. I was actually impressed before I met him as he had a website with listings that allowed the buyer to find exactly what you are looking for. I was able to tell them on the site the location I wanted, the price range I was looking for, how many bedrooms etc... Then I got a list of the homes available. As if this wasn't enough he would email me when any new listings became available. Online I was able to see photos and all details about the home. Very impressive, but I still wasn't sold until I met him. David went way out of his way for us. He was friendly and so sweet. I felt like he cared about us. He worked hard for us and within a couple weeks he found us our dream home in our price range! He actually got us the home for less then we had thought to offer for it. I just can't tell you enough how great this agent is. When we went into the office to do the paperwork his boss Don popped in to speak with us for a moment. He also was very nice and friendly. David made what could have been a very stressful ordeal into a very pleasant experience. Click Here to visit David's web site and find your dream home! If you call be sure to ask for him!