HILLTOP BUSINESS ASSOCIATION MEMBER OF THE YEAR
CHRIS HAYDOCY OF HAYDOCY BUICK GMC
The Hilltop Business Association has selected Chris Haydocy, President of Haydocy Buick GMC, Haydocy Airstream and RV and Road Adventures RV Rentals as its Member of the Year for 2019. The Haydocy family has operated its automotive business on the Hilltop since 1954, making this its 65th year on the Hilltop.
Chris Haydocy has been strongly committed to business development on the Hilltop and has worked with other business owners to bring new business to the West Broad Street corridor in particular. Chris Haydocy is founder and chairman of Weston Vision Inc., a non-profit corporation designed to help bring revitalization to the Weston District of the Hilltop. Haydocy has and continues to host numerous community meetings from block watch, Ohio to Erie Trail, City of Columbus and Franklin County Development.
Haydocy is proud to showcase the economic vitality of the Hilltop based on his business performance and Columbus Hollywood Casino being the top performing casino in the state of Ohio. Airstream & RV was named the second largest Airstream dealer (East of the Mississippi River) in 2018 and Haydocy believes the Hilltop location is key to achieving these sales numbers.
Since 2012 over 40 Weston district business have started new business ventures or invested significantly in this district. These investments include the Penn Gaming’s 450 million dollar into the Columbus Hollywood Casino, Romney Family investment into Matrix apartments and Mark Wahlberg investment in Bobby Layman Chevrolet. Haydocy is excited about potential new ventures for the district including redevelopment of Westland Mall and West Broad Street (east of Georgesville Road) and 5-star RV Resort.
Chris Haydocy is also Vice President of The Ohio to Erie Trail and helped develop the Camp Chase section of the Ohio to Erie Trail along with the Wilson Road Park and bike hub. Not only does the trail will brings thousands of cyclists through the Hilltop but it also has positive impact on community health, increasing home values and decreasing vacancy. In May 2019, Haydocy helped Wilson Road Park (one of four locations nationally) to host the announcement of the Great American 3,500 mile bike trail across the USA with the Midwest hub being in the Hilltop.